7 steps to style the perfect vignette

A great way to showcase your favourite pieces and add style to a space is by creating a vignette. A vignette, simply put, is a grouping or arrangement of items, usually on a shelf or a table.

It can sometimes be difficult to get that ‘perfect' balanced look when styling a vignette, so I thought I would share a few of my tips and tricks, that I have learnt along the way, to help you create a fabulous arrangement.

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1. Inject some personality

To avoid your vignette looking too staged, add in some personal items that reflect your style and personality. I will often include beautiful perfume bottles, jewellery, loose pearls or even a bag or clutch purse.

2. Hunt & Gather

I find it helpful to have already assembled a selection of items that I could use, like plants, candles, vases and books within reach of the area I am styling and then I cull as I go.

Stacking books or magazines is a great way to add height to smaller items

Stacking books or magazines is a great way to add height to smaller items

3. Play with height

A very important tip to remember is to make sure you vary the height and scale within your vignette, this allows the eye to travel freely over the display and create visual interest. Stacking books or magazines is a great way to give smaller items height.

Start adding items that are different heights & shapes

Start adding items that are different heights & shapes

4. Odd is best

Grouping items in odd numbers, especially in three, is far more visually pleasing to the eye than grouping items in even numbers.

Adding the hanging greenery to the pot creates more layering of heights

Adding the hanging greenery to the pot creates more layering of heights

5. Avoid clutter

Remember, less is more! Stand back & review the pieces you have chosen, do they work well together, does everything flow? If you feel your vignette looks to busy, try swapping out or eliminating a few items until it works.

6. Play with texture

Mix various textures, tones & shapes together to make your vignette really pop.

Use pieces that reflect your personality & style. I absolutely love this Chanel snowglobe & gorgeous black marble candle from Burn Baby Burn Candle Co.

Use pieces that reflect your personality & style. I absolutely love this Chanel snowglobe & gorgeous black marble candle from Burn Baby Burn Candle Co.

7. Be you

Have you ever brought an entire outfit that you saw on someone and tried to recreate that exact look on yourself, only to have it miserably fail? No matter how hard you try, you will never master something that isn't your true style. So embrace who you are & surround yourself with things that you love. I guarantee you will have way more fun creating a space if it reflects your true style.

Try adding a framed print or photo to your vignette.

Try adding a framed print or photo to your vignette.

I am so excited to be guest hosting this week's ‘Black’ themed challenge & look forward to seeing your vignette styling & featuring your amazing entries.

🖤 Em xxx

The finished vignette - height, texture and personality!

The finished vignette - height, texture and personality!

Em is the guest host of our 'Black’ themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Em's beautiful photos on her Instagram account @stilettos_and_bricks and visit her website stilettosbricks.com