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5 Simple Yet Captivating Mini Vignettes You Can Recreate

Even tight spaces and awkward corners deserve a design and decor upgrade

Photography: Love French Bulldogs via Tumblr and Craft-O-Maniac (Main Photos)

When it comes to personalizing the home, the littlest details count. From small knickknacks and tiny mementos to a cute collection of prints and stickers—these elements add a different kind of warmth and vibe to any space.

To showcase these must-haves, you don't need a huge table or a spacious shelf to create chic vignettes! Since we're all about details creating an impact, a compact corner or even a tight niche can be turned into a happy nook. Let these ideas guide and inspire you:

In the kitchen:

Since a clean and clutter-free countertop is a must in any kitchen, a corner setup is the most ideal. Don't take up too much space by corraling your pieces within a tray—use chopping boards as the backdrop—play with height to make it interesting. The rest of your items can include jars of ingredients or even mason jars used as utensil holders. Throw in a few potted greens to keep it easy on the eyes and temper the wood.

In the living area:

Working with a color scheme? Spruce up a side table or a mini console table by grouping items in your chosen color. For a refreshing and sophisticated setup, play around with white and blue. Take inspiration from the photo above—white can dominate the vignette and blue can be used as accent.

By the foyer:

Who says you need a console cabinet or a table to define your entryway? A classic setup that doesn't take up space can make a huge difference! With a chair as your base, stack a group of magazines or books to create a tower of sorts. Make it sturdy by placing the big ones under. Once you're confident with your tower, finish the look with a vase of flowers or even a terrarium.

In the dining area:

Do you still keep a cabinet in the dining area for extra dinnerware? If you're going for a rustic look, you can anchor your vignette using an old window as backdrop. Complete it with a vintage wall clock, secondhand vases, an old serving tray, and for a touch of quirk—a mini weighing scale.

RL Tip: Complete the rustic look by setting this up on a distressed cabinet or table.

In your bedroom:

Maximize vertical space in your bedroom by installing corner shelves! Create your own personal vignette by displaying things you love, photographs, cameras, and even your favorite books. There are no rules in terms of styling—feel free to explore and mix-and-match pieces—doing so makes it more personal and unique. Here's a tip: you may even want to keep things natural by placing things as is—a slightly messy look can give it a bit of an edge.

PHOTOS (in order): Craft-O-Maniac | Homes & Gardens Living Beautifully | DPages | Love French Bulldogs via Tumblr | A Home West

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