HGTV's Chelsea DeBoer Has One Design Tip To Elevate Every Room In Your House

Designing multiple rooms in your home takes careful planning. You want every area to be distinctive from the rest while maintaining a sense of cohesiveness overall. When there's too much décor to choose from, an overwhelming feeling can creep in, forcing you to think about what pieces to use and what to leave behind. Even though décor can be helpful to enhance the visual appeal of your home, you don't always have to rely on it to fill space. Instead of going overboard with embellishments or stressing out over how you will design an area, HGTV's Chelsea DeBoer suggests creating a single "magical moment" or statement piece in every room.

Magical moments are the perfect way to create a focal point in every part of your home. They don't have to take up too much space, but they should be eye-catching. For example, in Season 1, Episode 1 of HGTV's "Down Home Fab," DeBoer glammed up her client's ranch-style home. She removed cabinetry above the stove in the kitchen and installed a gorgeous chunky, counter-ceiling vent hood with storage shelves. It featured various elements from the rest of the room, such as a slab of butcher block that complements the countertops, a black vent hood that matches the cabinetry, and a marble backsplash that pairs with the island. When incorporating magical moments, picture how you want guests to react when they see them for the first time.

Choose magical moments that are cohesive with the interior

Statement pieces can be a multitude of elements in the home. While you want one statement piece per room, it needs to balance the space; try avoiding trendy items. Instead, choose timeless, magical moments because they'll never go out of style. They'll also help you pick out the rest of your furnishings and décors. For instance, you can find a striking artwork piece with various colors to place in your living room or dining room. If you have a muted interior, any colorful artwork will complement it. However, if you already have a few vibrant tones in your living room, try finding art with similar shades that can be the focal point. In addition, look for a piece that's medium size; you don't want it to be too massive. You can hang it on its own or above an end table to create cohesiveness.

On the other hand, statement pieces don't have to be décor. Using architectural features, you can replicate Chelsea DeBoer's decision to install a beautiful vent hood in the kitchen for her client. Fireplaces make excellent statement pieces in living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms. The mantel alone is eye-catching and can elevate the space. Plus, it creates a balance in the room with the other furniture as long as the fireplace complements it. There are various ways to style a fireplace in any room, like adding tile to the surround.

Make sure your statement pieces are meaningful

Even though statement pieces can be architectural details, furniture, and décor, making it easier to have options, choosing some items that are meaningful to you is essential. Whether you received your great-grandparent's vintage furniture set or your friend painted you a stunning family portrait, you can make those items your unique statement pieces. If your magical moments are meaningful but don't quite complement your home's interior, you can always tweak them. For instance, if your grandparents' furniture set doesn't match your living room, reupholster the cushions with a new fabric to pair with the rest of your furnishings, paint color, and embellishments. If you're a DIYer, you can reupholster the cushions yourself to bring the furniture back to life.

If you don't have family mementos to put in your home, antique shops are an incredible place to shop for statement pieces with interesting backstories. While they won't directly relate to you and your family, they're perfect conversation starters with guests. Or, if you tend to travel with your family, take the opportunity to find statement pieces that resonate with you and represent your travels. Create a beautiful shelving set up in your dining room where you display smaller trinkets from your favorite places. Choose items that move you and complement your family's values.