Glass cylinder vases are one of the most versatile accessories in decorating. With their simple and classic shape, as well as accessibility at a variety of price points, it’s no wonder they’ve become a favorite amongst decorators and a staple in decor. If I think about how many glass cylinders I have in my own home, I’d have to say there are at least half a dozen. Some of these are always on display, and the others are pulled out from time to time for seasonal decorating or entertaining.
I thought I’d gather together some of my favorite ways to make good use of glass cylinder vases in almost every room in your house. Chances are you have at least one or two sitting around.
Use one small glass cylinder within a larger one to create interesting candle holders with items sandwiched between. This wine cork candle holder by Two Twenty One is perfect for a table centerpiece.
There are many other ways to use glass cylinders as candle holders. Play around with different materials depending on the season, occasion, or a particular style that complements your decor.
Use glass cylinders to hold mementos from your travels. We have a collection of shells and coral on our family room side table.
Try grouping several vases of varying heights together for a beautiful impact. Keep the objects within each vase a similar theme or color.
Glass cylinders are a clever storage solution in the bathroom. A tall slender one works perfectly for toilet paper storage, and smaller ones can be used for makeup brushes or extra soap.
Use a cylinder vase to hold lemons or other fruit. Not only does this bring a pop of color to the kitchen, it doubles as a pretty storage vessel. (Anyone else a huge fan of this movie?)
Another use is in the craft room or office. Check out this repurposed wine rack and glass cylinder combo for holding crayons, markers, paint brushes and more.
Remove your plants from the plastic pots they came in and place in glass cylinder vases. These potted orchid plants topped with moss are a beautiful addition to any room.
Of course it’s hard to beat a glass cylinder vase filled with flowers. My favorite!
Finally, glass cylinders can also be used purely for function like this vase placed inside a rubber boot filled with tulips. So adorable for spring!
Do you have any other ideas for decorating with glass cylinder vases? I’d love for you to share your ideas!
Enjoy your day,