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Add a statement piece to your home

Modern fireplace as a statement piece with storage niches built into surrounding wall.

Does it ever feel like something is missing from your home design? Do you like the way it looks for the most part, but it’s just missing a little bit of character?

This is a common complaint we hear when talking to homeowners who want to remodel a space. Our answer to this is to strategically incorporate a statement piece into their remodel.

Statement pieces capture attention and make a space memorable. They don’t have to be gaudy or overbearing. Instead, they complement the rest of the space while enhancing its overall aesthetic. Finding the right statement piece for your remodel can be overwhelming, so here are a couple of tips to help you.

Find balance

One of the keys to a good statement piece is finding something that is cohesive with the rest of the space. You want your statement piece to stand out, but not clash with the rest of the space so finding something within the same style is really important.

For example, if you have decided you want your fireplace to stand out, make sure it is designed with the rest of the space in mind. If your living room is ultra modern with clean lines and sharp edges, a rustic fireplace would ruin the room’s overall feel.

Instead, you could do a concrete fireplace with niches for storing wood. The concrete would run up the length of the wall with no mantle or décor above the firebox. Even though concrete is understated, it still adds a surprising element to the modern surroundings – exactly what you want your statement piece to do!

Your statement piece can also be practical

A common misconception is that the statement piece needs to be a big, flashy decorative element, but that’s not always the case. You can identify a functional feature of a space and find a way to make it stand out.

One of our favorite ways to make a practical statement is with windows. Since natural light is a crucial element in any space, we say the bigger the window, the better. Installing an oversized picture window that takes up an entire wall will instantly add personality to an otherwise ordinary space. You could also opt for a large sliding glass door or French doors, which will allow access to the yard. Both features will make your space look interesting while serving a purpose.

High ceilings and a floor to ceiling picture window make for a great statement piece in this traditional home

Architecture can make a statement, too

One thing that sets a regular home apart from something on the high-end scale is the architecture. Including interesting angles and built-in features that will act as an anchor and focal point for an entire space is an easy way to make a statement and is something you should consider in your remodel.

The type of architectural statement you make depends on the style of your room. For instance, if you hope to achieve a Southwestern style look, you could include arches in your design.

If you have a timeless, traditional home, you could include vaulted ceilings in the living room. Each of these elements acts both as a starting point and a finishing touch in the design process. They will stand out while also tying everything else together.

Statement pieces in your home serve to express your personality and style, creating a focal point that draws attention and sparks conversation. These unique items can elevate the overall aesthetic of a room, making it feel more curated and intentional. Furthermore, they can evoke emotions and memories, adding depth and character to your living space. By investing in a few standout items, you can transform an ordinary room into a distinctive and inviting environment that reflects your individual taste.

What kind of statement would you like your home to make? We have plenty of ideas and can help turn your vision into a reality. Give us a call to discuss your project.

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