In the world of interior design, furniture acts as the backbone of any well-decorated space. While cohesive and functional furniture is essential, incorporating statement pieces can elevate the entire aesthetic, making a lasting impression on guests and residents alike. Statement furniture acts as focal points, capturing attention and infusing personality into a room. This month we will explore some ideas on using statement furniture. From unique shapes and vibrant colours to daring textures and artistic flair, these pieces can transform an ordinary space into an extraordinary one.
A room full of interest. Statement chars and carpet could overwhelm the room, but the neutral tones gives the perfect amount of balance. Image Credit: https:/hadleycourt.com
Embrace Artistic Designs - When seeking statement furniture, consider pieces that blur the line between art and function. Choose a sculptural chair or a coffee table with an unconventional shape that demands attention. Abstract designs or handcrafted pieces add an artistic flair, creating a sense of uniqueness and creativity within your home. Such items become conversation starters, allowing your guests to appreciate the artistic craftsmanship while enjoying your hospitality.
Our new Ashanti Dining Table’s design is a true work of art. In the same vein as our Dali console and Dalston side table, the Ashanti’s design is a symphony of bold shapes that play off of each other to create an airy and ongoing visual interest.
To complement its oak veneer choice, the 2 x glass top size options of the Ashanti have been cleverly scaled for numerous living spaces, from the smaller home to upmarket boutique hotels and restaurants.
Play with Vibrant Colours - Infusing bold colours into your furniture choices can instantly revitalize a room. Opt for a bright turquoise sofa or a rich, jewel-toned velvet armchair. A vibrant, eye-catching hue not only adds character to your space but also provides a pleasant contrast against more neutral backgrounds. Remember, the key to using bold colours is balance, so pair them with complementary shades to create a harmonious and inviting atmosphere.
Inspired by the surrealists, the striking design of the Dali Console Table catches the eye with bold cut-out shapes that tease and play with the eye. The oak veneer top adds warmth while the simple wooden bottom trim anchors and balances the styling. The Dali is the perfect choice for the modern contemporary home, the upmarket restaurant or cocktail bar, or the lobby of a boutique hotel.
Dare to Go Oversized - Sometimes, bigger is better. Oversized furniture can make a powerful statement by dominating the room's focal point. Consider a large, ornate mirror that reflects light and creates the illusion of a bigger space. A massive bookcase or an oversized pendant light can lend drama and sophistication to your living area. When using oversized furniture, ensure it complements the room's dimensions and doesn't overwhelm the other elements.
This oversized Boho-inspired chair can’t help but make a statement. Photo credit: www.dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com
Intricate Textures and Patterns: Furniture with intricate textures and patterns adds depth and visual interest to your interior decor. Look for upholstered pieces with rich embroidery, tufting, or quilting. A hand-carved wooden sideboard or a table with inlaid patterns can evoke a sense of luxury and craftsmanship. Just remember to strike a balance with the rest of the room's décor, as too many patterns can create visual chaos.
Mix Vintage with Modern - Combine vintage and modern elements to create a statement that tells a story. Pair a mid-century modern sofa with a reclaimed wooden coffee table or a vintage chandelier with contemporary dining chairs. This juxtaposition of styles adds an eclectic charm and ensures your statement pieces stand out amidst the diverse blend of design eras.
Incorporate Metallic Accents - Metallic finishes bring an air of sophistication and elegance to any space. A statement piece with a brass or gold finish, like a glamorous bar cart or a metallic-framed accent mirror, can elevate the ambiance of a room instantly. The reflective nature of metallic accents also adds a touch of glamour and creates an alluring play of light in the space.
The Fender Dining Table is a bold, statement piece that cannot fail to impress. The distinctive styling of the base sets it apart from run-of-the-mill furniture offerings, and it is available in a small, select choice of frame colours that perfectly complement the design. Available in 6 to 12 seater options.
Opt for Unique Materials - Choosing furniture made from unconventional materials can add a touch of the unexpected to your decor. Explore pieces crafted from reclaimed wood, concrete, acrylic, or even recycled materials. These unique materials offer an eco-friendly appeal and showcase your commitment to sustainable design while making a powerful design statement.
Experiment with Unconventional Seating - Statement furniture doesn't have to be limited to conventional chairs and sofas. Embrace unconventional seating options such as hanging chairs, oversized floor cushions, or a hammock-style swing. These unexpected seating choices not only add flair to your home but also offer a cozy and inviting spot for relaxation and conversation.
Use Geometric Shapes - Geometric shapes can create a modern and bold statement. Consider a geometrically designed coffee table with sharp angles or a geometric bookshelf to display your favourite décor items. Geometric patterns in textiles or wallpapers can also enhance the overall impact of your statement furniture, providing a sense of visual order and sophistication.
Incorporate Nature-Inspired Elements - Bring the beauty of the natural world indoors by selecting statement furniture pieces inspired by nature. Look for pieces that incorporate organic shapes, like tree trunk side tables or leaf-patterned chairs. Furniture with natural textures, such as rattan or wicker, adds warmth and a touch of the outdoors to your interior spaces.
A striking nature inspired feature wall featuring a print from Cara Saven and installed by CP Décor for Metaphor Designs. Photo credit CP Decor
Incorporating statement furniture pieces into your interior decor allows you to showcase your unique style and personality. From artistic designs to vibrant colours, oversized elements to intricate textures, the possibilities are endless. Our advice? Have fun!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s exploration into statement furniture. Whatever décor style best suits your lifestyle, Leonardo – Tables by Design has a table for the occasion. With over three decades of experience, we not only have an extensive online range, but an archive of designs that are available on special order and can be customised to perfectly suit your design brief.
All the best until next month,
Yours in Style - Frank