Your whole life, you have heard that first impressions are important. Unknown to many, that adage applies to interior design as well.
Since the living room is most likely the first area our visitors lay their eyes on, incorporating statement pieces helps, not only with anchoring the space, but also to impress.
To make an impact, it is advisable to set a limit on the number of competitive elements within the living area. Too many eye-catching designs will most likely create distractions rather than a focal point.
The commitment-phobes can choose to play up one feature at a time, either a classic form with an exciting colour or pattern, or a dramatic shape in a basic solid colour.
When in doubt, pull out your colour wheel and choose accents that are complementary – analogous or even contrasting. It will help balance things up.
Here are some statement pieces that can speak for themselves and their owners.
A feature wall using a bold, stylish wallpaper design is one of the easiest ways to create instant impact in a living room.
Screens or room dividers offer privacy, boundaries and aesthetic elements without altering the structural components of a space.
We appreciate the combination of different materials, including gold and mother of pearl, which makes this cabinet a perfect piece especially for the interior risk-takers.
Creative new shapes and technology mean that lighting fixtures often do far more than providing illumination. They can be exciting sculptural works of art too.
Or why not consider an accent chair? With the right details, such as a commanding back, shapely legs, or bold upholstery, it can invigorate lacklustre corners and nooks.
We encourage you to treat your flooring as a wall – a spot for art display. Other than the typical patterns, go for rugs that create a huge splash with a dramatic design.
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