Have you ever had your head turned by an awe-inspiring armchair or a dramatic-looking coffee table, but walked out of the store empty-handed? Furniture that makes a style statement can grab attention and evoke feelings of admiration. However, many people are reluctant to choose striking or unusual pieces for their homes out of fear of taking risks with their interior design. If you’ve been playing it safe with your decor, it’s time to find out what you’re missing out on. Whether you have a modest flat or a sprawling country house, statement furniture can improve your home in a variety of ways. Here are just a few:
Your home should be an expression of who you are. If you want to avoid living in an anonymous-looking box, try to choose pieces of furniture that you find aesthetically appealing and that say something about your personality, attitudes or lifestyle. You can easily transform a bland room into a truly inspiring space with just one well-chosen piece. Take the bedroom, for example. If yours is currently a featureless, magnolia-walled area containing nondescript essentials, why not think about livening it up with a new bed. Go from commonplace to characterful in an instant by choosing an expressive design. Feeling flamboyant? Why not head to bespoke furniture sites like http://www.andsotobed.co.uk/ for some style inspiration?
Draws attention to a particular location
Is there a nook or cranny in your home that you just don’t know what to do with? Perhaps an odd-shaped space under the stairs in your living room or a corner of your kitchen that’s always neglected? By adding a one-of-a-kind bookshelf or an eye-catching display case, you could breathe new life into unassuming areas and create a completely different effect in your rooms.
Makes your home look more expensive
It can be difficult to know how to budget when turning your house into a home. Rather than trying to get the best of everything, if money’s tight, a singular piece of statement furniture can create the impression of lavishness without you having to fork out a lot of money for each new item you buy. If tastefully incorporated into a room, a lone dining table, full length mirror or sofa can make a space look instantly more expensive.
Remember that your home is your own, so don’t be scared to style it in a way that you like. Rather than creating something straight out of a dull-as-dishwater catalogue, have the guts to design something that truly resonates with you.
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