I am very excited to be doing this guest spot over here on 30 Shades of Stephanie! I hope you are enjoying your day! I just want to say pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or tea, wrap up in a cozy blanket, and sit back and relax!
I want to do a quick little intro of myself before we get started today on the topic at hand. Hello my name is Keeley, and I am addicted to all things antique and vintage! Phew, glad to clear the air about that! Let me tell you a few other little things about myself and we will get started!
- I am a lover of all things chippy and rusty
- Me and old books are best friends
- Decorating is my passion
- I am also addicted to coffee and early morning snuggles in a blanket watching the sun rise
- Farmhouse style is my go to
- I am obsessed with cats—I have 2 furry angels that my husband and I adopted named Arnold and Lenny
- We refer to Arnold and Lenny as our children and the boys—don’t judge
- Did I mention I love cats??
It is so nice to meet all of yall!—did I mention I am from the South and have a very strong southern accent? Ok friends, today I wanted to share with yall my easy, simple, go to tips on how to style a vignette! In design terms, this simply means grouping objects together to create a display. I am a lover of vignettes because they are an easy way to decorate, add prettiness to any room, and can be cheap to do! Follow these tips here and people will walk into your space and be amazed with what you have put together! Are yall ready? Ok, here we go!
Tip 1: Mix up your textures. Don’t feel like because you love a wooden frame that everything you put together has to be wood! Bring in that metal, burlap, plastic, glass, pottery, and whatever else strikes your fancy! I love complementing metals, woods, and glass together. This brings in a very light, airy, and refreshing sense to your space. Adding different textures will make your vignette pop, and your guests will be drawn to the pieces and the space!
Tip 2: Add in a variety of layers! You don’t want your vignette to appear flat. Add in layers to create depth and height. Place things in front of one another—with the taller object in the back and the smaller object in the front. Stack things on top of each other. I love taking vintage books and using them as a base to sit things on top of.
Tip 3: Add height differences. You don’t want all your pieces to be the same size. It doesn’t draw your eye to it. Mix and match different height items to draw the eye to all parts of your vignette!
Tip 4: Add in greenery and florals! This is my go to design tip for everything. Adding greenery and florals make your space look alive and fresh. It adds a sense of comfort and an overall homey-ness, lived in look. I use greenery in all my rooms in our home. Also, don’t think you have to just put them in an old vase. Think outside the box! Place them in Mason jars, pottery pieces, little wooden drawers/cubbies, and glass jugs. Whatever you think and like!
Tip 5: Use colors that complement each other and your space. I am all about mixing up colors, but you don’t want your colors to clash. If you enjoy using a lot of different colors, tie them all together by using pieces that have a neutral color palate, like cream, white, and colors to that extent.
Tip 6: Vignettes can be a variety of different sizes! They don’t have to be large displays. You can have a collection of a few items that you love that you place together. There are all types of sizes of vignettes. Small, Medium, Large, all sizes!
Tip 7: Use what you love! In a vignette especially, pick pieces that interest you! Pick pieces that come from your travels to display. They make for interesting conversation when your guests come over! The key to design is to love what you have done. If you don’t like globes for say, don’t use them just because everyone else is using them. Pick the things you love and want to look at. If you love your design, everyone else will too!
Now I want to give you a list of places I go that never let me down for home décor! At these places you can find tons of knick knacks to work into vignettes!
There you have it, friends! I hope you found these 7 tips to style a vignette to be useful and helpful! I have so enjoyed being here, and love being able to make new friends! I would love to hear from you and talk with you some more! Here’s how you can find me:
My Website: www.ourcozycatcottage.com
My Instagram: https://instagram.com/keeleym_ourcozycatcottage/
My Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbmckendree/
My Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116410922485612717043/posts
My Cozy Cat Cottage Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Cozy-Cat-Cottage/850325488408728?fref=ts
Until next time!
**30 Shades of Stephanie here! Thank you so much for Keeley from Our Cozy Cat Cottage for putting this guest blog post together. Make sure you visit all of her social media and show her some love on her blog! I’m ready to go style a vignette now since I had no idea what it was before!**.