The Best Modern and Classic Decorative Bowls
Decorative bowls can have a range of uses in the home. From keys to candles, plenty of items fit the decorative bowl. Or, of course, an especially beautiful one can be displayed on its own. When it comes to using bowls as home décor, the sky's the limit. Whether you want a centerpiece or just a dish, there is something for you.
A large, flat bowl such as this makes a wonderful centerpiece. Handcrafted from brass, it can accommodate stacked items in its center for an attention-grabbing addition to any table. Fill it with fruit, a combination of rice and crystals, or even sand and rocks to make a Zen garden.
This small, Murano bowl is understated from far away. However, get closer and you’ll notice its impeccable interior detailing. It features gold leaf on the inside for a truly enchanting effect. Created by Alfredo Barbini, this mid-century piece will last a lifetime.
Although this bowl is Italian in origin, that likely isn’t the location you would immediately associate with it. Intended to be a direct reference to ornamentalism, the dish is designed with fine gold lines that radiate from the center. Evoking images of tropical adventures, they ultimately form a palm leaf. If you want a piece of summer in your home, look here.
Inspired by the ocean, this Murano glass bowl is full of motion and light. Conceptualized by Formentello with its signature murrine technique, it’s sure to stun anywhere it’s placed. Fill it or leave it on its own.
From a factory founded by cartoonist Bordallo Pinheiro, these pieces are sure to be lively and fun. This bowl is certainly those things and more, seeing as bananas are arguably the most fun fruit. A bowl filled with bananas is great—but a bowl made of them is even better.
Inspired by the architecture of its birthplace Valencia, this brown bowl is beautifully textured. The intricate swirling design is created by mixing terracotta clay and white chamotte. An hourglass shape brings clean lines to the piece while a glazed interior brings shine.
Handmade of plaster, this pedestal bowl is the perfect centerpiece to add variety to a home with coastal interiors. Be careful, though: Its raw nature means that it’s not waterproof.
Pigmented concrete swirls around itself in a handmade mold to create a one-of-a-kind vessel. Who knew this industrial material could be so beautiful?
The foot of the bowl takes new meaning here, where it’s characterized by four literal feet. A magnificent bronze, it can be used for keys, coins, or stand on its own.
You’ll certainly be the only person you know with this Fajalauza Lebrillo terracotta bowl from Granada, Spain. A late 18th-century original, it’s amazing it’s survived this long. The white and green coloring add to an already beautiful form.
From the Tema Variation series, this Piero Fornasetti bowl is sure to be loved by fans of the artist. Porcelain adds a timeless and delicate touch. We’d suggest using it as a dish for something, but this is a piece you don’t want to cover up.
Bringing together the best of many design styles, this marbled bowl is fashioned with an unexpected but contemporary gold band around the rim. A dark interior contrasts with a colorful, light exterior for a versatile piece.