Do you like your home to display your carefully curated art and décor items like a mini museum of your own? Then you’ll want to add pedestals to your list of furniture items to invest in. In architecture, the term refers to the base of a column, statue, vase, lamp, and so on.
In home décor, they are plinth-like pieces made from wood, marble, metal or other materials. Pedestals can be used for many things – they can be used to add another height dimension to a room; in place of traditional side tables; or to showcase collectibles, any decoration or art that isn’t wall art.
The great thing is that you can change the items they showcase seasonally, or on a whim. Got a gorgeous potted orchid that has just bloomed? Place it on top in the entranceway to brighten up your arrival home. Entertaining guests for a sumptuous dinner party? Create the right mood with a candelabra of lit candles taking centre stage on top. Or, if you’re eating outdoors, move yours outside so guests have somewhere to set their drinks down.
Above all, pedestals are great for displaying things like ceramics, photo frames, ornaments or small sculptures. Just make sure yours isn’t likely to get knocked over by placing it out of the way of foot traffic.
While traditional materials like wood, stone or marble work well, these display stands come in many types. Got a collection of ornaments to showcase alongside your luxury furniture? Go for a classic one in a neutral colour, such as white, beige, or grey.