Creating a vignette is one of the quickest and most budget-friendly ways to amp up the decor factor in your home. A vignette - a fancy word for a group of objects arranged on a surface - can be as simple as stacking vintage books next to a lamp on an entryway table, or as elaborate as a bedroom dresser adorned with vases, candles, and photos. Whether your style is calculated and boasts a theme, or you prefer a broader, more eclectic look, a vignette will be a welcomed addition and focal point to any space.
Step 1. Select a spot. Find a piece of furniture or space with a flat surface (entryway table, dresser, fireplace mantel, etc.) and determine if the area is in need of any crucial elements. For example, if your vignette will be in a high traffic area of the house like an entryway, a mirror might be an essential accessory.
Step 2. Determine the look. Decide whether your vignette will be formal (symmetrical objects, unified color scheme, similar and orderly accessories) or informal (asymmetrical objects, variety of colors, mismatched accessories).
Step 3. Gather accessories. Once you've determined where the vignette will be, the essential elements it needs, and its overall look, start gathering accessories like books, vases, lamps, trays, photo frames, etc. To make decorating the area easier, or if you're just beginning your journey of home decor, you might want to stick within a certain theme of objects, like nautical, antique, or rustic.
Step 4. Design your space. Examine your accessories and choose ones that vary in height, texture, and color. Start by adding any essential elements like paintings, mirrors, or lamps, and continue adding on your accessories from there. Fill in the remaining space, being sure to maintain a balance of objects across the surface.
Step 5. Embrace your creativity. Add height creatively by stacking books; add texture easily with natural accessories like rugged pieces of wood or antique glass; add color by incorporating a bold accessory like a tray or vase in a bright hue.
Most of all, have fun. There truly is no right or wrong, so be as creative you want to be.