Very few of us have a natural flair for interior design. We tend to take advice and inspiration from home design magazines and other publications. This is great, as these are put together by specialists who can help you to decide exactly how you want your property to look and how to go about achieving this. You can simply look at stunning example rooms and read the captions for details of where each item was bought. However, seeing as we all tend to read the same magazines, we all tend to get similar ideas and our homes can easily end up looking pretty much the same as our friends’ homes, our family members’ homes, and any other home in your street. For your property to really stand out from the rest, you’re going to have to dedicate a little more time and effort into sourcing unique statement pieces. Statement pieces in interior design tend to include furniture and appliances, but you can also make a statement with your colour scheme. So, let’s take a moment to consider a few different ways that you can make a statement with your home’s overall aesthetic!
When we buy furniture, we generally tend to accept it as it is. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. You should always bear in mind that the furniture your purchase can always be upholstered with a new fabric, making it completely unique, as opposed to the mass produced item you initially invested in. Upholstery tends to work particularly well with sofas, chairs, bed bases, and headboards. But it can be applied to other aspects of your home. If this interests you, you can find a guide to fabric upholstery here.
Most of us tend to have fairly basic and neutral white goods and appliances. Take a look around the majority of the population’s kitchens. Their ovens, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, and tumble driers tend to be either black, white, or silver-grey. But there are so many more statement appliances out there that can really change the aesthetic of a room. Think of SMEG fridges. These come in a variety of beautiful colours and patterns, which can add a flair to your own kitchen.
You can always easily add a personal touch and vibe to any property with a touch of stand-out wall art. There are so many different ways that you can do this. Consider a canvas of a still from your favourite film. Find a vintage tour poster from your favourite band and have it professionally framed. You might even want to consider a repro print of one of your favourite pieces of art. This will fill an otherwise blank space with something that says a little about your personality.
These are just a few different ways to personalise your property and make it a little different to everyone else’s. Statement pieces are harder to come across than mass produced mass marketed goods. But having a unique property is more than worth the effort!