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Design with vignettes to put personal stamp on your home

A leaning piece of art creates an interesting backdrop for this bedside table vignette.
A leaning piece of art creates an interesting backdrop for this bedside table vignette. TNS

Design isn’t always about the big pieces in a room. Sometimes it’s the smaller, specialty pieces that can make a room shine. Vignettes have long been the secret weapon of stylists to make aesthetically pleasing, stylized statements throughout a space.

WHAT IS A VIGNETTE?

A vignette is a snapshot or mini-grouping of items to convey a design message. A vignette can be a grouping of furniture items, accessories such as pillows or tabletop items such as sculptural pieces, vases or even flowers.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD ONE?

When it comes to the components of your vignette, consider incorporating your favorite things into a single vignette. Another design idea is using key colors that are present or dominate elsewhere in your space.

DO THESE

Create a vignette using a minimum of three items.

Consider creating a vignette using a single color.

Use colorful accents such as florals and artwork.

DON’T DO THESE

Overdo it; less is more.

Hide your vignettes. Locations like the floor are never a good location to make a vignette you wish to highlight.

Use perishable items in your vignettes. While seasonal items can be interesting, they will be hard to maintain.

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