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Jumpstart Your Day: Liven Up Your Kitchen with a Charming Vignette

Create a well-curated corner filled with the things you love


In decorating, a vignette is a group of objects that somehow tells a story. It also serves as a focal point in a space. We're used to seeing vignettes in entryways, living areas, and bedrooms. But how about in the kitchen? While we need to keep it organized, a well-thought-out vignette can instantly upgrade the look and feel of the space.

If you're thinking of decorating your kitchen, here are a few reminders to take note of.

Main photos from: Stone Gable and Simple Details Blog.

Choose a space or corner

Where are you planning to setup your vignette? Can you spare some counter space? Do you have a kitchen island that you want to decorate? Since the kitchen is a busy area, you don't want to lose precious work space.

If you're planning to place your vignette on an extra table in the kitchen, consider using a table runner to add texture.

Photo from Stone Gable.

Create a focal point

Add a piece that will catch the attention. Consider using fresh flowers, a chopping board turned into decor piece, or a glass filled with kitchen essentials.

RL Tip: You may even place a fruit basket to make the vignette even more colorful.

Photo from Stone Gable.

Play with height

Just like how you display and organize collections, use items with varying heights to make the setup more interesting. Aside from big chopping boards, you may also add vases, glass jars, and candleholders to your vignette.

RL Tip: While you can always play and experiment with colors to add life to the space, you can also stick to a color palette. Depending on your kitchen's color scheme, you may go with a neutral colors or a black-and-white theme.

Photo from Simple Details Blog.

Make use of vertical space

If you have open shelves, you may include them in the whole setup. Since it's a kitchen vignette, including more kitchen items is ideal. Choose plates, bowls, jars, and bottles with the same design or color then carefully place them on the shelves.

RL Tip: You can never go wrong with a few plants. If you've always wanted to take care of herbs, create a mini herb garden and place them by your vignette. Your green corner can instantly add a refreshing touch.

Click here to learn how you can create a mini herb garden.

Photo from French Larkspur.

Use trays or baskets

If you prefer not to take up too much counter space, you can corral the items for your vignette inside a basket or tray. Doing this requires you to choose your pieces wisely—make sure you have a focal point, small decor pieces, and other essentials.

RL Tip: You may place your basket or tray in one corner of the counter so you can have more space for kitchen chores.

Photo from Stone Gable.


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