Decorative Bowls That Are for More Than Just Serving Food

by Rachel Joyce
While we commonly think of them as vessels for serving food, there are some decorative bowls made with such excellent craftmanship that they're true works of art — and should be treated as such. Yes, they make for a great tablescape stunner, but you can use them to add visual interest and luxurious touches to your home decor. We've rounded up some of our favorites as of late that will surely have your guests impressed. And we've got some decorating ideas for how to incorporate them into your home, too.

Ways To Use Decorative Bowls

Bowls for Coffee Tables

The coffee table is a great place to add a decorative bowl. We love them filled with natural items like driftwood, pinecones, and seashells. As the seasons change, you can switch out what's in it. To create layers and different levels of height, try setting the decorative bowl atop a small stack of coffee table books.

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Vision Pink / Amber Bowl

A large decorative bowl anchors and provides a focal point on a kitchen island. It can be a great way to showcase seasonal fruit (whether real or faux) or can be a great catch-all for kitchen items. To make the island really stand out, set the bowl on a serving tray along with a vase filled with fresh flowers.

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Guzzini Twist Acrylic Centerpiece/Fruit Bowl

by Guzzini

$76.50

Black and Gold Marbleized Footed Bowl

by Classic Touch

$60

Bowls For Shelves

Open shelving, whether it be in the kitchen or in other areas of your home, is an ideal spot for a gorgeous bowl. They look great when paired with picture frames, books, vases, and sculptural pieces. To make the shelving feel balanced, use a mix of materials and vary the sizing of pieces. If the bowl is sitting on a lower shelf, fill it with decorative balls to add some height and texture. Or tuck away loose items that tend to clutter a space, like car or house keys.

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