51 Decorative Bowls to Complete that Shelf, Table, or Countertop

Decorative bowls are a fantastically versatile accent category. They can be displayed on their own or used with other objects you already have – they can be a stage on which you can display decorations, or they can help to organize the everyday essentials around your home. In this post, we’ve collected our favorite decorative bowls for any purpose. From small decorative dishes to dramatic sculptural vessels, there’s something here sure to suit every style. Need something to fill in that empty shelf or that bare tabletop? Find your next favorite accessory in the compilation below.

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White Ceramic Leaf-Shaped Bowls: These leaf-shaped decorative bowls are fun to use together or apart. Invest in the small ginkgo leaf or elm leaf to use in accent placements or let the large ash leaf shine as a table centerpiece. Each one is crafted from fine Italian stoneware, finished in brilliant white to serve as a versatile canvas for endless decorative pairings.

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Gilded Dora Maar Decorative Bowl: Prolific designer Jonathan Adler is known for his glam-forward furniture designs and his subversive ceramics – the Dora Maar bowl has become an especially iconic addition to his portfolio. This piece is given a glam treatment with details in radiant gold. Display on a shelf or fill with cut flowers on any tabletop.


Geometric Small Decorative Bowl Set: Invest in a set for instant coordination. These budget-friendly ceramic bowls feature a faceted shape for a modern geometric look, each one trimmed with gold glaze for a touch of luxe appeal. This set of two maintains a compact footprint for easy placement anywhere, from office desks to bathroom countertops.

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Adler Eve Gold and White Decorative Bowl: A hand-shaped base lends this decorative bowl a tremendous sense of sculptural appeal and charismatic personality. The porcelain exterior maintains a matte finish, the interior electroplated with radiant gold. This playful Jonathan Adler design measures at 8 inches across.


Shallow Decorative Gold Bowl: With its low edges, this shallow bowl is ideal for decorative display – use as a sophisticated stage for items like pinecones, crystals, small trinkets, and more. It could also serve as a convenient landing place for jewelry at the bedside or pocket change at the entryway.

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Decorative Solid Brass Ripple Bowl: The gorgeous Ripple Bowl is crafted from solid hand-cast brass sure to last a lifetime with proper care. The gentle wavering edge lends a playful contemporary touch, sure to capture attention whether the bowl is filled or left empty. This piece measures at 12 inches across and stands on a dramatic pedestal base.

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Nambe Copper Bowl with Patina: A natural verdigris patina enlivens the textured exterior with brilliant contrasting color, while polished copper plating illuminates the bowl from within. This beautiful Lisa Smith design features a rippled edge sure to draw the eye from any angle. At 15 inches across, the bowl is ready to stand as a focal point on any shelf or table.

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Red Moon Copper Decorative Bowl: Designed by Elisa Ossino, the large Red Moon Bowl showcases the raw beauty of expertly finished copper. Each one is handmade and finished with a clear lacquer to reduce oxidation for a pristine look sure to last. Stilt-like legs lend an architectural quality to this irresistible design.

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Red Moon Decorative Copper Bowl: The small Red Moon Bowl features a jaunty disc-shaped handle that strikes a playful silhouette. Like all pieces in the Red Moon collection, this piece is crafted from smooth copper with a clear satin finish.


Textured Silver Decorative Bowl: This simple spun bowl is handcrafted with a textural silver exterior that sparkles in the light. The sides of the bowl are kept low to display whichever items are placed within.

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Geometric Silver Decorative Bowl: The exciting La Stanza dello Scirocco series is a collection of home accessories by architect and designer Mario Trimarchi, its form appearing to defy gravity like confetti caught in a gust of wind. This piece is finished in a reflective silver – also available in black and white.

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Alessi Silver Decorative Bowls: Double wall construction gives the Double Bowl series a creative reflection-bending design that elevates the contents of each. For display, the mirror polish is sure to delight. For practical applications, the interior void serves as an insulator to keep chilled salads or desserts cool until served.


Nambe Silver Decorative Bowl: Designed by sculptor and furnituremaker Sean O’Hara, the Nambe Love Bowl features an especially refined silhouette and beautifully polished surface sure to look fabulous anywhere in the home – but its heart shape makes it an especially thoughtful option for gifting. Nambe alloy is famously non-reactive for protection against tarnishing.


Large Decorative Footed Bowl: A speckled mercury glass effect gives this large decorative bowl a sense of vintage character, while the silhouette establishes a sharp modern impression. The weighty aluminum base ensures stability whether displayed empty or filled with your favorite decorative finds.


Palm-Shaped Gold Decorative Bowl Set: Cast from aluminum, these substantial decorative bowls feature an impressive depth of detail – each one shaped like a stylized tropical leaf. Use to complement interior themes ranging from glam to mid-century modern to coastal and more. Each set includes three bowls.

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Venus Williams Bronze Decorative Bowl: From the homeware line of tennis legend Venus Williams comes a decorative bowl worthy of your most prominent placements throughout the home. This piece is raised on a sophisticated stand, the surfaces finished in weathered bronze for a distinguished antique look.

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Echasse Large Decorative Glass Bowl: Echasse is named for the French word for stilts, an apt way to describe the unique brushed brass base of this elegant glass bowl. This gorgeous Theresa Rand design is ideal for contemporary, mid-century, and minimalist interior themes.


Iittala Kuru Decorative Glass Bowls: Kuru is a series of decorative bowls by Philippe Malouin, manufactured in Finland by legendary glassworks company and design brand Iittala. Choose from three smokey colorways, each one crafted with a small footprint that can fit easily in any niche throughout the home.

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Gomez Red Decorative Glass Bowl: Handblown glass construction makes every Gomez centerpiece bowl a unique work of art, each one differing slightly from the next. These gorgeous accents boast a rich amber tone for easy coordination with a wide variety of interior themes. Each one is food safe for functional use in the kitchen, if desired.


Flower-Shaped Decorative Bowl: Carved from natural mango wood, this playful flower-shaped bowl is sure to capture attention in any placement. This piece features a strong pedestal base and a shallow basin, serving as a functional stage for decorative objects you place within.

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Stoneware Jade Green Decorative Bowl: Jonathan Adler’s gorgeous Berlin bowl is reimagined in mottled jade stoneware for a creative carved look. This piece features a dome-shaped bowl supported by a stable structural base for an architectural look. This bowl measures at 8 inches in diameter.


Blue Cabbage Decorative Bowl: This playful decorative bowl is imprinted with a botanical relief to mimic the layered look of cabbage leaves, every detail accented by a glossy colorful glaze. Choose from five color options – some color options are available in a range of sizes so that you can mix and match to create a fun composition.


Mosaic Decorative Blue Bowl: This matte white bowl is accented with a mosaic of brilliant cerulean tile, artistic in every detail. Use this decorative bowl to complement interior themes like bohemian chic, coastal, eclectic, and more. This bowl measures at just under 15 inches across.

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Kosta Boda Blue and White Decorative Bowl: This chic Kosta Boda bowl beautifully reflects the experimental minimalist styling of its designer, Anna Ehrner. Bold swirls of color weave their way throughout the glass like expressive strokes of a paintbrush. Each one is unique. Choose from seven different styles.


Small Blue Decorative Bowl: These shallow bowls offer a fantastic way to organize small items throughout the home, able to fit effortlessly almost anywhere. Choose from four stylish colors – use to catch jewelry at the bedside, to store pocket change at the entryway, or use on a desk to hold office supplies.


Raawii Strøm Pink Decorative Bowl: This chic modern bowl by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen draws inspiration from the iconic still life works of Danish painter Vilhelm Lundstrøm, from which the vessel draws its name. This bowl is crafted from silky matte earthenware and is available in four adaptable colors.

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Kubus Modern Decorative Bowl: Kubus is a series based on original drawings by legendary architect Mogens Lassen, each piece utilizing Bauhaus-inspired geometry and utilitarian finishes. This bowl is crafted from sturdy steel in a matte black lacquered finish, also available in brass and white.

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Adler White and Black Decorative Bowls: Jonathan Adler’s Palm Springs series features bold geometric silhouettes decorated with playful patterns in textural black and smooth white glaze. Mix and match different shapes and sizes to create your own unique decorative composition on any table or shelf.


Leather Decorative Bowl Catchall: Genuine full-grain leather is stiffened and tied off to create a structurally stable bowl design, ideal for decorative or functional use. Place at the entryway as a catchall, in the bedroom as a jewelry tray, or in the office to collect accessories.

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Floral Decorative Stoneware Bowl: Lightly decorated with charming botanical motifs, this hand-formed stoneware bowl offers a touch of whimsy for any surface in the home. This delightful piece is beautiful enough for display alone or filled with your favorite potpourris, dried flowers, decorative orbs, and more.


Rattan Decorative Bowl with Lid: Are you looking for a decorative bowl geared more toward storage than display? This beautiful piece is woven from natural rattan with a matching lid to keep the contained items hidden from sight. Use to stash away clutter or place on a table to contain everyday essentials.


Striped Decorative Bowl Set: Beautifully sculpted terracotta is adorned with a woven rattan rim. This enchanting decorative bowl set offers a medley of rich texture sure to elevate the decor of any room. Use this set to complement interior themes like tropical, bohemian chic, global, and more.

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Rattan Decorative Centerpiece Bowl: Natural rattan is hand-woven with true sculptural appeal in this breathtaking decorative bowl. Use as a dramatic centerpiece or as a standalone work of art on any table or shelf.

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Terracotta and Rattan Decorative Bowl: This weighty terracotta bowl stands tall on a stable pedestal, the rim of the bowl decorated with rhythmic handles each wrapped in natural rope. The concrete-like finish makes this piece suitable for a range of interior themes from minimalist to coastal to industrial and more.

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Ruffled Carved Marble Decorative Bowl: These solid marble bowls are intricately carved in a playful ruffled shape, the hard stone given a weightless fabric-like look. Each bowl is sold separately – use alone or mix and match. The coral-like shape makes this set ideal for nautical decor themes.


White Wooden Oval Decorative Bowl: Hand-carved from natural paulownia wood and given an airy whitewashed finish, this beautiful accent offers a touch of tasteful rusticism ideal for farmhouse and cottage interior themes. Use as a catch-all tray, as a shallow bowl for decorations, or use as a base for other decorative vessels.

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Heavy Marble Decorative Oval Bowl: This carved marble bowl measures at 26 inches in length, ideal for use along a large shelf or placed atop a dining table as a powerful centerpiece. The subtle footed design makes this piece an especially stately decoration even when displayed on its own.

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Large White Marble Decorative Bowl: A smoothly honed marble vessel stands perched atop a carved acacia wood base, a combination of soft and hard natural materials that treat the eye to a pleasant play on contrasts. This piece is handmade and measures at 15 inches in diameter sure to make a dramatic impression anywhere. Food-safe construction makes this piece suitable for use as a fruit bowl.

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Global Views Marble Decorative Bowl: White marble is carved with a playful scalloped shape, the edges lightly shaped to establish a dramatic interplay between light and shadow. This intriguing design features high peaks to contain items within, the low valleys allowing a peek at the contents within.


Footed Decorative Metal Bowl: This handsome decorative bowl is crafted from sturdy metal and finished in textural taupe, the matte effect emphasizing its geometric silhouette. A tall footed base elevates the vessel for standalone decorative appeal. This piece measures at 8 inches in diameter.

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Terrazzo Black Decorative Bowl: Measuring at 14 inches across, the dramatic shallow bowl serves as a dramatic stage where you can display your favorite decorative contents. This piece is made from a unique terrazzo material, finished with a black resin rim for sophisticated modern contrast.

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Terracotta Decorative Bowl with Woven Base: Crafted from terracotta finished to look like carved stone, the dramatic Lakshmi Bowl offers an artistic take on natural elegance. This piece perches on a woven water hyacinth base to establish a sculptural presentation.


Earthenware Prong Decorative Bowl: This playful earthenware bowl is handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY, made with an open shape for a bright and airy look. Use on its own or drop a small cloth inside the bowl to contain smaller items as needed.


Dried Lavender Decorative Bowl Set: Designer and crafter Madeline Philbeck showcases an especially creative way to decorate with natural materials with this unique lavender bowl set. Each bowl is made with real lavender pressed into paper-thin polymer clay, the edges accented with a touch of gold leaf for a glamorous shine.

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Ettore Sottsass Yellow Decorative Bowl: Created by Italian design legend Ettore Sottsass, this striking centerpiece is an icon of postmodernism that can be displayed anywhere throughout the home. This piece is crafted from beautiful limewood, the base finished in bright and sunny yellow.

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Large Decorative Wood Bowl: Sculpted from paulownia, this simple wooden bowl features beautifully prominent woodgrain, each one unique. This piece measures at just over 20 inches in diameter to serve as a substantial decorative element on any tabletop – the scale is especially perfect for use as a dining table centerpiece.


Carved Wooden Decorative Bowl: This charming mango wood bowl features a carved surface finished in a light whitewash finish. Use to complement interior themes like coastal, bohemian, cottage chic, and more. This bowl measures at just over 11 inches in diameter.

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Wooden Long Decorative Bowl: Sculpted from sturdy teak wood, this beautiful oblong bowl offers a touch of nature for any surface in the home. This piece measures at just over 26 inches in length, ideal for wide shelves or for use as a centerpiece on a large dining table.


Carved Wooden Decorative Bowl Set: Playful scalloped edges set these decorative bowls apart from the rest. Each one is carved from solid teak wood that will only grow more beautiful with age and wear. Each set includes three bowls – the largest at 14 inches in diameter and the smallest measuring at 10 inches in diameter.

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Carved Wood Decorative Bowls: These gorgeous wooden bowls are crafted from the stumps of fir trees left behind after logging operations – by removing these stumps, new growth is allowed to flourish. Each bowl differs slightly from the next, making each one a unique work of art.

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Footed Wooden Decorative Bowl: This simple wooden bowl is elevated – figuratively and literally – by the addition of elegant round feet at the base. Use as a serving bowl, a centerpiece, or as a stage for tabletop decorations.

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