Every luxury interior needs a few stunning pieces of statement furniture. We would argue that every room needs at least one (well, we would, wouldn’t we?). Honestly though, statement furniture is what sets your home apart. Statement pieces draw the eye, they express your personality and they complete a space. If the room is large, you could well have several focal points, each demanding a statement piece. If it’s smaller, restrict yourself to just one. This could be something as simple as a dramatic accessory or a single, non-matching chair. Even the smallest room in the house could use a glamorous, eye-catching mirror to make a statement.
Our Selection of Statement Furniture
So, we are going to take you through our Top 10 Statement Furniture pieces. Actually, it was very difficult to narrow it down – and please feel free to disagree with us. We have focused mainly on a contemporary style but if you have always wanted to embrace all the extravagance and flamboyance of an outrageously rococo theme, who are we to stop you? It certainly makes a statement and, in the right setting, is a wonderful expression of joy and exuberance. From consoles to dining tables, barware to beds, think of our Top 10 as a starting point and see where it takes you.
Statement Furniture: Chandeliers
When we think of statement furniture, a chandelier is always near the top of the list. Chandeliers are glamorous, they are opulent, they are aspirational. Whether it’s a cascade of crystal in a stairwell or a golden globe in an otherwise subdued setting, there is always something captivating and lavish about a chandelier. The current Transition Style trend means you no longer have to stick to the rules with your statement pieces. See how amazing a magnificent, traditional crystal chandelier looks set against a moody, almost industrial backdrop. It gives you a chance to create your own style – but only if you want to.
Statement Pieces: Luxury Beds
In a bedroom, the easiest way to make a statement is with a luxury bed. It is always going to be a large, imposing piece of furniture so make the most of it and go for something spectacular. The most obvious piece of statement furniture has to be a four poster bed – but don’t overlook other, equally stunning alternatives. The brushed gold finish and quilted velvet headboard of this contemporary four poster make it a magnificent centrepiece.
We love the tall headboard of the contemporary bed below – made even more striking by the low base. Upholstered in a beautiful, soft grey faux shagreen with pleated nubuck, it makes a statement quietly but confidently.
A Statement As Soon As You Step In
The hallway is what welcomes people to your home – and your first chance to impress. Your choice of statement furniture here sets the scene. And what better focal point than a striking console table and mirror ensemble? This is where we had the most difficulty narrowing down our choice. Should we stick to contemporary or include something exquisitely classic or breathtakingly baroque? In the end, we went for Art Deco and uber contemporary. Both make a statement in very different ways. The Art Deco console is imposing yet quirky, and instantly grabs attention. The mirror shown acts as a link with the railings but a striking gold mirror would work just as well.
You may think the décor below looks very dark but not all hallways are flooded with natural light, and choosing rich, deep colours can create a dramatic yet warm, cocooned feel. We love the opulent black and gold marble top and the way the brushed steel legs catch the light. The addition of the dynamic, abstract mirror makes the whole thing a statement piece that would be at home in any contemporary home or urban apartment, with or without natural light.
Again, it was not easy to choose our favourite statement pieces when it came to dining tables. We have several new arrivals that are absolutely stunning. Eventually we chose these two amazing tables simply because they are so different. The base of each is a talking point in its own right and guaranteed to turn heads. Both are shown with a marble top but, as always, they can be customised, allowing you to create a truly individual conversation piece.
A Home Bar to Turn Heads
If you decide to go for just one piece of statement furniture, a home bar surely has to be it. Home bars and drinks trolleys are enjoying a welcome renaissance right now. We have chosen this one as our statement piece because of its sleek good looks and wonderful sense of fun. The crystal decoration can be arranged to your own design, in your own choice of colours, while the lighting can be changed or dimmed at the flick of a remote. Get ready for some serious entertaining.
Even Accessories Can Make a Statement
Sometimes, all it takes is a carefully-placed accessory to add a focal point and a finishing touch. Maybe you have a sideboard that needs an uplift, a reading nook or a gloomy corner. Our final choice of statement furniture is this fabulous set of candle holders. Although not available to order until mid March 2021, they are probably our most asked-about item – and with very good reason. The smooth, organic shape and lustrous gold finish would brighten up any corner. If you have children or pets, maybe a gorgeous table lamp would be safer but we love the soft flickering light that only candles can bring.
Need Any Help?
So, off you go. We hope our favourites have inspired you but now it’s time to search out your own statement pieces. If you need any advice or help to choose the right style, colours, fabrics or finishes, just give us a call, send us an email or have a chat with Francesca on LiveChat. Our design team are on hand to help you make just the right statement.