Creating a focal point in any room in your home can easily turn ‘rather boring’ into ‘effortlessly stylish’.
When you have a focal point, or ‘Hero’ piece, in a room it provides a starting point for a design scheme. By having a focus from which other elements of the room are drawn, you create instant (with a little effort) wow factor.
To show you how it works, let’s start with one important room for a focal point; the living room.
Often, the focal point in a living room naturally becomes a stunning fireplace, amazing picture window, or some other architectural feature. However, not every home has a natural focal point so you have to create one.
Some Ideas for Creating A Focal Point in The Living Room
A Soul-Enhancing Fire
If you have a fireplace in your living room then you’ll know they make an excellent focal point. A fireplace will draw the eye, especially when the fire is lit, and mantlepieces make an excellent display area.
However, if you don’t currently have a fire then don’t rule out having one. You can add a fireplace to your home, and it doesn’t have to be a “real” one with a chimney. Illusion Fires and other similar brands offer gas log fires, which are a great option.
Enjoy all the warmth and pleasure of a fire without having to deal with the mess of lighting them, sweeping your chimney, and other tricky tasks.
An Eye-Catching Mirror or Painting
Wall art is the perfect focal point because you can use colours in the artwork for accent items such as cushions, throws, lampshades, trims, and even a rug. Art works are great hung above a fireplace, but they can be equally as eye-catching on their own.
If you need to cast extra light around a room then a mirror is a great option. Choose an amazing frame and let that do all the talking. Or hang an oversized mirror in a very simple frame.
If you’re thinking of hanging a mirror, a painting or perhaps a photograph, then place it somewhere prominent so it can be seen when you enter the room; usually opposite the door, if you have wall space.
A Stand-Out Sofa
Of course, a unique or arresting sofa makes a great focal point but ensure you choose one that is in scale with the room. In a small room, choose a more delicate sofa perhaps with feet so you can see part of the floor underneath. A bigger room can handle a bigger sofa. However, ensure not ALL furniture is big – keep scale and proportion in mind.
You could choose a deep red, leather sofa, or perhaps a bright patchwork one. If you choose a statement sofa, you can plan the rest of your design around it. When purchasing a modular sofa, measure the space well including all access points, such as doors.
Let Technology Pull Focus
A lot of people feel like they should be a little ashamed of the technology in their living room, like the TV. But you don’t need to hide it away or make it blend into the background.
There’s no reason a piece of tech can’t serve as a focal point in your living room. Make a feature of your TV or maybe your sound system.
Create a focal point in your living room to give it more oomph. It could help you start giving the space more personality.
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