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11 Outline Vases For A Modern Take On Flowers

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If you're drawn to a more minimalist aesthetic in your interiors, that doesn't mean bare walls and empty surfaces are your only route. Rather, try incorporating a handful of well-chosen pieces that speak to your personality without dominating it. The fewer pieces you have, the more special they can become.

It makes total sense that 'outline vases' – two-dimensional-looking wire frames designed to hold stems of dried flowers – are the minimalist's go-to for adding a touch of character to an otherwise clutter-free corner. A bold, geometric reinterpretation of the vase, they are a way to bring the softness of dried flowers into your home. They can blend into a neutral palette or stand out as an almost cartoonish drawing of a vase.

For those who find the black outline a bit too much, there are also ceramic versions (sometimes called donut vases) which come in softer, more autumnal colours but maintain the unexpected vase outline.

Ahead, we've scoured the internet for some of our favourites.

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You can't get more quintessentially outline vase than this. Silhouette Vases has a range of styles and colours, though the black take on a flower vase is the most popular.<br><br><strong>Silhouette Vases</strong> Silhouette Vase™️, $, available at <a href="https://silhouettevases.com/products/brand-new-style-retro-iron-line-flowers-vase-metal-plant-holder-modern-solid-home-decor-nordic-styles-iron-vase?variant=37816914346172" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Silhouette Vases" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Silhouette Vases</a>
You can't get more quintessentially outline vase than this. Silhouette Vases has a range of styles and colours, though the black take on a flower vase is the most popular.

Silhouette Vases Silhouette Vase™️, $, available at Silhouette Vases
For your smaller arrangements, Pura Cal has incorporated a small tube (kind of like a test tube) to suspend your stems in a minimalist pyramid.<br><br><strong>Pura Cal</strong> Small Black Iron Solitary Vase, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/pura-cal-small-black-iron-solitary-vase" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trouva</a>
For your smaller arrangements, Pura Cal has incorporated a small tube (kind of like a test tube) to suspend your stems in a minimalist pyramid.

Pura Cal Small Black Iron Solitary Vase, $, available at Trouva
A black metal frame seems to be the most popular but you can also get outline vases in different materials. This handmade brass number has a bit of a thicker frame and makes a statement with its slightly asymmetrical shape.<br><br><strong>Stone The Crows</strong> Brass Antique - Small Slim Outline Vase, $, available at <a href="https://www.stonethecrowsretail.co.uk/decorative-home-c32/sculptures-c75/brass-antique-small-slim-outline-vase-p3393/s3393" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stone The Crows" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Stone The Crows</a>
A black metal frame seems to be the most popular but you can also get outline vases in different materials. This handmade brass number has a bit of a thicker frame and makes a statement with its slightly asymmetrical shape.

Stone The Crows Brass Antique - Small Slim Outline Vase, $, available at Stone The Crows
Another black iron frame, this vase works for fresh or dried flowers, thanks to its cleverly concealed glass tube.<br><br><strong>PinkToucanCo</strong> Modern Nordic Iron Vase, Black or Gold, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1039703120/modern-nordic-iron-vase-o-ideal-for" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
Another black iron frame, this vase works for fresh or dried flowers, thanks to its cleverly concealed glass tube.

PinkToucanCo Modern Nordic Iron Vase, Black or Gold, $, available at Etsy
The donut vase is a bubble letter version of an outline vase – a touch chunkier but with the same minimalist effect. This particular piece comes in a lovely blue and brown mottled glaze.<br><br><strong>Rhool</strong> Blue and Brown Mottled Glaze Donut Circle Display Vase, $, available at <a href="https://www.rhool.com/products/blue-and-brown-mottled-glaze-donut-circle-display-vase" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rhool" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rhool</a>
The donut vase is a bubble letter version of an outline vase – a touch chunkier but with the same minimalist effect. This particular piece comes in a lovely blue and brown mottled glaze.

Rhool Blue and Brown Mottled Glaze Donut Circle Display Vase, $, available at Rhool
Another outline/donut hybrid, this beige version fits in nicely with Japandi-inspired interiors.<br><br><strong>Croft Home Decor</strong> Beige Nordic Abstract Vase, $, available at <a href="https://crofthomedecor.com/products/nordic-abstract-vase-clay-doughnut-vase-off-white-vase-pampass-vase-circular-vase-round-vase-hm-vase-ring-vase-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Croft Home Decor" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Croft Home Decor</a>
Another outline/donut hybrid, this beige version fits in nicely with Japandi-inspired interiors.

Croft Home Decor Beige Nordic Abstract Vase, $, available at Croft Home Decor
This geometric version can hold more stems for a fuller effect.<br><br><strong>OtaeyahHomeware</strong> Geometric Iron Black Wire Outline Vase, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/990983994/geometric-iron-black-wire-outline?gpla=1&gao=1&" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
This geometric version can hold more stems for a fuller effect.

OtaeyahHomeware Geometric Iron Black Wire Outline Vase, $, available at Etsy
The outline vase may seem like a particularly modern iteration of minimalism but you can always find a vintage inspiration. In this case, the chrome-heavy, geometric '80s!<br><br><strong>VintagevengeanceShop</strong> Vintage Silver Square Hollow Vase #136, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/886993506/vintage-silver-square-hollow-vase-136" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
The outline vase may seem like a particularly modern iteration of minimalism but you can always find a vintage inspiration. In this case, the chrome-heavy, geometric '80s!

VintagevengeanceShop Vintage Silver Square Hollow Vase #136, $, available at Etsy
Another from the eponymous Silhouette Vases but in a squatter, more diamond-shaped style.<br><br><strong>Silhouette Vases</strong> Silhouette Vase™️ – F, $, available at <a href="https://silhouettevases.com/products/brand-new-style-retro-iron-line-flowers-vase-metal-plant-holder-modern-solid-home-decor-nordic-styles-iron-vase?variant=37816914444476" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Silhouette Vases" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Silhouette Vases</a>
Another from the eponymous Silhouette Vases but in a squatter, more diamond-shaped style.

Silhouette Vases Silhouette Vase™️ – F, $, available at Silhouette Vases
One more black iron frame, reminiscent of a water jug.<br><br><strong>Contempee</strong> Black Outline Vase no2, $, available at <a href="https://www.contempee.com/products/black-outline-vase-no2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Contempee" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Contempee</a>
One more black iron frame, reminiscent of a water jug.

Contempee Black Outline Vase no2, $, available at Contempee
The angles of an outline vase meet the ceramic texture of a donut vase.<br><br><strong>VALERIA VASI</strong> Triangle Ceramic Vase, $, available at <a href="https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/valeria-vasi-triangle-ceramic-vase-34cm_R03736917/?fi=wp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Selfridges" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Selfridges</a>
The angles of an outline vase meet the ceramic texture of a donut vase.

VALERIA VASI Triangle Ceramic Vase, $, available at Selfridges

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