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Decorative pedestals and plinths are one of my favorite pieces to add to any space. Like seriously… my FAVORITE.
Well, here are a few reasons…
Pedestals are perfect for filling in those weird areas, they look high-end AF, add height, provide visual interest, and instantly make anything you set upon it look like a million bucks!
It’s no wonder why museums opt for a sleek white pedestal to display items! It look so chic and displays the whatever is on it perfectly.
So let’s get into a few ways that you can style or decorate your pedestal. Ready to dive in?
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Have you thought about decorating your pedestal with a lamp?
I don’t know about you, but I often think that I need something so beautiful and grand to place on a pedestal. But in reality, that isn’t so. A lamp might not be the first thing that comes to mind unless you’re using it as a side table, but depending on your lamp, it might just be the perfect spot for it.
You could throw anything n the pedestal and it would look like a piece of art. So why not place some decorative pots and vessels on it? You’ll have an ‘instant artifact’ look… and make it look like you paid a pretty penny for that vessel.
By the way, if you want a super cheap and easy way to turn a glass vase in an ancient-looking pot, head over to my Instagram reels and watch the video. I’m hoping to have a tutorial up soon! Follow along and say hi! @thesavvyheart
Use the pedestal like a museum would and stick a sculpture on it, if you have a sculpture, that is. This is the ultimate swoon-fest in my opinion. Just having a sculpture oozes high-end….and then once you place it on a pedestal… dang, you just can’t go wrong!
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Books. Another one of my favorite items to decorate with… and I like to use books EVERYWHERE! So why not use them on pedestals, too? You can style them alone for a minimalist look, or stack a couple under a decorative pot or vase to add a more height and variation.
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This is similar to a sculpture, but I feel like more people might own a bust so I wanted to throw this option in. Gosh, doesn’t a bust feel like it belongs on a pedestal? Again, it has a museum look, so it instantly gives off a high-end feel.
There’s nothing I love more than a branch or fresh flowers, so you best believe I’m all about this last one. Whether it’s a flower arrangement or a single stem, pop it on a pedestal to elevate its beauty.
I don’t know about you, but fresh flowers make me so happy every time I walk by them. So placing them on a pedestal makes you notice them that much more. More random smiles throughout the day? I’m in…
1- Metal Pedestal via Etsy
2-Black Oak Pedestal via Etsy
3- Marble Plinth via Pedestal Source
4- Square Pedestal via Perigold
5- Odense Black Pedestal via Burke Decor
6- Vesta Marble Pedestal via CB2
7-Reflective Pedestal via Perigold
8- Albin Pedestal via McGee & Co.
9- Marble Plinth Table via Burke Decor
There you have it, those are my six favorite ways to style and decorate a pedestal! Be sure to check out some of my favorites above, and if you want to make your own, I wrote up a blog post on how you can easily create one. It’s a must-read if you’re into a little DIY!
Until next time,