Summer is the time for laid back decor. But that does not mean that it should not be beautiful. Let’s create a vignette or two or three for our homes that will work all summer long! As the flowers change in your garden so will your vase and blooms but the rest of the vignette can stay the same! Easy-peasy! Here’s how I created a summer worthy vignette that will last this lazy hot season!
A vignette is the perfect way to decorate for summer. Just make it easy! Nothing elaborate. I’m using my favorite basket for summer decorating. It’s big and has lots of texture.
A vignette should be a mix of texture. Nubby, smooth, furry, hard, soft and everything else in between. You don’t have to use every texture but choose a few.
I found this basket years ago at HomeGoods. Even though this basket was very reasonable, choosing the perfect basket or tray to gather up your vignette is a place to make an investment. If you find a basket you love it will be something you will treasure and use for years!
I have kept the decor inside the basket at a minimum. And let the great weaving on the bottom of the basket show!
I chose to use a pottery lantern as a container for the bridal veil spirea that is blooming profusely around the side of the porch. I put a plastic container of water inside the pottery and then arranged the flowers.
Every vignette needs a tall element. And what better than summer flowers to make this vertical statement. After all, they are abundant this time of year!
As the summer rolls on the flowers will change. Soon, peonies will fill a fluted vase in the spot that now holds the spirea.
Almost a must for me is to stack a couple books to put my vase on. As you probably know, I’m all about the nubbiness of burlap books, especially against the smooth pottery container!
If you like a little more color in your vignette, books with bright jackets are a good choice.
I like a very tight color palette and lots of white for summer, so nubby burlap books work for me as textural risers!
The next thing I chose for my summer vignette is a big, big candle. The spirea overtakes it and that’s okay because for now, I’m not lighting it. The candlestick is not as high as the flowers and that is the look I was going for. Make sure to vary heights of decor elements in a vignette!
Nothing makes a vignette fall flat like things all the same size. A big no-no!
The candle and chunky candlestick work with the vignette and the crazing on it is a pretty detail!
A candlestick is a great item for a vignette!
To round off this vignette I added a faux plant in a white planter. I love these plants and little pots from Ikea! I have a handful of them. They are inexpensive, and very good fakes and are amazing to tuck into decor!
This little plant calls attention to the lower parts of the vignette. You really need to get up close to see that it is not the real thing!
An easy trio in my basket makes a nice looking vignette that hits on many of the elements that make a vignette worthy of looking at. And so easy to create!
I threw in a few blue tile coasters to have them on hand for guests!
Now, it’s your turn! Create an easy, breezy, fun and beautiful vignette that will last all summer long!!!!
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