I have often struggled with the correct way to create a seasonal vignette. I was always worried about making it too busy, or too sparse, but then I realized something: there really isn’t a right or wrong way to create a vignette. I have created some of my favorite vignettes simply by trial and error.
There are, however, a few rules I like to stick with when creating seasonal vignettes.
- Use natural elements.
Pine cones are appropriate for spring, fall and winter decor. I always try to include some sort of seasonal element from nature, be it flowers, or tree branches, or even a bird’s nest. Including a natural element adds something real to your home.
2. Texture makes a huge difference
You should always use something that adds texture. Baskets, birds’ nests, pinecones, or even tree limbs add texture and interest to your vignette.
3. Group items in odd numbers, in varying heights to keep the eye moving.
I recently added this spring vignette to our home:
I added both flowering tree branches and eggs for natural elements, a basket for texture, a glass gallon jar for a vase, a milk glass footed cup, and a rabbit vase on stacked books to give it some height. It took me four tries to make this something I loved and enjoyed.
Don’t be afraid to group and arrange what you love, change it and re-arrange it, and re-arrange it some more. Change it until you’re happy with it, but follow the basic rules to help you get there.
And, tune in next week for a peek at our spring home tour 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday.