Have you been noticing more pedestal bowls, planters, tables, candle holders, etc? Sculptural furniture has been on the rise and I think that’s why we’re seeing pedestals sneak into the furniture & decor market lately. Pedestals aren’t just for gardens and outdoor spaces, by the way! I’ve got a new Trend Alert post for you today and I’m calling this one- pedestals are cool, classic, and we’re going to see a lot more of them in the coming months! Click through for inspiration on how to style them and to shop some of my favorites. The pedestal pictured in the above image lives in our basement media room, so I’m patting myself on the back for being ahead of the curve. Haha!
If you read the Designer Spotlight post last week, featuring Christina Cole, you already know I professed my love for pedestals in that post. Christina uses them often and I love the way they fill negative space, add depth, and create a layered vignette. Plus, they make your home feel like a curated art gallery.
If you’re not sure what to do with negative space, feel like a room is missing something, or want to add height without bringing in a tall plant, adding a pedestal is an easy way to elevate your interior, while displaying interesting objects.
Click directly on the pedestals in the collage to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below to shop…
01: laurel pedestal // 02: stander pedestal // 03: concrete pedestal // 04: fluted pedestal // 05: wood pedestal // 06: cement pedestal // 07: square top pedestal // 08: plaster pedestal // 09: geometric pedestal // 10: french pedestal // 11: rattan pedestal // 12: sleek pedestals // 13: marble pedestals // 14: black pedestals // 15: dexter pedestal // 16: vintage pedestal // 17: black oak pedestal
In case you’re wondering what to display on a pedestal, I’m brain storming some ideas below to get your wheels turning:
- a bust
- a lamp
- a stack of books
- a lantern
- candles (tapers or pillar candles)
- upright artwork (with an easel)
- a stack of magazines
- a plant
- a floral arrangement
- a vase or urn
- a sculpture
- a tray or bowl
If I still haven’t convinced you to hop aboard the pedestal trend, try starting with a pedestal side table! Or experiment with a small table you already own. Another idea to test the look on a budget (I know some of these are pricey)– go thrifting, tackle an easy DIY pedestal, or create a tall stack of books that emulates a similar pedestal shape. I pulled all five of my pedestals out of a dumpster at Emmett’s work (I’m not joking, ha!) and gave them a fresh coat of paint, and have loved styling them ever since.
They’re really a fun design element that is often overlooked. I love them styled next to a door, in a hallway, alongside a soaking tub, next to a fireplace, or squeezed into the corner of a room. I think layering is the name of the game when it comes to pedestals. They instantly make your home feel thoughtful and interesting.
What do you think? Are you into pedestals? Would you ever style them in your home? What kind of objects could you see yourself displaying on a pedestal? I love hearing about your home preferences in the comment section below! Chatting with you is the most fun I have all day- humor me, please. Happy Tuesday, friends!