The right piece of furniture or interior design element can take your room from bland to grand. Anything from a well-designed gallery wall to a bold accent chair can help you add your flair. We’ve rounded up some of your favorite statement pieces to make your home stand out. Use these as a springboard to create a space that’s uniquely you.
While not a singular piece on its own, a well-designed statement wall is a true show-stopper. A quick internet search will lead you to many options, but these are our favorites.
A gallery wall mixes decor and interior design. Select a large blank wall to start. Gather picture frames of various shapes and sizes or streamline them with even rows of the same one. Your favorite art or photos will look amazing, showcased on a gallery wall. If you want extra pizazz, install lights above or on the sides.
Board And Batten
Board and batten work especially well in farmhouses or craftsman-style homes. The 3D effect draws attention and makes quite a statement. You can opt to cover a whole wall up to the ceiling for a more modern farmhouse look or go up halfway or two-thirds for a traditional feel. To make an even bigger impact, paint the wall a bold color like a deep navy or a bright yellow.
An accent wall might be the easiest option to execute. The wall you choose matters – it should make sense as the focal point of the room. Once you’ve picked the right one, decide whether you want to use paint or wallpaper. Paint is much easier to change later, but wallpaper makes more of a statement.
Using furniture as a statement piece makes your money work harder for you. Not only does it serve a functional purpose in your home, but it’s also part of the decor.
Well-Styled Entry Table
Your entryway is your first chance to wow guests with your interior design. So why not set up a well-styled entry table to catch their interest and serve as a place to drop their keys or take off their shoes? Form and function work together in this statement piece. Hang a mirror above to reflect natural light from the door and for you to check yourself in before heading out.
Farmhouse tables are typically larger and sturdier than others, so adding one to your dining room makes a significant visual impact. These are exceptionally functional for families with young kids because the roughened texture can hide a lot of messes.
Depending on the size of your room, you may want to use more minimal decorations and accent furniture, so the table doesn’t overwhelm the space.
Bold Accent Chair
A lot of different factors can make an accent chair unique. To make the biggest statement, pick a chair with a unique color, type of fabric, shape, or pattern. Any design choices will make the piece stand out from the rest of your furniture. If your room is large enough, you can accent with two of the same bold chair – make neutral choices for everything else.
Decor That Pops
The decor in your home can serve one of two functions. Either it blends in and makes the space feel complete, or it stands out and pulls your attention in that direction. A bold decor item might be just the ticket if you don’t have any other statement pieces to make your home stand out.
Large mirrors can be quite expensive, even second-hand, but they offer many benefits. Aside from their wow factor, they make any room feel bigger and spread natural light around the room, brightening your space. You can find oversized mirrors to match any design style. Choose something ornate for a traditional home or a simple frame to fit a minimal or modern aesthetic.
While window treatments may not be the first thing you think about when looking for a statement piece, the right choice can transform a room. Custom curtains can be done on a budget and will lay much nicer and suit your space better than something you pick up from a big-box store. Have any sewing skills? Use them to make your own with a fabric you love.
Choose Only One Or Two
Statement pieces are a fun way to infuse a home with your style, but it’s easy to get carried away. The purpose of a statement piece is to draw your attention, so when you decorate a room with too many, it can look messy and overwhelming.
Instead, opt for one or two per room, preferably of different types. A bold accent chair, for example, would pair well with an oversized mirror but not with a brightly colored couch. Be intentional with each choice, and your space is sure to wow your guests.