The Rented Home

A house is made of walls and beams, but a home is made of love and dreams.

Learning to Lean…..Creating Vignettes


I have learned to lean, and I love it…….


….maybe because I have rented for so long and fear of damaging a wall I have leaned pictures and mirrors against the wall instead of hanging them. It could also be a lack of furniture. As an expat living overseas living in a rented space could mean you do not have much furniture.  I have come to love this look of creating a *vignettes to display my favorite things, things I feel define who I am.

This is a great way to add layers of interest to your home. A *vignettes can tell a story, have a common collection or just be things that are important to you. Try it, you will be surprised how it makes your home feel.


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Wishing you a happy home,

The Rented Home



314b09b877e471c9156b93c23aed4425* Vignettes a French word used in the field of art or design.


1. To soften the edges of (a picture) in vignette style.
2. To describe in a brief way.

4 comments on “Learning to Lean…..Creating Vignettes

  1. Longhorns and Camels
    October 19, 2013

    Absolutely love these layered looks! 🙂

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  3. Barbara
    March 21, 2014

    What a great post. I have never thought of it as “leaning” and will look at creating vignettes in a new light. I live in an apartment which I dearly love because I got tired of the upkeep of a house (I am a single woman). Now I just pick up the phone. Love that. But back to nail holes in the wall, I am so guilty of this. So in the future, I will try to think of ways to display my framed loves in a leaning manner.

    • The Essentials in Life Beauty.Fashion.Design
      March 23, 2014

      I am so glad you found some inspiration on creating different ways to display your framed loves!

      It really does create a more cozy atmosphere and keeps the decor very grounded.

      Kindest regards,

      The Rented Home

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