Having a focal point in your interior means having that one thing that immediately draws someone’s attention when entering a room. This could be a fireplace in the middle of your living room; some creative artwork mounted on your wall or wallpaper that stands out. Focal points of the room tend to face the entrance and could be used to dictate the furniture placement in a room.
You can construct your design idea around your focal point.
At times your home immediately has a focal point; you just need to design your rooms to highlight this beautiful feature.
– Fireplaces in rooms
Use this area as a focal point; you could place a statement piece just above the mantel. This will help in emphasising the feature. As for the furniture try and arrange it around the fireplace, this will immediately catch a person’s attention.
– Maybe an angled wall
This could be another interesting focal point for a room, make it stand out with a different wall paint, maybe some mirrors creatively hanged to make this area eye-catching for anyone entering the room.
– Your ceiling could be a little lower
Some might look at this as a fault in a room, but it can elevate and be the focal point if adequately used. Consider painting the lower ceilings in a lighter colour; this will help open up the room and even make it look larger.
Ways to create a focal point in a room
Your home probably doesn’t have a fireplace, and angled wall or low ceilings that you can play around with, so how can you create a focal point in a room interior? These are the different ways you can do that.
1. Get some statement furniture
A piece of statement furniture can immediately elevate a room and make a compelling focal point. Consider this, if your room has light colours, how about getting something in a bold colour, or in print to make it stand out.
2. Make use of wallpapers as a focal point
If you put a bold wallpaper, it will immediately add the needed focus lacking in your room. A floral wallpaper that has been topped with some mirrors, you can try have the mirrors in different sizes, or just a large one in the middle for that dramatic look.
3. Some beautiful artworks
A beautiful art piece adequately mounted on your wall can immediately transform your room from dull to a sophisticated look. To get that focal point from a piece of art it will need to be just right, avoid a small painting, try have it big enough for the area you would like it to hang, and a piece that complements your décor.
4. A picture gallery could also work
Have the wall painted in black, hang all your favourite pictures or paints you have acquired over the years. You don’t have to stress on just picking one piece of art as a focal point. How about a gallery of beautiful paintings, an eye-catching gallery that will immediately serve as the focal point. With a black background, it immediately draws your eyes to the beautiful paintings.
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