3 Statement Pieces That Can Transform a Room

All too often our Pinterest boards are filled with recipes we haven’t made, DIY’s we haven’t attempted, and rooms that look nothing like the ones we actually inhabit. We might still opt for takeout more often than not, and it may be a while since our glue gun has seen the light of day, but the good news? The gap between your real home and your Pinterest home is much smaller than you think. In fact, we teamed up with one of our favorite online retailers Minted to show you how investing in any three of these eye-catching home goods will elevate your entire space and give it that finished look you’re after.

OVERSIZED ART

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Let’s be clear, we love a good gallery wall as much as the next person. Still, there’s no replacement for the impact oversized art lends to a room. Not only will it save you hours of frustration from nailing way too many holes in your wall (we speak from a lot of experience), but it’s a fool-proof way to bring in color, texture, and depth to an otherwise simple space.

Investing in large scale art used to feel nearly impossible thanks to inaccessibility and scary price tags, but these days it’s becoming more painless than ever. Minted recently began offering their framed prints in 40×54″ with prices hovering around a few hundred dollars, which is a far cry from the thousands many retailers or originals can cost before framing. And there are so many options to peruse! We went with this Parisian scene entitled Men in Red for an all neutral living room.

 

A FEW OTHER ART SELECTIONS FROM MINTED THAT WE LOVE:

1. Portofino Afternoon, $200 unframed, $530 framed 40″ x 54″
2. Great with Agate$200 unframed, $530 framed for 40″ x 54″
3. Snow Dancer, $200 unframed, $530 framed 40″ x 54″

 

A LARGE PLANT

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Plants are the perfect solution for those who aren’t ready to commit to a bold color palette but are desperate to shake up their otherwise neutral home. They inject the perfect amount of color and texture and they’re easy to move around as you redecorate and your space evolves. Best of all, you can find plants in every budget from local high-end nurseries to Home Depot or IKEA.

A RUG

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Rugs are the ultimate way to anchor a room and while they first seem impractical to have in a dining area (or even a kitchen!) there are many inexpensive, durable options for every spot in your home. Placing this navy and white graphic rug in an otherwise lovely space gave it the needed finishing touch.

 

This article was sponsored by Minted but all the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.

  • I love what a large piece of art can do. I adore that Portofino print but it is unfortunately still out of my budget.

    • Preya

      try IKEA 🙂

  • love the tip about plants. im still looking for a larger one to add to my corner (my old one had to be retired) but i added a few small ones and it’s amazing the difference that small pop of color can make in any room.

  • I am absolutely with you about the art. Plants are another perfect thing to add to your home, I need to bring a few more inside.

  • Sarah

    I can tell whose houses are the “art” and the “plant” 🙂 — but whose house is the one with the graphic rug? the colors are amazing!!

  • Madison

    I love the polka dot pillow in the first apartment- where is it from??

  • Great article! I love the plant tip and totally agree!

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  • Beauty Follower

    Great ideas indeed!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

  • Kimbo

    Would you happen to know where the couch in the first picture could be purchased?

  • The difference with and without the art is stunning! It makes such a big difference!

    http://www.fashionandfrappes.com

  • Cristy

    Yes, will you PLEASE share where I could find the sofa pictured?

    • Valérie

      Hi Cristy, I feel just like you: Can you PLEASE share where we could find this gorgeous sofa?

      What a pity she will not respond :/

      But
      I think I found it on this site: if your type in “sofa” on the search
      bar, you will bump into “Rose”, which looks quite like this one, with
      different pillows.

      Here is the link:
      http://theeverygirl.com/big-announcement-our-sofa-collaboration-with-interior-define-now-available

      Good luck with your sofa!

      • Cristy

        Valérie, I think this is the sofa! I wish I had known two months ago 🙁 I’m saving it in case I can upgrade in a few years. Thank you for sharing!

  • Bianca H

    Hi! Where is the coffee table from please? I need it in our living room!

    • Sophie Pmann

      I would like to know this as well. Can’t find the table anywhere. It is beautiful!

      • Katie Klassen

        looks exactly like this crate and barrel coffee table http://www.crateandbarrel.com/dixon-coffee-table/s164097

  • Where did you get that coffee table from, it’s so cute!

  • Caroline B

    Hi, may I know where I could buy the rug with the beige/tan border in the first picture? I looked online last night but no luck.

    • Sam B.

      I think it might be this one:
      http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-jute-and-leather-simple-border-jt04a/Silver/200TAJT04A-508.html

  • Lee

    In the first photo, where is the white throw with oversized tassels from? I need it in my life!

  • Amanda Rollins

    Where did you get the pillows on your couch? I love them!