8 Tips for Making Beautiful Vignettes
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Display objects in odd numbers
Use Different Textures
Textured items add interest to your display. We love using shiny, flat and colorful items in our vignettes.
Shop the House
Be sure to use items that you already have in the house. There might be some long-forgotten treasures that can gain new life in an updated vignette.
Incorporate Plants and Greenery
This grouping has a live lavender plant, dried lavender, a wooden scoop, raffia and a glass jar. It sets the tone of a vintage apothecary shop. Using fresh flowers and greenery adds energy and interest into your home.
Use Favorite Collections
We love vintage cameras…big time.
We love to display them any chance that we can. They become great conversation pieces and we get to enjoy our collections every single day.
Add Items With Varying Heights
You don’t want your collected vignette to all be of the same height. You want your eye to look up and down rather than straight across. Does that make sense? Stacking books is the perfect and easiest way to add height to a vignette. You can also use magazines, wooden boxes, candlesticks, photo frames or vases.
We love using trays to group our vignette decor. Sometimes it can get overwhelming to think about putting together a vignette. By grouping your collection onto a tray your design is much easier to manage.
Color is Your Friend
Color always adds interest to home decor and especially to vignettes. Showcase your personality and creativity with your favorite colors and collections.
Just have fun when you are working with your displays. Stand back and edit…take away a piece – add another.
Needless to say we each change around our vignettes a lot in our houses. Think about doing this with the change of each season. Spring will be here before we know it. Start pulling out some of your favorite items now. This list could include:
- Aqua mason jars
- Books – vintage, paperback
- Metallics…copper, bronze or gold
- Personal collections: inkwells, cameras, skeleton keys, wine corks, spools, black and white photos
- Colored Glass: cobalt blue, turquoise, amber, green
- Photo frames
- Wooden Boxes
- Trays: straw, wooden, leather, colored
We hope you find our 8 tips for making beautiful vignettes easy, helpful and practical. We would love to see what you create!
These are all such great ideas! Color is your friend, that’s my favorite line 🙂 Love your vintage trophy, the amber bottles and of courses the lavender – it’s all gorgeous. Hugs, CoCo
Great ideas! I always “shop the house”! When things get boring, I just put everything in a pile and rearrange it. It’s seems to make everything feel new.
Also, adding color inexpensively with flowers is something I do all the time. Makes me happy!
Great collection of ideas. Thank you.
Oh I love the BEE HAPPY bee print!! Where did you find the cute print?
Hi Brenda…actually this is a card. We loved it so much we purchased a couple of them and placed them inside frames. Thank you so much for following along…we appreciate it so much!
Vicki and Jenn