Great interior design depends on a few unique, eye-catching details. One of the latest interior design trends is all about the philosophy that “bigger is better.” Many people shy away from using large pieces when decorating, usually out of fear that it may make the space look smaller than it is. However, this is one of the best ways to make a statement. Here are a few ways you can “go big or go home” with your interior design:
How to Incorporate Statement Pieces into Your Interior Design
Large Pendant Lights
Pendant lights come in a variety of shapes and colors to fit any design aesthetic. One giant pendant light looks great in the middle of a room or centered over a dining table. You could even hang 2 or 3 larger pendant lights over a bar or island. When choosing oversized pendant lighting, one concern to take into consideration is that they may block visibility within the space. An easy way to overcome this is to look for fixtures with lots of negative space. This gives you the grand scale feel, while still allowing you an unobstructed view of the room.
Big Kitchen Island
Islands are a great multi-use space in the kitchen. The extra space for food prep, as well as the additional seating space are particularly useful for entertaining guests. These large, flat surfaces also make quite the visual statement. Opt for a finish that visually contrasts the rest of your kitchen décor to really draw attention.
When furnishing a living room, many people gravitate towards smaller pieces so they can maximize the number of seats they can fit. However, adding too many pieces of furniture can make a room feel cluttered and chaotic. A large chair, chaise or sofa can add warmth to a space and make it more inviting.
Modern design aesthetics with clean, white walls have become very popular. Make your space stand out with a large piece of artwork. This doesn’t have to be a giant painting – you could also incorporate this idea by using oversized mirrors or large prints on your textiles.
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