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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Home decor vignettes {tips on creating your own}

I still crack up over the word home decor vignettes. I don't know why, vignettes  is just a funny word to me. 
 Do you know I had no clue what a vignette was until I started blogging? 
I had created many, however, I never knew the term.
Sooo...I have been changing up some things in our kitchen, getting ready for the Winter months ahead.
Once the leaves all drop in our yard it completely takes on a different look indoors.
One I am not too fond of, kind of bare and nakked.

{Goodwill silver tray made over to a chalkboard $2.00}
As long as the sun is shining, it's all good.

I will be doing more cooking indoors as well, soups, stews, sauce, all the comfort foods of Winter.

A little more baking, pumpkin breads, apple crisp, banana breads, and all that good stuff.
Soon this will be all different too.
 Christmas decor in the kitchen is coming.

Hopefully, getting inspired with new recipes as well.
There is the roo, for those of you that asked, he went behind the stove.

My new roo cookie jar, compliments of my MIL! Good cookies,and a great new Roo!

{Family room}

That's about all for my new fresh Fallified vignettes.

Here are 8 tips from on creating your own beautiful home decor vignettes.

1. Build your vignette around a light source.
If your arrangement of objects is in a dark corner, it won't be seen and the effect will be lost. Try building your vignette around a lamp.
2. Choose objects to support the style and theme of your room.
If your room is formal, a symmetrical design works best. If the room is casual, asymmetrical groupings are better.
3. Use color in your vignette to coordinate a room.
Use items in shades that complement the dominant color in a room. Silk flowers or artificial fruit are good ways to introduce color into a grouping of items.
4. Display objects in odd numbers.
Place several objects of similar shape, size and color together in odd numbers for maximum impact. Groups of three or five work particularly well and are stronger visually than a group of two or four.
5. Vary the height of the objects.
Use small pedestals to elevate items. Try stacking books to create a platform for smaller objects.
6. Stick to a theme.
Group candles, for example, or family vacation photos. If the vacation photos are from the beach, add a seashell.
7. Create depth.
Place objects from the back of the flat surface to the front instead of in a straight line the length of the surface. Placing objects atop a mirror, or leaning them against a mirror that's on the wall, is an easy way to create a sense of dimension.
8. Vary the textures of objects.
Mix hard and shiny accessories with rough and natural. Use weathered wood or iron architectural elements to introduce an unexpected texture. Photo frames, which come in finishes from shiny enamel to beaded, offer an array of texture options.
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Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think when you have that sun coming in like in your first picture, it will all be good, Debbie! Love that chalkboard and your new cookie jar roo is wonderful. Points to the MIL! : ) The one thing I really miss here in the new place is all the windows and natural light I had in my old house, especially in the kitchen.

November 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great vignettes and I hate the way it looks around here once all the leaves are gone, too. I look out my wall of windows and see bare gray trees. Ugh. Good thing I have color inside just like you do.

November 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful , just such a lovely home you have, I for one can't wait to see what you do for christmas,

November 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Debbie you always mix it up and have the best vignettes! I love the chalkboard!

November 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

WOW!!! You have got some Great light coming into that Kitchen of yours...That Chalkboard is so very Pretty....

November 14, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Well, you might not have known what they were called, girlie, but you were sure creating beautiful settings!

I love what you have done with all your Fall stuff so far but I am axious to see what you do for Christmas, too. xo Diana

November 14, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much for the tips. My favorite is the chalkboard tray. Love that you did the edges in gold. So sumptuous!

November 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! I love your vignettes and especially where the sun is pouring in! My first encounter with the word vignette was from my friend who owned a furniture store. She would say she was going down to the store and set up some vignettes in the little rooms. I was too embarrassed to ask her what that meant! :) I finally figured it out.
Be a sweetie,

November 14, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Great tips Debbie! Your vignettes always look wonderful!

November 14, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful vignettes Debbie and looking forward to the block party!

November 14, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

You always create beautiful vignettes Debbie. And your kitchen is gorgeous!

November 14, 2011 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Wonderful, vignettes, Debbie! Your photos are great, too!

November 14, 2011 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Love your vignettes Debbie! YOur home is sooo cozy especially for the winter months!!

November 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love the photos and the one with the sunlight streaming in is just beautiful. I had forgotten to ask you where Mr Roo went...glad to see he's ok. :-) I watched leaves fall so quickly yesterday...they've covered the lawn today and it's so sad to me. I hate to see the trees bare. This complex is built in the midst of huge, old trees and the neighborhood is the same so they are gorgeous when "dressed".


November 14, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

You are a vignette master, Debbie! Love all of the special touches you add, that squirrel is just adorable, and I also love the cute blue stand next to your counter. Thanks for passing on the great tips!!

November 15, 2011 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger said...

Love the chalkboard! All of your vignettes are wonderful.

November 15, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Beautiful vignettes Debbie! I have to tell you I didn't know what a vignette or a cloche was until I started blogging too. Looking forward to all the parties.

November 15, 2011 at 5:44 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Thanks so much Debbie. I can never spell vignettes..oi! Thanks for the Christmas Party's going to be fab.


November 15, 2011 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Thanks so much Debbie. I can never spell vignettes..oi! Thanks for the Christmas Party's going to be fab.


November 15, 2011 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Great vignettes. Love the chalkboard. And I am with you - it is down right ugly with all the leaves gone.

November 15, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Lovely.. all of it! I agree, if the suns shining.. its all good!

November 15, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

You have so many pretty vignettes in your kitchen! I'm jealous! You're lucky to have the sun shining too. As you know, the sun doesn't always shine around here this time of year.

Can I just say how stinkin' adorable that glass jar with the pumpkin seeds & pumpkin is? Too cute.

November 15, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I have always loved your vignettes, and I better get busy around here looks like there are parties to go to!

November 15, 2011 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Oh Debbie, you always do the best posts, so pretty and informative. I am definitely going to give that chalk board tray a try. Glad to see Mr. Roo can still see over the kitchen for you, where ever did you find him? It gets gloomy here in the Northeast for sure, when the leaves are gone.

November 15, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Great tips. Your vignettes are so cute! I'm like you about the trees. I really feel for people who live in areas where there are no trees. At least we know ours will bloom again!

November 15, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Love your little chalkboard tray you made. Did you draw the rooster on there? So cute!

November 15, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love all of your vignettes. The Roos are fabulous and I love the use of the basket and the silver tray chalkboard. Way too cute. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

November 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It's those vignettes that really make a home.

November 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

All great tips! The sun shining in on your first "vignette" is so pretty!

November 15, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I'd never heard of vignettes either until recently, when I went to a ladies tea at church. Just goes to show we're never too old to learn something new ;-)

November 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Great tips, Debbie! Your kitchen looks super inviting! Popping over from Tuesday's Treasures. :)

November 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Nancy's Notes said...

Awesome vignettes! Your home is just beautiful, Debbie!

November 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger nannykim said...

Love your chalkboard tray with the chicken on it. Everything looks so homey. Hmmm, I don't think I can stick to a theme.....ah well! I have stocked up this year on pumpkin and each time I go to the store I buy one more. I like it all during the year and they always run out here! I like it in chili, in pancakes, in scones, in muffins, etc! Have a great day!

November 15, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Love all your vignettes! Funny most things don't need a name. We just do it from instinct. You have natural talent and it doesn't need a name.
Great MIL and cookie jar. Hugs, Ginger

November 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger bj said...

What a cute cute cookie jar. Your whole autumn kitchen looks warm and cozy.
I must be SUCH an oddball...I love wintertime..I love everything about it, now that I don't have to get out and drive in snow and ice. I love staying in, all warm, before a nice fire....and all the good things that go with winter.
ANYway, I am so anxious to start Christmas decorating.
xo bj

November 17, 2011 at 9:42 AM  

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