I’ve been told that a room should be defined by one focal piece of art or furniture—a “statement piece.” It’s a great way to add personalized flair without having to rearrange your room’s layout and without spending a lot of money.
I’ve always wondered what makes a good statement piece. It has to be interesting, feasible in the space, perhaps functional — but that’s not required. I think the most important thing is that the statement piece says something about you.
Here are two things that I think match my personal character and taste.
Dinosaur Skull Replica
I love dinosaurs. They’ve fascinated me all my life. These are resin molded replicas of real skulls, so don’t worry about the museums being left with nothing to show. Stick one of these things on your desk or the shelf near the window and it’ll add a quirky, yet sophisticated tone to the place…I think so, anyway.
They come in a variety of species and sizes too (for those who don’t want to have a T-Rex head blocking the television). Do a quick Google search for “replica dinosaur skulls” and you’ll get tons of results.
Something that You’ve Made
Whether it’s from scratch or out of a box, building can be loads of fun. Why not show off what you’ve made! There are ceramic painting shops all across the country where you can design a plate, a mug, or something much bigger like a flower vase. I’m going to focus on something with a set of instructions for those who feel artistically challenged (don’t be so pessimistic about yourself!).
Lego has an amazing line called Lego Architecture. You get to assemble beautifully designed miniatures of famous structures. There’s the Empire State Building for those in the New York area. Maybe you want the Sydney Opera house if you want something from the other side of the globe.
They look awesome and come with instructions, so even if you’ve never even glued construction paper together, your finished piece will look exactly like the picture on the box.
(Find more information at Lego’s website: http://architecture.lego.com/en-us/)
These are the two “statement pieces” I’m thinking about now. There are so many more I’d love to mention, but I think it’d be much cooler hearing from you!
What statement pieces do you have in your apartment? Or what do you wish you had featured in your apartment?