Winter is a time to pare down decor and enjoy the breathing space a less-is-more attitude around the home brings! It’s a great time to organize and to clean and to get rid of things we no longer need or want! I’m starting in my kitchen and cleaning, organizing and decorating it! I’m striping out all the excess and clutter and keeping it quite utilitarian until spring. My large island is getting the same treatment with just one big kitchen vignette! Here are 6 tips to help you make make an amazing winter kitchen island!
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Now, let’s create a kitchen island vignette! Here are 6 tips for making it simply perfect!
There is not much difference between creating a vignette for a kitchen island or a living room table really! I think the most important thing to remember is scale! If you have a large kitchen island like I do the scale of your vignette needs to be big too! Use a big tray or basket to contain the vignette. The bolder the better! The kitchen is a place to play up rustic pieces that you might not use in your more formal living spaces!
It’s so nice to have something living as a part of a winter vignette. We all need a little plant to care for when we can’t dig in the dirt outside. And it literally brings life to your vignette and kitchen!
I’m using a sweet ivy topiary I got from my friend Debbie as a Christmas gift! I love the terracotta pot too! It peeks out from a white bowl the plant is in!
In the winter it’s so nice to have the glow of candlelight! Make sure to include some kind of light to your vignette! I’m crazy about lanterns so I added a lantern to my vignette!
The candle is faux and can be set to turn on in the evening. I love this candle because it looks so real! The flame actually flickers!
USE WHAT YOU HAVE IN THE KITCHEN
Because you are creating a kitchen vignette, use lots of dishes and bowls. Stack dishes as risers and find other fun kitchen items to work in your kitchen vignette!
I have these adorable stackable measuring cups that I perched on a stack of black and white accent plates! An ironstone pitcher filled with odds and-end-silver flatware is a great addition too!
Layering decorative pieces in a vignette makes it so so much more interesting! Stack dishes, put something fun in bowls, tuck pretty napkins into the corner of the tray, add a coordinating tea towel to the bottom of the tray or basket. Think layers! It takes a vignette from nice to fabulous! Just don’t over do it! A vignette should tell an interesting story not look cluttered! Which bring us to…
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Winter is a time to give your vignette a little breathing room! Don’t crowd the elements in the vignette. Keep the color scheme tight. Use lots of interesting textures and repeat elements!
Black and white make up the bulk of color in the vignette. I brought in a fun rustic ampersand to repeat the galvanized metal elements in my kitchen.
Now how about playing with your dishes and make an amazing winter kitchen vignette to enjoy until the snow melts? What colors and dishes would you use?
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