• Linda Thomson

A Home To Keep: DIY! Tell Your Story Through Vignettes


One of the easiest ways to decorate your home for any season is to arrange objects in a vignette. A vignette is a small grouping of objects that creates a focal point and “tells a story”. They bring warmth and life to any space.


“Come in and stay awhile this is indeed a welcoming place."



How to Build Your Story:



3 Basics:

  • vary heights of objects

  • use different textures

  • display in "odd numbers"

Group on top of any flat surface: an entry table, bookshelf, countertop or chair.


Vignette Elements:

  • using words, open books, treasured letters invites others to be a part of your story

  • photos and personal items add warmth

  • stacking items add interest

  • vintage suitcases are fun to use

  • pillows & throws add a pop of color





Base:

  • tray

  • small drawer on casters

  • vintage suitcase or lunchbox

  • chair

  • placemat

  • mirror

  • picture frame











Height:


  • books

  • candle holders

  • lanterns

  • tiered trays

  • cookbook holder

  • table top easel







Welcome:


Before you even open the front door of your home, you can create a vignette that says, “Come in and stay awhile this is indeed a welcoming place." Here's some great ways to say "hello" to your family, friends and neighbors:

  • a welcoming bench

  • chalkboard with a cheery greeting

  • front door wreath & welcoming mat







Fun Seasonal Elements:


Spring:

Lemons, limes, oranges, cherries, apricots, birds, jar filled with birds eggs, birdbaths, birds nests, teacups, small terracotta pots and greenery.

Summer:

Peaches, watermelon, sunflowers, nautical fishing floats - wooden or glass, sandpipers, sailboats, jars filled with sea shells.

Fall:

Apples, pumpkins, crunchy leaves, vintage baskets and thermos', jar filled with acorns, mugs, candles, books.

Winter:

Pomegranates, berries, pinecones, jar filled with pinecones, garland, Christmas tree, ornaments. Black and white buffalo plaid throws and pillows.


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