Every home needs a few statement pieces—those bold areas in a room that catch your eye and elevate the space from unremarkable to striking. “Striking” doesn’t have to mean “sacrificial,” though, as our list of statement pieces for your home proves. If splurging on a certain item isn’t an option right now, with a little creativity and deeper searching, you can find budget-friendly alternatives for pricier pieces, and still make your room stand out.
Classy Side Table
Side tables that comfortably slide over your couch are great for those evenings when you’re ready to veg out and watch some Netflix while eating dinner, and are also a space-saving option when you can’t fit a coffee table in your living room, but need a spot for guests’ drinks.
Zig-Zag Decorative Pillow
A zig-zag pattern with bold black and white stripes offers a modern twist on a classic look that works well with almost any home decor theme.
Nature-Inspired Lighting Fixture
Lighting fixtures offer an unexpected way to introduce a warm, organic aspect (and an extra lighting source, which is almost always a good idea) to your space using natural jute or bamboo.
Realistic Biophilic Element
Adding in a touch of nature into your room adds beauty and a sense of liveliness (even if your black thumb necessitates that the plants be faux). Interested in caring for real houseplants? Read our guide: I Have Over 50 Plants in my LA Apartment, So I Put Together a Quick and Simple Plant Guide
Solid Coffee Table
Solid coffee tables make a huge statement piece for any living room. We’ve found two options here, but also watch for great deals on marble plinth coffee tables, which tend to be more expensive but are equally eye-catching.
Giant Art Piece
While gallery walls can be an attractive way to show off your travels and various art finds, they require a lot of planning and creativity. Why not keep it simple and fill up that wall with one colossal art piece instead?
Modern Bar Stool
We love the versatile look of a modern, industrial-style furniture piece. The mixture of wood and metal elements look masculine but feel warm, and we think these bar stools would be the perfect complement to any bachelor pad with high kitchen countertops.
Rugs are often overlooked when guys decorate their apartments, due to their expense and their perceived levels of upkeep, but their ability to define a room is undeniable and worth the investment.
While these days it might be more common for you to reach for your phone to tell the time than to look for a clock, analog timepieces are still a smart way to add functional flair to your wall. Clocks with more modern aesthetics are everywhere now, and are a far cry from their stodgy-looking Roman numeral predecessors.