Risers are little things that create decorating magic around our homes. In vignettes, besides chairs, and on tabletops. They help lamps to be taller and flowers to reach higher. Stacking a group of like household items can act as the most posh risers! They are one of my very favorite go-to things when I’m decorating! I can’t wait to share so here are my favorite decor risers…
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You might be surprised at the things I find around my home to use as risers!
You cannot go wrong when books are stacked to make something taller in a vignette. This is probably my favorite way to use books! Yes, I do read them but they seem to find their way into vignettes, bookshelves and other places to act as those all important risers!
I love to cover my books with burlap so the book covers don’t detract from the overall look of my decor. HERE is such an easy-peasy tutorial for covering books with burlap. And… you can still read the books!
If you love dishes this is for you! Get out your dishes and use them as a riser. How pretty! Just think of all the options!!!! Stack a trio or stack a bunch. Stack different sizes and different colors! The key here is to… just stack them! Stacks up0n stacks!
My favorite place to use stacks of dishes is in the kitchen, breakfast nook and dining room. As you can see I use dishes LIBERALLY!
So so cute to perch a seasonal item on like a little pumpkin, an ornament or a small nest on a stack of your favorite dishes!
Wooden rounds make fabulous risers! Just one or even two stacked on top of each other. They often fade into the decor but they do give a boost to whatever you put on them. I love the touch of texture they bring to what they hold up!
Can you see the wooden round at first glance? I bet if I did not tell you it was there you would not have seen it. Another reason to love wooden rounds!
My favorite season to use wooden rounds is Autumn. They play so nicely with things like pumpkins!
I am so partial of little stools. I have two. One is usually part of my mantel decor. It gives height to items that I want to highlight. I also like the way it makes decor items taller so they are not dwarfed by other items on the mantel.
My green stools hold books and my hen lamp that has lived with me for almost 3 decades. The lamp would have been far too squat for this area if not for a little help from a few books and a cute old stool!
Just like stacked dishes, stacked bowls work wonders in a vignette. They can hold a plethora of little things! A potted plant to a few handfuls of jellybeans to ripe pears. Oh, so pretty, right?
Don’t be shy about stacking lots of bowls together. As you can see below they add glorious height and fun to the kitchen table vignette below!
CANDLESTICKS AND PEDESTALS AND CAKE PLATES
This kind of decorating is so fun and creative. Use pedestals and candlesticks as risers. And don’t forget those beautiful cake plates we all have. We often keep them inside a cupboard if we are not using them. So let’s get them out and use them in amazing ways! They are surprisingly interesting and elevate decor both literally and figuratively!
How about plates on a cake plate with a cloche? Now that is my kind of stacking!
And among the candles in candlesticks on your table, you might want to slip in a little surprise!
Here are a few other ideas for helping your decor to new heights!
Did you notice I also like to use white painted books as risers too? You might like this tutorial…
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