Creating A Focal Point In Your Home

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Creating A Focal Point In Your Home

Creating or making the best use of a focal point is crucial when you’re designing your room scheme. A central point is one particular feature of conception; that draws the eye towards it. It stands out and says, ‘look at me’ and you can’t help but look. Often it’s an existing point within the room, such as a fireplace or bay window, but often we need to create our focal points from key furniture pieces, soft furnishings or accessories. Once you've got the hang of it, it’s simple, and you’ll find yourself instinctively doing it as part of your interior design.

The Importance of Having a Focal Point:

Developing a point within a room, that attracts attention, is a good way of bringing the ‘wow’ factor into your scheme. A space that lacks a focal point can be forgettable, common and lack a cohesive theme. A focal point doesn’t require to be expensive or huge in its essence either; the smallest trinket can be just as appealing and memorable. The focal point of the room will often help hold the scheme together. It can explain the story of that scheme instantly, giving it structure and meaning, and helping us identify what the scheme says. Designing a point like this is well worth investing in, and will give your room extra appeal.

How to Create a Focal Point:

So how exactly do you start creating a focal point? Well, it’s not that complex. Quite often there might be a feature in the room that is, of course, going to be the focal point of the plan. It might be a fireplace, or your dining room table or maybe even the headboard in your bedroom. If nothing jumps out at you as being the central point, don’t despair, it’s simple to create one too.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do, or how to plan your focal point, hopefully, the following examples below will give you some ideas.

Fireplace Focal Point

Dining Room Focal Point

Artwork Focal Point

Bedroom Focal Point

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