We urge you to take some well-designed risk with these bold pieces that are made to make a great impression and statement about your interior taste.

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Your whole life, you have heard that first impressions are important. Unknown to many, that adage applies to interior design as well.

Since the living room is most likely the first area our visitors lay their eyes on, incorporating statement pieces helps, not only with anchoring the space, but also to impress.

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To make an impact, it is advisable to set a limit on the number of competitive elements within the living area. Too many eye-catching designs will most likely create distractions rather than a focal point.

The commitment-phobes can choose to play up one feature at a time, either a classic form with an exciting colour or pattern, or a dramatic shape in a basic solid colour.

When in doubt, pull out your colour wheel and choose accents that are complementary – analogous or even contrasting. It will help balance things up.

Here are some statement pieces that can speak for themselves and their owners.

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Eijffinger Reflect wallpaper collection, available at Goodrich Global.

A feature wall using a bold, stylish wallpaper design is one of the easiest ways to create instant impact in a living room.

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Arflex Vela Screen, available at Space Furniture.

 Screens or room dividers offer privacy, boundaries and aesthetic elements without altering the structural components of a space.

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Koket Camilia cabinet, available at Koket.

We appreciate the combination of different materials, including gold and mother of pearl, which makes this cabinet a perfect piece especially for the interior risk-takers.

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Slamp Desert Rose pendant lamp, available at Lightcraft.

Creative new shapes and technology mean that lighting fixtures often do far more than providing illumination. They can be exciting sculptural works of art too.

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B&B Italia Up 5_6 armchair and pouf, available at Space Furniture.

Or why not consider an accent chair? With the right details, such as a commanding back, shapely legs, or bold upholstery, it can invigorate lacklustre corners and nooks.

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Ted Baker Florani Shadow Floral woven rug, available at The Rug Seller.

We encourage you to treat your flooring as a wall – a spot for art display. Other than the typical patterns, go for rugs that create a huge splash with a dramatic design.

Photos courtesy of respective brands.

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