How To Use Canisters

Canisters are incredibly versatile and serve so many practical purposes.

In fact, we are often discovering new ways to use them in home decorating and organization that we hadn’t thought of before, which makes us love them even more! On top of that, there are some gorgeous canisters out there that can really elevate the aesthetic of your space. Canisters often come in sets that are varying sizes but the same style, which gives displays some of that depth and variation that we all love. 

Although canisters were traditionally used to store flour, sugar, or cookies on the kitchen counter, here are some of our favorite and more creative uses for them in home styling today!

  • Stems. If you’re looking for the perfect vase for your favorite stems, canisters might be the answer! You can either choose one large canister and fill it with blooms to make a beautiful centerpiece, or use a trio of canisters, filling each with flowers and greenery that suit its size, creating a diverse floral display. If you’re wanting to achieve a little bit more of an untraditional or eclectic feel, go ahead and mix canisters with traditional vases, using both ceramic and glass. We have some awesome canisters at LJ, and we can create a unique stem arrangement just for you!
  • Storage. Canisters are the ultimate storage container. Not only are they convenient, but they are beautiful and often easy to label, so it’s easier to stay organized! We have loved using glass canisters to store and display pantry items. Not only do canisters seal well to keep your food fresh, but they just look so pretty! Who would have known that dry pasta could look so good on a shelf?! Canisters are also a great way to store cosmetics and other items in the bathroom. Think Q-tips, cotton swabs, or even bath bombs and bar soaps! 
  • Styling. Besides all of their other uses, canisters are simply a fun and versatile element to incorporate into various displays in your home. If you are needing a little something more on your fireplace mantle or entryway table to add some height and interest, canisters can be a great way to achieve that. You can either leave them empty, or fill them with dried foliage, incense sticks, or even an aloe plant. Be creative, and of course, let us know if you have any questions or need any opinions!

As you can see, there is no end to the ways canisters can be used in your home. We’d love to hear some of your favorite uses – even if you just love using them to store your baking necessities on the kitchen counter!

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