Been styling your space but feel as though its just missing that special something to make it shine? The secret is often a stand out statement piece or focal point (or three). The hero of the room or the place your eye is originally drawn to when you enter. A room reads best when you have something that says “surprise”!
Statement pieces can keep a minimalist space from being boring, or glue a maximalist space together and opinions vary on how many statement pieces you should include in one room. I would say it depends entirely on the style you are trying to achieve along with the size of the room. You have the option to guide the eye around a room with several statement pieces or anchor it with one. Its completely up to you.
The most important factor though, is that your statement pieces reflect you. Your personality, your travels, interests or dreams. This is the biggest secret to making your space special! Be confident and search out something that makes you smile. Not sure of your own style? Find out how to identify it here.
The styling of US brand anthropologie usually makes me grin. This company seeks out and retails unique and inspirational items for women. I like unique. It excites me so much more than following trends. These images from anthropologie provide perfect examples of how to incorporate statement pieces into your home.
Colour has to be the simplest way to create a statement. Whether it be on the walls, a piece of furniture or layers of soft furnishings. Colour is powerful!
Using pattern as your statement piece is another fun way to draw the eye. Here it is echoed around the room using the cushion and lamp. I wonder if the horse was a deliberate or accidental inclusion?! Told you they make me grin!
Collections can work as the focal point when they have a common element like style, shape or colour. How quirky is that pineapple shaped pendant? And such a fun way to make a statement!
Oversized anything will make a statement. Lighting, artwork, furniture…….
This magical shot is a perfect example of how three statement pieces can work in a one room.
And of course artwork will almost always become a statement piece simply because art is designed to be looked at. Just remember something unique or unusual will have a bigger impact than something expected.
Introducing a statement piece or three provides a way to dramatically change the look of a room. And there are loads of ways you can DIY something to be more of a statement piece so you don’t always have to spend a tonne of money to make something stand out. Steal some ideas from a previous post on inexpensive wall art, or my pinterest board Paint finishes. Hang that chandelier a little bit lower, display a collection of your favourite pieces or buy a giant indoor plant.
Go on, you can thank me later because this tip is a game changer. Post your pics on Instagram tagged with #specialsomethingstatement so I can see!!