Vignettes are like telling a story with the things you have in your home. They bring personality and warmth and tell all who see them who you are. Vignettes are such a personal part of decorating a home and should be incorporated in every single room! I think of all the home decor things I do, creating vignettes are my favorite! They are a shop-the-house grouping and can make a space go from nice to amazing! Today it’s Practically Speaking and we are talking VIGNETTES!
Today is the day of the week we get practical about decor and organization and our home/self connection! I love Practically Speaking days. I hope you will participate in the discussion. Please feel free to comment on other’s comments, but please keep it nice!
I think vignettes come so easily to me because there are just a few “rules” that help to make them fabulous. Other than that we are only limited by our creativity!
Let’s get to the “rules” first off…
- one vignette per room… any more can look cluttered
- create a sense of containment by putting a vignette in a tray, basket or even on a placemat! I’ve even used an old window that became a mirror to put a vignette on
- vary heights of objects in a vignette
- use different textures
- think “odd numbers”
- stack items
- candles are nice
- edit, edit, edit… Less can be more!
- use what YOU love
Here are some rules to break
- your vignette does not have to “match” your rooms color scheme… You can be daring if you want!
- don’t buy new… shop your home!
- don’t stick to a theme. The element of surprise can be amazing
- it’s okay to copy a style you love
I find myself using the same elements in my vignettes in different ways. I guess I’ve found some things that work with my room and “feel” like me so they tend to show up again and again.
Here are a few of my favorite vignette decor elements…
- my Cudahy Packing box
- burlap books
- flowers or natural elements
- seasonal elements
- pine cones
- decorative orbs
Don’t limit yourself to creating a vignette in your living room or family room. One of the easiest vignettes to create is in the kitchen. So dig our your dishes and other things from your kitchen cabinets and play!
That being said, don’t limit yourself to what’s in your kitchen either. Use what works for you!
I’m a big fan of seasonal decor. I think it has something to do with the fact that I was a first grade teacher! At school we marked the marching of time by seasons and holidays! I still do that. The kitchen is the perfect place to show off each season’s bounty!
Be creative! A vertical vignette works great in small spaces!
Pick a room that could use a bit of your personality and create a vignette! Create a curated look that is unique to you and shows off who you are!
Your room will thank you for it!
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