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Elevating your Decor with a Statement Piece

Whether it’s a bedroom that’s feeling a little lacklustre or a living room that is missing a focal point, statement furniture is an easy way to transform any room in your home instantly. Statement pieces not only tend to garner tons of compliments, but they are the perfect way to reflect your personality through your decor.

Have a room in mind that could use a bit of a facelift? Read on for 3 simple steps to choose the perfect piece of statement furniture for your home.

1. Consider your Lifestyle

Gone are the days of having uncomfortable sofas because they look “trendy”. We live an era where function and style commonly co-exist, even for statement pieces. So, what’s the best way to make sure your statement piece is stylish and functional? Match it to your lifestyle. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

THE BOOK WORM:

Choose a quality lounger in a bold colour. These are perfect for living rooms, bedroom, or even tucking into a vacant corner to create a reading nook.

THE BINGE WATCHER:

Look to a designer couch that you can stretch out on. Accessorise with accent pillows and a throw blanket to make it extra inviting.

THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY:

If you love to host, consider updating your space with a spacious extendable dining table. Matching dinnerware is optional, but highly recommended.

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2. Play with Color

Neutrals are generally safe colours for furniture as they create the perfect canvas to play with bold colour and pattern through decor, paint, and accessories. However, when it comes to making a piece of furniture a focal point, a bold hue may be just what the interior designer ordered.

Deep tones like emerald green, burgundy, eggplant, and navy blue can feel rich and luxurious, while fresh spring tones like pastels, pink, and yellow radiate a fresh vibrancy. Want a colour that feels sexy and alluring? Go for a bold red or a pop of burnt orange.

However, if you aren’t into bold tones, there is no rule that says you have to use them. Neutral can be equally as captivating, allowing the form and design of the furniture to truly shine. Plus, neutral colours and finishes can also make furniture feel timeless.

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3. Rethink the old

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Designing a home with personal touches goes beyond the style that any trend can offer. Not to mention, this approach has much more longevity. An easy way to apply this method to statement furniture is to look at what you already have and improve upon it.

Refinish

Whether it’s a coffee table your grandfather made or a headboard you have had longer than you can remember, a fresh finish or a bold hue may be just what you need to draw the eye. Old pieces not only hold sentimental value that can’t be replaced, but refinishing them is an environmentally-friendly approach to statement furniture

Accessorise

An easy way to transform an ordinary piece of furniture into a focal point is through accessories. To make it personal, think of adding photographs, framed family heirlooms, or handmade art. For example, maybe you’re a bit of a travel aficionado. Your vintage sideboard may not be enough to make a statement alone, but accessorising it with a few eye-catching souvenirs or creating a travel-related gallery wall above it can be transformative.

Customise

Go to the professionals. Whether it’s a custom upholstery job or refinishing, they can help the piece best reflect you. Don’t have an old piece to revamp? Think of getting new furniture custom made. Custom furniture gets designed with your style and needs in mind, and it leaves you with a one-of-a-kind piece that is sure to garner attention.

Want to know more about custom pieces? Book with an interior design consultant. They can not only help determine the best customisation for you but also advise on how to incorporate the piece into your home seamlessly.

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