A couple of years ago I started a blog series entitled ‘Anatomy Of’ but recently I fell of the wagon and have neglected the series. Today I’m jumping back on the wagon and sharing another installation in the series…The Anatomy Of a Vignette.
The premise behind these blog posts is to share design tips and decorating inspiration for specific parts of your home so you can tackle decorating with confidence.
If you’re not clear on what a vignette is, here’s the formal definition that explains it:
‘Vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character, idea, setting, or object’
Or in general terms, a vignette is a capsule of items that tell a story, convey a feeling or create an impression.
I love creating vignettes when decorating homes because they are one of the best ways to add personality and create visual interest within your decor. Here are a few tips to help you build vignettes around your home and lots of beautiful images to inspire you.
TIP: Layers are key! Vignettes are not just about what the eye sees on the surface but what it sees front, middle and back. Layer and overlap items as you build vignettes to create visual dimension.
TIP: Variety is the spice of life! The items you include in a vignette don’t have to be a perfect match in finish, color or even style. As long as the combination of items feel cohesive the vignette is successful.
TIP: Texture sets the tone! Use items with different finishes to create visual energy within your vignettes. Baskets with metal, wood with ceramic and stone with glass are good combinations.
TIP: Style from top to bottom! When creating vignettes in your home, look at the entire area where the vignette sits and make sure the area above and below is part of the visual statement or is left free and clear.
TIP: Make it personal! One of the best tips I can give you for styling a vignette is to incorporate a few truly personal items into the mix. Photos, travel treasures or collected pieces will always give vignettes a personal feel and make them feel connected to your decor.
Read more of the Anatomy Of series:
Anatomy of Accessorizing A Bathroom
Anatomy of A Linen Closet
Anatomy of Styling A Coffee Table Tray
Anatomy Of A Place Setting
Anatomy Of A Kitchen Island
Anatomy Of Bathroom Windows
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