Whether you call it a ‘statement’, the ‘wow factor’ or the ‘focus’ of a room, one thing is certain. Every room in your home must contain at least one. This THING is what catches your eye, draws you into a room and keeps you there. It’s something that captures the imagination and makes the rest of the room more interesting by default.
So how do you create a statement in a room? Well, there are quite a few different ways to acheive this but today I’m going to be talking about 4 of them. Let’s jump in, shall we?
One Large Piece of Artwork
Whether it’s a oil painting passed down from generations before you or a huge canvas you DIY’d your own paint splatters, one thing is for certain – big art is the new gallery wall. Using one oversized piece in your décor is certainly one way to make a statement and as you can see from the images above, an easy way to create drama in a room. Of course, larger art may mean a larger investment so ensure whatever you choose is something you love and really speaks to you. This will be one item in your home that will grab attention so be sure it’s something you adore.
The Feature Wall
Now feature walls are something that have been around for a while but the newest feature walls incorporate more of a mural design so consider either very large repeats in your pattern for the trendiest effect, purchasing a full mural that covers the wall or if you’re quite crafty or artistic, why not create one yourself?
Going Oversized with Your Lighting
This can really apply to any room but I especially love it in a dining room. A simple room can take on a whole new look with a oversized light fixture. This plays with the scale of a room (a trick interior designers have been employing for years) and fools the eye in thinking the room is actually larger than it is.
The Pop of Colour
A surprise burst of colour is a great way to grab attention in an otherwise neutral space. These two kitchens show different ways this can be achieved – via brightly coloured kitchen tiles in an interesting pattern or by painting your cupboards in a zingy hue. You can also play with paint on walls with leaving the other walls white and choosing just one wall to make over in a fun shade. We’ve got a full range of fantastic tiles for feature walls as well – you can check them out here.
Are any of these ways you’d make a statement in your home? Or maybe you’ve done something else entirely? I’d love to hear from you!
Image sources: Leverone Design via Home Adore / Katty Shiebeck via The Design Chaser / Rue Magazine / Gaelle LeBoulicaut via The Boo and the Boy / Caitlin Moran via Lonny / HGTV / Skona Hem / Architectural Digest Russia