We are firm believers that every room needs a spark. Whether it’s big or small, you need one statement piece for your coastal home that sets each room apart. While magazine spreads and Pinterest are great sources for finding inspiration, you don’t want your home to literally look like a magazine page. You have to add your own signature tastes to a design before it will become memorable. As another blogger so eloquently said, “A statement piece reflects your personality and style. It’s not always the focal point in a room, but it enhances the overall design of your room.”
Statement pieces, whether you build a room around them or choose them as a finishing touch, are all about letting go of inhibition. This is the time to be bold, funky, whimsical, and daring! There is no doing it wrong.
Don’t shy away from mixing in an anachronistic detail. Having a single piece that you really love from a different design era is like adding your signature to a painting.
A fun, funky pendant can keep an otherwise traditional office or kitchen from becoming too predictable.
Choose a color you love but don’t typically use in your home’s interiors, and add it in with soft throws or flower arrangements. It takes what otherwise looks like a typical, neutral living room and adds a personal note.
Contrasting colors in unexpected places is a great way to shake things up. Upholster a chair back in a different fabric from the front or add a pop of color to the interior of a custom cabinet.
Using an actual boat as a lighting feature is a surprise, but still makes sense in a space inspired by ship living.
A brightly colored piece of furniture always stands out from the crowd. Choose a piece with an interesting detail, like these butterfly knobs, and you’re on your way to a cottage-chic space!
Ready to start investing in statement pieces that speak to your unique perspective? Start by taking our quiz and getting your Signature Style diagnosis.