Home staging vignettes are design features common to many individual staging strategies. A vignette is a small grouping of furniture, art or accessories. These decorative groupings are geared towards drawing a prospective buyer’s attention towards a particular positive facet of the home or distracting a buyer from a negative attribute. Vignettes can vary in size, shape and purpose, but are always an important part of any good staging design.
This guide provides expert help when creating vignettes in any home. These tips are ideal for professional stagers, as well as talented DIYers.
Designing Home Staging Vignettes
Using vignettes as home staging techniques is simple and effective. All it takes is gathering a group of items together to form the visual impression of a single cohesive design unit. Typically, vignettes contain odd numbers of items, such as 3 or 5, although the actual number of items depends greatly on the size and use of the space, as well as the purpose of the vignette.
Creating vignettes in certain areas will allow buyers to focus on the charm and beauty of a particularly valuable property feature, such as a spa-like bathroom, a granite countertop and bay window or a vaulted ceiling.
Help Creating Vignettes
Here are some of my favorite vignette tips for use inside and outside the home:
Match items in the vignette according to usefulness (chair, table and lamp), color, texture or size.
Asymmetrical designs typically work better than symmetrical patterns.
Small spaces require small vignettes, while large areas can actually use furniture to create a vignette.
Vignettes are the perfect solution to areas of dead space where a full sized piece of furniture will not fit, is not practical or is unaesthetic.
Vignettes should be complementary to the overall décor theme, not distracting or too taste-specific.
Vignettes can be used outdoors to draw attention towards gardens, pools or other landscaping features. Vignettes work equally well to distract buyers from undesirable scenic views and property lines.
Creative Uses for Home Staging Vignettes
Vignettes are one of my favorite staging tools and are also a fantastic way to make a big design statement in a room for low cost and little effort. Finding items for vignettes is half the fun. I love to shop at off-priced home stores for some terrific deals on excellent art and accessories which will transform any property into a showplace and can even be brought to your new home once the current property is sold. Being that home staging costs are tax deductible, this is like getting the items for free.
To learn more about using groupings of furniture, art and accessories to set the ideal atmosphere in your home, consult with a qualified professional home stager or research your options for DIY home staging.