If you look up the word vignette in the dictionary you will find many definitions; but none define what it means in the world of interior design.
In interior design, a vignette can be described as a decorative scene, created to display a collection of objects that are evocative of your personality and/or design sense.
Here are a few tips and vignettes to be inspired by:
Choose a Theme: It could be books, magazines, accessories, colors or items from an era you admire. The point of a vignette is to display what you love. Keep it simple; group multiples of at least 3 things that express your theme.
Form or Function: The objects you choose to display can be functional, purely decorative or both. The choice is yours. In a bathroom, for example, instead of leaving toiletries on the counter; group them together on a tray for a decorative clean finish…
…or on your vanity or night stand to display family photos, jewelry, perfume bottles, your favorite flowers or candles.
Create Height: Include tall items, like a potted orchid or a vase of tall flowers to make your display dynamic. Stack books for an elevated surface to place small items on.
Add a Light Source: Include a lamp. It is a great way to illuminate your vignette, making it a focal point even at night.
Create Depth: Place your objects in front of a mirror to add depth and dimension to your display.
Add Color: Incorporate bright, bold pops of color to add vitality to your display.
Odd Numbers: Group several objects of similar height, size and shape in odd numbers to create visual interest and impact.
Include Artwork: If you have artwork, put it up! Great works of art must be displayed. They add dimension, visual interest and character to a space.