This Is the Antiquity-Inspired Decor Item You’re About to See Everywhere
When decorating a space, I like to think there are three important factors that should always be present: something cozy, something practical, and a little bit of patina. Before you start thinking patina is something hoity-toity and unachievable, know that it’s just a fancy word for a piece that is (or at least, convincingly appears to be) worn or vintage.
Think of patina like your favorite pair of blue jeans: something that has the perfect amount of wear, the perfect stretch, and a level of comfort that you just can’t seem to replicate with anything off-the-shelf. The same goes for decor items with patina. classical decorating trend with these brand new finds that mimic the look—and yes, patina—of an antique jar.
1. Joshua Vase
2. Amphora Vase
3. Jug Vase
True to its DNA, West Elm offers up a decidedly fresh take on the traditional double handled vase. This piece, which is a whopping 17 inches tall, features a bold matte black band at its base, allowing it to bridge the gap between both vintage and modern styles.
Buy: Jug Vase,
$70.00 $56.00 from West Elm
4. GODTAGBAR Vase
5. Vanilla Glossed Ceramic Vase
6. Terracotta Metal Vase
Although this metal stunner is a bit pricy and maybe isn’t the most historically accurate, it sure is pretty. I mean, look at those thin, angular arms! Thanks to its rusty hue, it would blend in perfectly with other more natural picks to create a truly stunning, warm minimalist vignette.
Buy: Terracotta Metal Vase, $86.00 from Holistic Habitat
7. Drip Clay Jug Vase
You can thank the unique chippy glaze on this terracotta pot for its totally-believable vintage appeal. Bonus: The wide neck of the shape makes it the ideal place to house an oversized arrangement of your favorite blooms, fresh or dried.
Buy: Drip Clay Jug Vase,
$128.00 $94.95 from Terrain
8. Marlowe Ceramic Urn
Fans of industrial decor will love this next pick, which pairs worn, wrought-iron handles with a glazed terracotta form. No matter what kind of blooms you do—or don’t!—put inside it, it’s a vessel that boasts just the right amount of edge.
Buy: Marlowe Ceramic Urn, Starting at $59.00 from Pottery Barn
9. Mottled Amphora Vase
The unexpected blue hue of this vase is such a pretty take on the trend and great for someone that doesn’t really jibe with an earthy, neutral palette. Pro tip: Because the mouth of this vase is so small, opt for a few streamlined stems of pampas grass or tropical leaves instead of trying to cram big blooms in.
Buy: Mottled Amphora Vase,
$95.16 $74.00 from Bailey Street Home
10. Ashland Ceramic Vase
If you’re really looking to turn tradition on its head, find yourself a piece that plays with bright hues, which typically weren’t available in ancient times. This Crate & Barrel piece goes for the bold with a mix of craggy rust, teal, and green glazing as well as asymmetrical handles.
Buy: Ashland Rust and Teal Ceramic Vase, $49.95 from Crate & Barrel