Make a Scene With Vignettes and Tablescapes Draw attention to objects on a table or shelf by arranging them in a vignette. These guidelines will get you started
Vignettes, those small, lovely scenes we create on surfaces around our houses, are what take our homes from merely well put together to personal, artistic, and unique. Also called tablescapes, they’re where we get to show off family heirlooms, weird collections and beautiful items we’ve collected. They’re more or less what art books were created for.
But there are rules. A good vignette has balance and forethought. We must consider color, height, theme, texture and mood. Which isn’t to say a perfect vignette can’t be created with a mishmash of unrelated items. Those are some of the best. But it is not cluttered. In fact, creating a vignette is a good way to prevent clutter. No one wants to mess up a pretty little scene by piling the mail on top of it.
Here are 15 lovely little vignettes to inspire and a few pointers for creating your own perfect arrangements.