9 Essential Accessories for Crafting a Stunning Vignette
Just as it is when designing any compelling room, a mix of textures, materials, and styles is key when putting together an intriguing vignette. Whether you’re looking to add a little something to the dresser in your bedroom, the console in your entryway, or the mantle over your fireplace, these must-have objects will help you achieve a stylish composition.
Some imperfect, organic pieces are great for adding a natural element to your home. Geodes, petrified wood, rocks with small fossils, or clusters of pyrite look great with more polished decorative items.
Framed artwork is ideal for grounding a vignette. Smaller pieces in streamlined frames also look chic when casually leaned against a mirror or larger painting or photo.
Lidded decorative boxes are a great way to add some height to a styled space. Perfect on a console for storing keys, or on a coffee table to hide your remote controls, boxes are a timeless and chic addition to any home.
As a reminder that décor should never be overly serious, a whimsical object (like a brass pineapple or peanut) is a playful addition. Use it as a focal point on a mantle or shelf—it’s a great way to help your space feel real and not overly decorated.
Stacks of coffee table books, vintage novels, or current reads with the dust jackets removed are excellent tools for styling shelves or tabletops. Sideways stacks allow you to play with height, show off your interests, and—thanks to interesting cover designs—add color to your composition.
Add some greenery to your vignettes with plants, flowers, and branches. Their natural shapes and pretty colors inject a soft, fresh element into your arrangement.
Beautiful with graceful tapers but also lovely on their own, sculptural candlesticks are a nice way to add height and intrigue to a console or shelf. When the candles are lit, their glow will cast a flattering light over the rest of your arrangement.
Add contrast to a polished space and inject a handmade, artisanal element by incorporating a ceramic piece. Consider adding a vase, bowl, or wide dish for a sophisticated accent.
Bring an immensely personal element to your set-up with your favorite snaps of friends, family, and special destinations. Intriguing frames in a mix of styles and materials will further add interest to your vignette.