Not everyone is aware of the interior design principle of focal points, but it is pretty simple. It just means that your attention goes naturally to certain features of a room. That means these are the things that you should focus the room around. It is actually pretty easy to do in every room in your house, and it will give your place a nice sense of balance and order. Read on to find out how you can identify and make the most of the focal point in every room in your home.
The focal point in the living room can sometimes be an issue of controversy. That is because it is often the television. But some people regard that as a mistake. To them, it seems that our entire lives revolve around the TV and media. But the living room should be a more restful place for talking and relaxing.
If you don’t like the idea of having the TV as a focus point, there are some other options that you can choose instead. If you are fortunate enough to have a bay window, you can use that as a focal point. Surround it with long curtains, and arrange your furniture around it so you can make the most of the light that comes in during the day. A window seat is also a great addition that will help to emphasize that this is your focal point. You can add a custom seat pad and cushions that fit in with the rest of your decor, for a pulled together look.
Another popular focal point for a living can be a classic piece of art. Something like these El Greco art reproductions could work well. This is because these rich and sumptuous works are detailed enough to provide a perfect talking point that can get you and your family away from the tyranny of the tv.
In the bedroom, the bed, of course, it the main focal point. You should make the most of this by dressing the bed properly, with not only sheets and duvets but also a custom bedspread and custom throw pillows.
This makes for a much more striking display and can give the room some drama and class. Just be sure to keep it to a maximum of 4 colors or shades in one space, so you don’t detract from your focal piece.
The kitchen focal piece is one that needs to be more considered because it often depends on the type of room you are working with. For some kitchens, it can be the cooker. For others, it may be an archway or a kitchen table. This is both a curse and blessing because you can choose to change the focal point with some clever interior decorating if you so desire.
Whichever one you choose, be sure to draw your families’ and guests’ eyes by keeping it clean and well maintained. You can also add decorative features such as dried flower swags or bunting to further emphasize it as the point of focus.
Hope to see you back here for more great interior design tips! ~Melanie