Besides doing the everyday work of holding your oatmeal, salad or pasta carbonara, bowls can be pulled into service in a number of decor-oriented ways. Try filling a used, glazed terracotta bowl with an abundance of fresh lemons—instant Mediterranean chic. Or use a glam Hollywood Regency style vintage bowl for matchbooks (remember those?) from fancy establishments. A vintage or used bowl could be exactly what you need for that extra-special touch.