Vignettes create beautiful spaces and help to avoid clutter. Here’s how to create a vignette, plus a Hello Spring free printable!
One of the hallmarks of a beautiful home is a few beautiful vignettes creatively placed on tabletops or tucked into bookshelves. Coffee tables, entryway tables and mantels are the perfect place for vignettes too. Creating a vignette can sometimes be tricky though. What items do you use? How many pieces? How big? How small? Here’s how to create a vignette, plus a Hello Spring free printable!
How to Create a Vignette in 5 Steps
Learning how to create a vignette is simple if you remember a few key things.
1. Anchor It
Use a lamp or other anchor piece as one of your items and build your vignette around its base. A lamp has the added bonus of illuminating the vignette when turned on at night.
2. Use Odd Numbers
Work with odd numbers. Three item vignettes are the easiest to start with and are very pleasing to the eye. In my vignette above on the left side of the desk there are three items – the lamp, the photo frame and the small creamer with flowers. Even when you look at the space as a whole, there are 9 photo frames and 5 items on the desk – all odd numbers.
3. Vary the Height
Vary the height of the items. When using three items for example, have a tall item, a medium height item and a short item. Or give smaller items height by placing them on a stack of books.
4. Create Depth
Create depth by building the vignette outward from back to front as opposed to lining the items in a row along the length of the surface.
5. Know the Background
Pay attention to the background. Vignettes need a background to anchor them. In my vignette the black and white grid of photos is a great non-intrusive backdrop. A large mirror or framed piece of art also works well.
Hello Spring Free Printable
So how about a “hello spring” printable to get you started with your own spring vignette? Just leave your email below to get the free PDF!
(All printables are for personal use only)
Are you good at creating vignettes? Or are they something you struggle with? Can I help you?
P.S. Want more free spring printables? Go visit my blogging friends below for more!
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