Every day, you walk around your home following your daily routine, but what if something special catches your eye? It creates a unique atmosphere in your home and makes you want to stop, stare, and smile. That’s what we call a statement piece.
Choosing the unique statement piece that you will see and love every day can be overwhelming — there are so many options to choose from! It’s easy to constantly second-guess your choice, and when you can’t decide, it’s likely that your project gets pushed back. “I’ll figure it out later…”
But you don’t want “later” to become forever! You deserve to be proud of your home and happy each time you walk in the door. To help, we’re sharing 4 ways to incorporate statement pieces into your home for a show-stopping first impression — for you, your family, guests, and anyone else who gets to enjoy your home.
But first, let’s cover some basics for choosing a statement piece…
3 Rules of Thumb for Selecting Statement Pieces
- Have one statement piece per space. Yup, just one is all you need.
- Make sure your statement piece is cohesive with the architectural style of the home and the space’s color palette. This helps it stand out and feel like it belongs at the same time.
- Make sure the scale of the statement piece isn’t too big or too small for the space. (We would love to help you with this in our showroom!)
Now that you have the basics, let’s look at 4 great ideas for statement pieces in a kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom, along with some tips for implementing them. Grab your notebook!
1. Architectural Kitchen Hood
Drive the design of your kitchen with a unique kitchen hood. Your kitchen hood is usually one of your kitchen’s more significant design elements, so why not make a statement? If you decide to go with a more timeless look, choose a traditional kitchen hood, and if you want a modern, sleek feel consider a stainless steel hood.
This Stone & Copper hood from Francois & Company warms this timeless kitchen.
Compare the previous kitchen to this mix of modern and contemporary design — equally statement-making, very different feel. The choice is yours!
How To Get the Look
Speaking of, you may be asking, “How do I choose a kitchen hood?” Great question! We have in-house designers at Luxe Home by Douglah Designs to help you sort through the many attractive options. It helps to talk through your options, especially kitchen hoods, because they vary in location and mount style (island, under cabinets, wall, or insert).
2. A Statement Fireplace
Regardless of your desired style, any fireplace will help set that homey, warm mood in your home. The right fireplace design creates a cohesive design, bringing together all the other elements in the room. A statement fireplace surround does all of that and attracts the eye to it.
This Stone fireplace from Francois & Company complements the charm of this English Cottage style home.
How To Get the Look
When you’re searching for the right fireplace finishes, think about your furnishings. Ask yourself, “Does this complement my furniture?” Also, consider the design aesthetic you want. If you want a classic fireplace, choose a stone fireplace with soft edges and neutral tones. A modern fireplace may include a modern tile pattern or an inset flush with the wall.
3. Decorative Light Fixtures
When you walk into a room with a glittering chandelier or modern pendants, it makes you stop in your tracks and say, “WOW!” (We know you know what we’re talking about!)
Decorative light fixtures set the mood for your room and tie a design together. However, having distinct light fixtures can also create separate spaces in an open concept area, which is equally important. It’s important to consider both of these when selecting show-stopping lighting that starts conversations for all the right reasons.
Topo suspension light fixture from Tech Lighting is perfect for this modern living room.
How To Get the Look
When you are selecting a light fixture, look for something unique and vibrant to fill your space with light and life. Again, scale is important — you want it to stand on its own without overpowering the room.
At Luxe Home by Douglah Designs, we offer a vast selection of spectacular light fixtures that will make a statement for years to come, and we’re happy to consult with you to select the best for your style and space. (P.S. We love these dreamy lighting options in this post!)
4. Freestanding Bathtub
Freestanding bathtubs take your luxury bathroom design to the next level. Investing in a freestanding tub will create a head-turning bathroom focal point that will define your style and make you say ahhh whenever you enter the room.
St. George freestanding bathtub from DXV
How To Get the Look
As soon as you start looking around, you’ll realize there are so many different styles of freestanding tubs. From a timeless, clawfoot tub to a sleek, sophisticated tub, your luxury tub will set the stage for your rest and relaxation (all while looking stunning). Our best suggestion is to look for a style that mirrors the architecture of your home, but again, we’re happy to help you make the best decision if you need some expert advice!
5. Envy-Worth Bathroom Additions
Okay, you got us… we added a fifth item to this list, because even if they don’t make a visual statement, adding any of these 5 envy-worthy bathroom additions will make an emotional “statement” in your everyday life! Take it from us, once you embrace any of these, you won’t know how you lived without them. 😉
There you have it — 5 ways to make a statement in any space in your home. If you’re tired of Pinterest overwhelm and want some help making real design choices (and progress) for your renovation or new build, stop by Luxe Home, our showroom in downtown Lafayette. We’d love to help you!
Until next time,
The Luxe Home Team