After I snapped the photos with the flowers on the sink, I moved them over to the top of the toilet. Yes, the toilet - the top of the toilet can be pretty too (if you don't have a soon-to-be 2-year-old running around) so this is me just playing around a little bit.
There's a ton of great information out there in the blogosphere on creating vignettes and styling - I'll save some of my favorites for another post. But here are just a few tips that I recall from my Accessories class this past fall and just a few things that I've learned on my own.
My Tip: Important keys to creating a vignette are variation in size, shape, and texture as well as keeping in mind color. Although I do believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so these are just guidelines. Your eye is unique so play around until you are happy with the result.
As you can see in my photo above, the flowers and art print are the same height - varying shapes since the flowers bring a roundness - but same height so I knew I needed something a bit smaller to create that "V" effect for the eye. I brought in the white votive holder for my small object, and that also repeats the white from the print but also brings in some added texture.
Second look (side note: the walls really look grey in these photos which I like but they are really more of a bluer grey with full light - BM Feather Grey):
And here is the last look that I created...
Which of these looks is your favorite? And remember, none of these are wrong, they're just options that were pleasing to my eye. You guys should try this exercise when you have a few minutes - if you're anything like me you'll have fun with it.
(Art print by Etsy seller Mai Autumn)
I forgot to mention too that changing the color of the flowers out would also completely change the look - as well as changing the vase out for a different shape or texture. To be continued... :)