See in this post how easy it is to create a beautiful vignette for your spring home decor.
Do you need help figuring out how to put together a spring home decor vignette? You’re not the only one!
While out salvage shopping with a friend this week, I stumbled across something that I knew right away I had to have. I didn’t know what it was until I made my way to the wall it was hanging on and read the tag. Once I realized what it was there was no turning back. It was going home with me! “What will you ever use that for?”, my friend asked. So, I tell her, and her next reply was, “I would have never thought of that!”. Then the shop owner chimed in and said, “I wouldn’t have either!” Their reaction made me love it even more!
A Spring Home Decor Vignette
Now, I want to do this so that I can show you how easy it is to decorate your home with beautiful spring decor ideas for a vignette.
I love going to salvage and vintage shops and finding the unexpected. Just as much as I like using the items I find in unexpected places. This is all part of my decorating style, and it can be yours too. And I can help you learn how.
What the heck is a vignette anyway? My friend and the shop owner didn’t know that day, but now they surely do!
In a decorator’s world:
A vignette is a collection of decor objects that support a style and theme.
How to Create a Beautiful Vignette for Your Spring Home Decor
- Choose a theme – You might decide on something seasonal, or a specific color theme. How about a hobby? Or one of your favorite decor styles such as a coastal theme? The sky is the limit here. Get your creative juices flowing.
- Select your focal point – The focal point is often the most prominent object in your vignette and serves as an anchor. In my vignette, the tulips serve as my focal point.
- Find a base – Use a metal or wicker tray or basket with low sides to hold your gathered items
- Create interest by adding depth – Add depth and dimension to your vignette by placing tallest objects in the back and shorter ones in the front. Use things in unexpected places.
In mine, I’ve placed the bunny on a straw birds nest. In doing so, I’ve added an unexpected element that adds interest to the display.
- Shop your home – You will be surprised at what you already have in your home to use in your vignette. Here I used a biodegradable plant pot that had been lightly painted and used in a previous craft project. I kept the orange ribbon, removed the contents and added the faux plant. And it’s adorable! The straw nest that the bunny is on was a part of that same previous craft. I even stuck a few feathers from that craft into the nest. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box.
- Vary the size and texture of your items – Don’t be afraid to mix metals, wood, glass, and fabric. Plants or some greenery always work with just about anything.
These tulips are one of my very favorite finds this spring! Would you believe they are faux tulips? I know! They even feel real to the touch. I swoon every time I walk past them.
- Be selective with your color palette – Choose no more than three colors that compliment each other with similar tones.
- Use items you love – Add items to your vignette that evoke feelings of happiness, or have meaning to you. When I gather some of my favorite things in a vignette collection it makes me smile every time I look at it.
- Add some whimsy – In my spring home decor vignette, the striped and polka dot wooden eggs give a whimsical look. The hippity-hop cloth napkins help soften the overall look and are a fun feature.
Remember the item my friend questioned me about?
Well, you’ve seen it all along. See that wire thingy I’m using as a cloche? You want to take another gander and guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint…it’s missing a couple of straps. Give up? That my friend is a mule muzzle. Yep, that is what caused me to lose my senses for a minute and hurriedly scurry across the room even though I had no clue what the prize was.
The jar of vintage silver utensils sit on my open shelves. I just grabbed the jar and added it to the spring home decor items.
From these pictures, I saw one thing that’s bugging me, and that’s the jar of vintage utensils. It’s a little too full. From the shelf, it looked fine, but here it seems a bit cluttered to me. I went back and removed a couple of the utensils, and that made it look better which brings me to my next suggestion.
- Purge – Step back and take a look at your vignette. Does it look too cluttered? If it does remove an item or two and see how it looks. There are no rules. What may look cluttered to you may not to the next person. Add and take away objects and move them around until you have a look that suits your fancy. It’s that simple!
What items would you like to display in a spring home decor vignette? I would love for you to tell me in the comments.