You can create beautiful vignettes like those we have seen on this tour.
While I share with you my contribution to the tour, I want to talk to you about why you should create vignettes in your home.
True as true can be, vignettes are not going to cure anything or bring on world peace. What they will do is make everyday more inviting, give your eye something beautiful to rest on and convey a sense of calm. This is why you should put some together.
Your home is your sanctuary. It should be inviting, beautiful & calming.
So to those who might think all this arranging of objects is fluff, I say, “well thought out rooms, good design & welcoming comfortable spaces are powerful”. Of course that is none of us! Just wanted to let you know my thoughts.
Ok, there is my two cents on why I spend time ( kinda a lot of time ) arranging & re-arranging my home.
Now let’s vignette! (a noun & a verb in my book)
I started with a tray & a pitcher…
I believe everyone on the tour agrees there are guidelines for creating a vignette:
- arrange an odd # of objects
- use highs & lows
- incorporate texture
- layer the objects
These are simply guidelines & if you trust your instincts you can create lovely vignettes by using or ignoring them. If you are just starting out in the vignetting game copy what you see on blogs or in magazines. Then as you build confidence go for it! Hey, it is your house after all you can do whatever you want!
Then I added another pitcher & a linen sachet…
The tray corrals the objects which is nice. I could stop here & have a pretty mini vignette, but this is a blog tour to learn how ~ so let’s go big or go home!
Next I added a shorter ironstone pitcher & moved the sachet….critical maneuvers I know!
The arrangement needed some softening up, so I incorporated dried roses in a golden tone….
For more natural elements I tossed in a few acorns…
& a glass vase encased in brambles. The 3 white pumpkins add a touch of fall. These objects also serve to balance out the grouping.
I almost always use some of my collection of vintage books in my vignettes. They are wonderful on their own or stacked to create height. The gold on the votive pulls around the tones of the roses. The plates are layered in the background to relate the big pitcher to the glass vase. The trim on them also plays to the roses.
I thought I would like burlap in the vase along with the wheat, but the wheat looked better alone against the white of the ironstone, so out went the burlap.
Here is my finished vignette for the tour. As you see it incorporates the guidelines: odd number, highs & lows, texture & layering, but isn’t dictated by them.
I rarely buy something specific to create a vignette. I decide on a spot, a feel, or theme then pull from cupboards & cabinets. I put it all out & play around until the “aha” moment when it just looks right.
The main concept to keep in mind when creating a vignette for your home is whether it pleases your eye, heart & soul. If it does, that is your “aha” and it is done!
Please enjoy the whole tour. You will learn something from each blogger. I know I have!
** Kelly **
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