6 Rules for Incorporating Statement Pieces into Your Home
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What is a home without a statement piece? Yes, your home may be furnished, but are you immediately overcome with joy when you walk into a room? That’s the power of a statement piece! Statement pieces draw your eyes in, infuse your space with personality, evoke fond memories and start conversations. If these are the features your home is missing, here are six rules for you to follow as you incorporate your first statement piece.
1. Statement Pieces are Not Trendy
When choosing a statement piece, choose an item that is timeless. Although trendy pieces may seem appealing initially, once the trend ends your room can quickly seem dated. Therefore, you should opt for pieces that are timeless or ideally, pieces that will not go out of style within the next 10 years. Putting this level of thought into your piece ensures your long-lasting pleasure.
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2. Choose a Piece That Has a Special Meaning to You
An important requirement for a statement piece is that it feels meaningful to you. Do not simply display pieces because they were a gift. The pieces you choose to put on show in your home should convey the happiness you feel when you look a them. These pieces should have a story behind them or bring back pleasant memories. Hideous artwork or pieces you do not particularly like should never be the centre of attention in your home.
3. Pay Attention to Scale
The piece you choose must work with the other pieces in the room. Small furniture demands a small statement piece! Placing a very large, low-hanging light fixture in a well-traversed living room may make the room look beautiful, but day-to-day living will be challenging. Moreover, combining a very large piece with small furniture will look out of place and throw off the balance in the room. The scale of your statement piece is a critical aspect of a room’s functionality.
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4. Pay Attention to Colour
Statement pieces in bright, striking colours are beautiful and attention grabbing, but you must be careful about the shades you settle on. Always take your overall colour scheme into consideration and ensure that you are selecting colours that complement each other. Highly contrasting colours make a room seem dysfunctional as though every object is competing to be seen, whereas complementary colours make a room seem balanced and cohesive.
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5. Mix It Up
Juxtapose the statement piece with the other objects in your room. Is your furniture modern? Then try an antique statement piece. Are your fixtures light in colour? Then try a dark statement piece. Your statement piece can also be something you curated such as plates or vases of a similar colour that are displayed in an interesting pattern. The main point here is that your statement piece is not like anything else that is already in the room. Your statement piece is bold, unique, unusual, and provocative.
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6. Let Your Statement Piece Make Its Statement
Experts have concluded that its best to have one statement piece in a room. Although you may be tempted to have more than one statement piece in a room, the point of a statement piece is to have it be the centre of attention. If you have multiple statement pieces in a room, the room will feel hostile, almost as if the pieces are having an argument or as though the pieces are shouting at you. This is why there can only be ONE statement piece in any given room, the rest of the room are supporting cast.
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Following these tips when incorporating your statement pieces will give your home that finished feeling you are looking for. Remember, statement pieces are not only beautiful and eye-catching, they should also be meaningful.