How to Create a Vignette / Feature Wall

Jenni Ingram
by Jenni Ingram
5 Materials
1 Hour
During my Dining Room Space Lift, I did a little interior design revamp in my dining room. I had several decor items I'd been collecting and just hadn't pulled it all together yet.
A vignette is just a resting place for your eye. A focal point in a room if you will, something you are immediately drawn to as you walk into a room. In a dining room, a vignette is most often centered over a buffet (as mine is) or a hutch. I made a little video showing how to create a vignette that you can see in my full blog post.
Here are a few things that I explain further in my blog post. 1. Odd numbers are more visually appealing - here I have 3 things on the buffet. This is following the odd rule as well as makes it really easy to move everything for Thanksgiving food if I need to!
2. Contrast draws the eye (colors and textures) - I have my white "gather" sign on my dark wall, I also have the blue mirror mostly on the white wall. The antiqued and chippy window mirror is also contrasting with the clean refinished wood top of the buffet.
3. Symmetry is something to consider - here it is all put together. I love the symmetry of the plates and candle sticks.
4. Design rules are meant to be followed just as much as they are meant to be broken (ie: do what looks good to you!) Get more interior design tips and home decor ideas by signing up for my blog
Suggested materials:
  • Mirror
  • Signs
  • Candles
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