Who doesn’t love a statement piece to brighten up a boring space. I find the fantastic thing about some vases is they can look good with or without flowers and the Balto vase from Habitat is exactly like this. Bold, bright and tactile it’s perfect for any space. To touch it feels substancial, with its thick textured body and that bold saffron yellow exterior calling your eyes over.
The colour is bold but not brash and the texture catches the light giving it an extra 3d kind of element. I particularly like it against a contrasting background which is why I placed it in my living room against my teal fireplace wall.
The vase is perfect for cut flowers, at 28cm tall its larger than the avergae vase so stops flower stems from drooping and alows to create a fun arrangement. I picked flowers from my garden, some cow parsley for foliage, then lovely bright and bold tulips and even a bit of delicate clematis. I think this vase would look particularly good with dafodills too, their tall trumpets picking out the yellow in the vase. Picking flowers is such a joy, I highly recommend it for a bit of light relief!
I was sent the balto vase free of charge for the purpose of this review, all word, pictures and opinions are my own.