Hi! I’m Kim from Tidbits&Twine and I am so excited to be guest posting here today to talk about creating vignettes in your home.
In decorating terms, a vignette is a small grouping of objects that create their own scene within a room. Imagine zooming in with a camera to take a picture of just a nightstand, or a few shelves on a bookcase, or even a portion of a side table, and being able to see a complete design within the view finder that gives you a clue as to what the larger picture looks like.
A vignette should always reflect your personality. It’s also a great way to show off a collection since collections always make the biggest impact when they are grouped together. So today, let’s talk about creating a vignette on a side table and take a look at some fun accessories I found!
I believe that anything you use in your home should reflect your style, personality, and taste – after all, your home is a representation of you. And as you can see from the great accessories I selected, I have a love of lenses!
When shopping for accessories, never limit yourself to using an item solely for its intended purpose. You’ll get a bigger bang for your buck if you can use the things you buy a variety of purposes and in multiple areas of your home. The items I’ve selected above might be intended for use in an office and in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use them elsewhere.
Always start with an anchor object, like a large Glass Cloche. A cloche, or bell jar as they are sometimes known, helps to make any ordinary object into a display. And you can easily swap out your display item depending on your mood or the season, so they are very versatile. Here I’ve used a stack of vintage books with opera glasses displayed on the top. This great Tortoise Handle Magnifying Glass completes the cloche display.
Once the anchor is in place, it’s time to start adding layers to the grouping. I added this Magnifying Glass on a Stand because it fits with my love of lenses and has a great, unique shape!
I also added a second, smaller glass cloche filled with vintage pages rolled up and tied with twine. The second cloche display coordinates with the first but without being matchy-matchy.
As a final step, to keep the vignette feeling natural and less manufactured, add at least one organic item to the grouping. This could be a light source (candle or lamp), flowers, a plant, or even seashells. Here, I’ve used a Maidenhair Fern and I’m using the base of the Ceramic Sugar Bowl as a small pot because I love how the curving shape of the bowl picks up on the curves of the cloches. And since my goal was to display a collection, I added one more Mini Wood and Brass Magnifying Glass.
Once you have all of your items, it’s just a matter of arranging them so that you like how they look! For me, this is just a small moment in the room that reflects my love of books and lenses. Everything is grouped together, so the vignette looks tidier and more organized than if I had my collection spread out throughout the space.
Creating a vignette in your home is just a fun way of showing off your personality and giving the eye a spot to focus. Always be sure to shop for what you love and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to how you use something.
So now you’re ready to create your own vignette! What items will you choose?