Alongside vintage rugs, artwork, and books… one home decor element I’ve been collecting for years? Vessels- particularly of the terracotta variety. This earthy, textural, and classic material is one of the most versatile for interior styling. Today, I wanted to share a roundup of 40+ sculptural terracotta vases and some ideas for styling them in your home. Click through for a really good roundup and inspiration…
I recently shared a tutorial on how to easily style branches for fall, and received so many compliments on my terracotta floor vase. A vintage terracotta vessel appeared on my pedestal during my fall home tour, which garnered an equal amount of attention. It had me pondering why I’ve been unintentionally collecting these vessels over the years, and gave me a fun reason to gather up some more of my favorites. Timeless terracotta will forever be a material I gravitate toward, no matter the season. There’s a real vintage and handmade appeal… even if the vessel is new. They’re also a great way to instantly make a home feel more collected.
Terracotta : A Timeless Material
Terracotta has been used for centuries, which is probably why even the new vessels have a collected and aged look to them. If you’re trying to add vintage appeal to a vignette, but don’t have time to actually thrift or source something vintage in a pinch- insert terracotta.
The earthy hue can range from beige, brown, and tan to amber and orangey-rust shades… a color family I enjoy using here at home. It’s neutral and easily blends with any aesthetic! You can find terracotta vessels scattered all over my house.
40+ Sculptural Terracotta Vases
Here are 40+ sculptural vases of all shapes, sizes, and prices I found appealing. You can shop and see more by clicking on each one below…
Do you have any favorites from the mix? I spent an evening curating all of these and definitely had the itch to order a few more for my home. Terracotta is one of those collections that will never go out of style… it’s something I’m always on the hunt for when thrifting at my favorite local spots.
Styling Tips & Ideas
If you’re wondering how to style these at home… here are some ideas to get your wheels turning:
- Style with branches
- Use for sculptural shelf styling
- Centered on a coffee table
- Styled asymmetrically on a console table
- Stacked atop books in a corner
- Use as a floor vase
- Style with florals
- Use for storage
- Style as sculptural art (on a stand or beneath a light)
- In outdoor or exterior living spaces
- Tucked into shelving or built-ins
- In the kitchen
Someday, I’d love to get a giant vintage floor vase, like the one below… this one lives at one of my favorite marble slab showrooms.
I just use simple soap and water… I’ll spray or wipe them down if they’re dusty or really dirty.
Most of those are handmade antiques (reflected in the price)… they’re crocks and vessels that have been used for storing pantry staples and have a beautiful natural patina that only time can add.
I pretty much enjoy all terracotta, in regards to interior and exterior decor. I would love an oversized floor vase or more giant outdoor planters. Anything big and old, ha!
While these terracotta vessels are easily styled on their own, if you’re looking for additional ways to put pretty vases to good use, I wanted to share some related blog posts with you…
- Trend Alert : Sculptural Vases
- Wispy Pine Needle Arrangement DIY (for the upcoming holiday season!)
- Roundup : Bud Vases
- How to Easily Style Branches for Fall
- A Fun Seasonal Floral Arrangement
I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m headed home from New Orleans this evening and have a fun hotel tour to share with you on Wednesday… there were so many antiques scattered throughout the interior- truly inspiration to be had around every corner! Be sure to check back for that- I’m excited to share more.