How to pick the ideal statement pieces for your home

We regularly invite design and interiors experts to write for our blog. Read the latest guest post here, from artisan home accessories brand, Mayalma.

Everyone loves walking into a beautiful home, and nothing feels more satisfying than getting complimented on your decor. When it comes to finding the right statement pieces for your home, each room has different requirements. If you’ve been searching for ways to show off your style, then look no further than this guide to picking out the ideal ornaments for you!

Living Room
As one of the most relaxing and used spaces in the house, the living room is an excellent place to inject some personality. Statement lighting in particular is a great way of making a room extra special. A striking lamp such as this one from John Lewis is not only beautiful, but will create an ambient glow across the room when the sun goes down and the night draws in. Similarly, a large mirror will bring extra light into any smaller living rooms, making the space feel light and airy.

John Lewis lamp

To stop your living room feeling too cluttered, avoid putting every ornament you’ve ever owned on show. Instead, take stock in the advice that less is more. By picking out your very favourite items and taking the time to display them properly, you can ensure that your pieces really pop in the room. Another tried and tested interior design secret is about opposites. Pairing light with dark, colourful with muted, and big with small ensures that your space is kept interesting and varied.

It’s also important not to forget the basics when it comes to your living room. Whilst it’s tempting to skip straight to the smaller decorative pieces, actually investing in larger statement furniture pieces can be a great way of injecting more character into a room. Look out for coffee tables with an unusual finish like this one from Steel Vintage, or sofas with luxurious fabrics like this matt velvet one from Next, and you can let your furniture do the talking.

Next sofa
When it comes to your kitchen, often practicality is best. Unlike your living or dining room which you can fill with more delicate pieces, a kitchen is often far busier and so it is advisable to keep the breakables to a minimum. Instead, you can choose make a statement with some unusual kitchenware.

If you have a crazy household and constantly find yourself rushing around, then why not embrace both your hectic buy fake hydrocodone timetable and your decorative flair with a statement clock? Clocks such as this Iron Roman model from Barker & Stonehouse are a great way of adding personality to the room whilst still keeping you on time for everything.

Dining Room
Dining rooms are wonderful things. A place for family celebrations, gatherings with friends and great food, a dining room is focused on having a good time and so you can have fun picking statement decorations that reflect this. By adding some unusual pieces to your table, you can transform your dining space from being merely functional into an elegant paradise that you can’t wait to show off.

Whether you opt for some beautiful glass vases like the range available from homeware store Mayalma, or some tealight holders like these ones from Not on the High Street, you can easily create a wow factor for your dining table to will enchant your guests time and time again.

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Full of light and a space to properly relax, a conservatory is the perfect ambient space for stunning views over your garden. The greenhouse quality of a conservatory means that you can easily maximise the natural feel of the room by filling it with statement plants. Beautiful and striking, a selection of cacti requires very little maintenance (perfect for those who can’t help but neglect their plants!) and is one way in which you can cash in on the fresh feel of the room. Similarly, a jade plant is easy to take care of and is also considered lucky. The perfect lush and colourful addition to your home.

It’s true what they say; the devil really is in the detail. No matter the style of your home, accessories are a hassle-free way of injecting a bit of ‘wow’ into a room. Whether it be a colour pop, a quirky edge or a some glitz and glam, a few well chosen pieces will truly bring a space to life.

Plants in the garden room


This blog was contributed by Mayalma, the UK’s go-to site for beautiful handmade home accessories from Mexico. From the stunning mouth blown recycled glassware of Jalisco, to the intricately hand painted pottery of Michoacan, Mayalma sources its products from Mexico’s remotest regions. Relying on the dedication and craftsmanship of local artisans, Mayalma sell beautiful, intricate pieces for a fair price.