There are plenty of ways to give your apartment that unique touch that shows off your personal style and flair. One of the easiest ways (and one of our favorites) is to create little vignettes throughout your space.
The word “vignette” may sound fancy, but a vignette is simply a small grouping of objects arranged on top of tables, shelves, dressers, bookshelves… essentially any flat surface in your apartment. As HGTV shares, you can use almost any kind of accessories or personal belongings within a vignette to “create a mood just like a movie set designer does for a film” to make the room appear “more polished and pulled together.”
An ideabook we came across on Houzz shares that the best way to create vignettes is by experimenting and rearranging your items until you get the look just right. It might take a few tries, but you’ll get there!
To help you get started, here are some of our favorite tips.
Build your vignette around a lamp or another source of light, especially if it’s located in a corner, so the darkness won’t overshadow the effect.
Find a theme and stick with it. For example, if your vignette features photos from a favorite vacation, accent it with souvenirs from the trip, like seashells, a postcard, or a map.
Create interest by varying the height and texture. A vignette is most effective when each item has its own stage to shine from rather than having to constantly compete. The best way to group items in a vignette, therefore, is to make sure you are incorporating a variety of heights and finishes. If you are working with multiple items of the same height, simply elevate specific ones to a desired height by placing them on a stack of books or coasters.
Don’t be afraid of being uneven. Grouping like items in odd numbers can make a stronger visual impact.
Have you created any vignettes inside your TriBridge apartment to show off your personality and style? Leave a comment to tell us about it, or share a picture with us on our Facebook page, or tweet it to us @TriBridgeRes.