How to Use Statement Decor in Your Denver Home
A design statement is that special touch that adds pizzaz to a space. It is what catches the eye and gives a space personality. Statements can be made with color, furniture, lighting, upholstery, wallpaper, fireplaces, art, and accessories.
There are countless ways to go about creating a design statement. As an example of how to do it right, when my team designed the master suite for the Denver Designer Showhouse, we used a six-foot statement mirror in the bedroom as a design focal point. Not only did it look great, but it made the room look bigger and brighter. See the look in this video:
These design projects showcase the art of using statement pieces:
In addition to setting the mood for a space, lighting can also be used to make a design statement. From wall lights to pendants and chandeliers, there’s a variety to choose from in every style and material. This statement, custom chandelier works beautifully with the metal accents on the bed and the neutral, hand-made wallpaper. Each piece of glass was assembled manually on this chandelier, and it was well worth the effort.
In addition to selecting the right decor pieces, it is equally important to know how to use the statement piece. For example, the black modern pendant in the hallway works because of the high ceiling, and it suits the rest of the decor in the space.
FURNITURE & FIXTURES
Custom design is a great way to make a decor statement and it can be specifically created to suit the taste or lifestyle of a client. This built-in shelf is part of a home office/study for the Denver Designer Showhouse, 2020. The color of this unit draws attention without being overwhelming so that its unique structure remains the focal point.
It’s possible to make a statement with minimal decor as well. The modern, clean-lined piece is the Denver Console designed for our in-house SORELLA Furniture line. It is minimal and draws attention.
FLOORING AND CABINETRY
A room can even have more than one piece or fixture as statement decor. For example, this laundry features bright blue cabinets and hexagon-patterned concrete tiles as flooring — both make a statement but also complement each other. The neutral grey tiles suit the bright blue on the cabinets. It’s important to consider balance when using bold decor so that the design remains cohesive and pleasant.
This home office/study for the Denver Designer Showhouse was designed keeping in mind a successful, well-educated woman who’s also the head of the family. The stunning, blue wallpaper with bird and butterfly motifs was used for its bold yet feminine style. The paneled look adds an extra bit of quirk. The sculptural desk, Iki Lounge Chair, and colorful pillow are from the SORELLA Furniture line and MB Home Collection.
The Merlot Room was designed as a multipurpose area where one could read, practice yoga, and enjoy a glass of wine. The statement wall was inspired by a Sherwin-Williams shade called Merlot. That wall became the inspiration for the rest of the room’s bright, inviting palette.
In addition to wallpaper and paint, unique stone or materials can also be used to enhance the look of a space, like the textured, accent wall in this powder room.
ART & ACCESSORIES
Art is a classic way to add tasteful, statement decor. The artwork in this dining room infuses a bright dose of yellow to complement the neutral palette and the blue accents.
The reading nook above belongs to the Merlot Room discussed above. The brick wall complements the Merlot paint and is accessorized with framed illustrations. The colorful pillow on the comfy sofa is from the MB Home Collection.
Here’s another example of how art adds appeal to a space. The printed console, abstract artwork, and mirror turn this plain white wall into a decor statement.
Statement fireplaces add aesthetic and functional value to a room. We used color and photography to create an accent fireplace in this modern, mountain-style home office.
This dark, moody fireplace was custom-made with natural stone tiles from Italy, and features different textures and finishes on the same material as this creates a unique look.
Has this blog inspired you to add statement design to your Denver home? My team and I will be happy to help. We even design homes remotely, so our services aren’t restricted to Colorado. The first step is to call our top-rated Denver interior design studio at 720-735-7533. We can then arrange to use FaceTime or Zoom for face-to-face video calls, allowing for a touch-free design and remodeling experience. Or, we can meet in person. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have.