One of many definitions of a vignette is something without a definite border. My personal definition of vignette is a moment of beauty without reason. You can create a vignette almost anywhere. And it doesn’t take a lot of money to make it beautiful. It takes those items that mean the most to you. A few items that create instant vignettes are greenery, books, candles, ceramics and art. Above we see all of the items used accordingly. And none of them are in perfect order, which makes it more perfect.
Image: Simply Grove
When creating a vignette, always remember to layer. If it’s art, layer a smaller piece over a larger piece. If it’s books, layer them on top of one another. In my own home I layered art over a round mirror and then placed other decorative items around the art, including greenery.
Image: Nicole Franzen
Again, greenery is everything. And books are everything too. For a neutral look, place the books backwards to show only the pages. You can also display books that only have colors that you are interested in. When decorating around books, scatter ceramics around like sprinkles.
Image: Home By Linn
Another detail to consider is groupings. If you have a collection of a specific item, group them together, apart from the other items in the vignette.
When creating your vignette, less is more. Don’t over complicate it by adding too much! Keep it simple, yet beautiful.
Would you incorporate vignettes in your home?