An unexpected element of surprise can work beautifully in a living room or bedroom to draw the eye through the space. It helps give a sense of drama and a focal point, as well as an uncommon approach to styling. In my bedroom I have a piece by artist Jai Vasicek, propped up against the wall beside a chair.
Here are 3 HOT Property Styling Tips to Selecting a Statement Piece…
- Be daring with colour. Painting a wall or a room in a different shade is one of the easiest ways to make a splash. One colour that’s making a noise in the world of interiors at the moment is black. Used judiciously, black can add a sophisticated element to enhance what’s within a space.
- Hang Dramatic Art. A home with a lack of art is a sad home indeed. And when we’re talking about adding drama through art, don’t be afraid to go big. When choosing art for my home I have to ‘fall in love’ with the piece first. It has to make me feel like I can’t live without it. I’ll then find a spot for it, rather than the other way around (looking for something when there’s a spot to fill). But when selling your home, there are some fabulous suppliers of art (and some will even hang it for you too).
- Adding Life with Accessories. Rugs, books, flowers and other decorative items can make or break a room. When selling your home, sometimes the key here is to pare back. Recently a client whose home I styled had way too many rugs and other knick knacks. By decluttering, I was able to create a much more spacious feel, and then with the addition of a few sculptural accessories, a new look was created, leading to a sale in under a week.