10 Ways to Create a Winning Vignette

BY Tribune News Service TIMEMay 10, 2022 PRINT

By Cathy Hobbs
From Tribune News Service

Whether in groupings or sets, vignettes provide an opportunity to bring in small arrangements of decor that can help bring nearly any space to life. From entries to side tables, consoles and dressers, vignettes offer an opportunity to infuse interesting decorative elements that will help make a space shine.

Top Ways to Create Vignettes

1. Look to group decorative elements in pairs or sets of threes. This can offer a nice visual rhythm.
2. Create vignettes of similar colors. Monochromatic looks can be modern and fresh.
3. Infuse metallic elements such as brass when looking to incorporate a sense of luxury.

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A side table vignette helps to add additional decor and variety. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)

4. Include “surprise” elements that will help make a vignette feel unique and different.

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An entry console vignette helps to add an instant sense of glamour upon entry. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)

5. Create vignettes from harmonious but dissimilar elements to make items feel cohesive yet unique.
6. Use vignettes as an opportunity to bring in color and texture.

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A bedroom console is used as an opportunity to add texture and color to a master bedroom. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)

7. Include florals and greenery in vignettes to add both color and texture.

8. Use vignettes as an opportunity to showcase favorite finds or a unique memento.

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Exotic and global elements make for interesting vignettes in this living space. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)

9. Consider books as elements to include in vignettes.
10. Use bookshelves and shelving as opportunities to display vignettes.

Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at info@cathyhobbs.com or visit her website at cathyhobbs.com.

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