How to Style Statement Pieces in Your Home
Dare to be different? We've got some styling tips t help showcase your style for a look that's uniquely you.
Dare to be different? Statement pieces are a great way to showcase your style, start a conversation and add personality to your home décor. For a look that’s uniquely you, we’ve got some simple styling tips to get you started and help you #FindYourUnmistakable.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Unleash the animal in you with a statement piece that reveals your wild side. Choose from a whole menagerie of amazing animal print rugs or invest in a gorgeous, on-trend cocktail chair in cow or leopard print that’s sure to make a statement in your living room. At Spode we adore an animal print accent and have just launched our new Creatures of Curiosity homeware range, inspired by the Victorian fascination for all things wild and wonderful. Add an #UnmistakablySpode statement twist to your sofa with our exotic snake, leopard and floral print cushion or go wild with a tea and cake celebration that’s all about animals with our showstopping Creatures of Curiosity 3-Tier Cake Stand and Snake Teapot.
Stand out from the Crowd
When it comes to delivering the wow factor, your statement piece should be the star of the show, so let it shine. Bespoke furnishings and eye-catching artwork will always bring something special to your home, but don’t cram them all together in one room. Your favourite statement pieces should be balanced with complementary accents of colour and pattern that run as a theme throughout the room, but they should never have to fight for the limelight with other furnishings.
See the Bigger Picture
You don’t have to invest in expensive art to make a style statement that Picasso would be proud of…but you do need to go big, and you must go bold! Statement pieces are made to be seen. A painting that’s the size of a postcard just won’t work, no matter how lovely it is. Go large - pick a piece of art that speaks to your soul, reveals your unique personality, and adds a glorious pop of colour to your home. Make sure you place it in a prominent position so that it becomes the focal point of the room.
Three is the Magic Number
Two’s company, three’s a crowd…right? Wrong. When it comes to styling statement pieces, that old adage doesn’t apply. Patterns and colours are more pleasing when they are placed in groups of three. So, if you have a statement piece of furniture in a gorgeous deep pink, then pick up the colour in two other areas of your room for a very subtly co-ordinated feel. Or pull a pattern through your kitchen with three smaller statement pieces from our stylish new Creatures of Curiosity range. With an extensive collection of tableware and accessories in dark, edgy florals, bold butterflies and exotic animals, choose a design that’s unmistakably you and style it three ways.
At Spode our mantra is mix and don’t match and this definitely applies when it comes to styling statement pieces in your home. Don’t be afraid to create contrast and added interest with clashing colours, patterns and textures. If your statement piece is bold and bright then go neutral with your walls or choose a contrasting colour for the rest of your room so that it really stands out. Or if you’ve gone for a very chic, modern piece with clean lines then mix it up with more traditional accessories that add texture and give the room a luxurious feel.
If you’ve made a statement with a piece from one of our collections, then don’t forget to tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #UnmistakablySpode for a chance to be featured on our feed.