I you have ever asked the question, what is a vignette? Here is your answer. If you haven’t then are you asking now?
So if you have ever asked the question, “what is a vignette” then it’s time to read on.
What is a Vignette
There are a few uses of the word Vignette. One is an effect you often see in photo editing filters that mimics very early photography, like Lomo cameras style…but we’re not talking about that.
There are also vignettes in theatre, graphic design and a whole bunch of other stuff. But I’m not talking about them either. I’m specifically talking about vignettes as a little collection of beautiful things, carefully arranged and photographed, and more times than not, shared on Instagram. This is such a huge craze that The School even ran a Vignette Class last year.
Image by Seventy Tree
Sometimes these arrangements (or vignettes) are an interior design feature. Like an pretty little bunch of books and trinkets on a bedside table or sideboard like the one above. There are lots of Instagrammers who have homes full of these types of beautiful and carefully created scenes and are really great at capturing them like Honey and Fizz, SeventyTree, or The Red Thread.
And sometimes these arrangements are especially put together just for a picture like the one below by Pomverte. Maybe random objects arranged to spell out a word or just be pretty. Some instagrammers are so amazing at this, like Pomverte, Paper Runway, Sarah Sherman Samuel, Sketchinc (this is one of my all time faves on Instagram) and about a million more.
Image by Pomverte
See, it’s really not that hard and it can make your home and your instafeed a bit pretty. If you want to join the club maybe try to write a word with string (I did below and it was much easier than I thought it would be), arrange a corner of your home beautifully, find everything you can that is eggshell blue, shove it all on a shelf and just get snappin. Vignettes are simply about making pretty, and we can all use more pretty in our lives.
Thanks for reading xoxo Babs
p.s Interiors Addict runs a challenge at the start of each month called #7vignettes where you create a vignette and share it on instagram each day for the first seven days of the month. Go check out February’s winner here.
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