Choosing the right colors and ensuring that a room flows beautifully and has a good energy is essential to creating a great interior style. But if you want to create a room that is memorable and welcoming for all the right reasons then you will need to give your space a focal point.
Many traditional rooms in older homes have a fireplace that dominates the space. This is a great focal point and tends to form the starting point for decoration (with all of the furniture pointing gently towards it). However, many modern homes are created as blank canvas without a focal point built in.
The good news is that if your room doesn’t already have its own natural focal point then it’s easy to add your own. Here are some great options:
- Explore Oversized Artwork
An oversized piece of artwork is a failsafe and expected way to fill a blank wall. This is a perfect way to inject some color and pattern into your home or show off your favourite artist. Whether you have the budget for an original piece of artwork or have simply purchased a reprint, ensure it is housed in a high-quality frame and hung in the centre of the wall.
A modern alternative to the oversized frame is to create a feature wall full of smaller picture frames. This stylish look is fun and versatile and can be used to show off artwork, family photographs, postcards, and even children’s drawings. Artwork in any form always makes an excellent focal point.
- Add a Water Feature
If you’re looking for a more unusual focal point that will really make a style statement then why not consider adding an indoor water fountain to your room? Not only does an indoor water feature look great, but the sound and flow of the water have a calming effect that will bring great Feng Shui to your living space.
An indoor water feature will look great in a room that has a natural outdoorsy feel, and this is a great way to bring nature into your home.
- Use Furniture as a Focal Point
Finally, if you have a small room, or are living in a rented room where you can’t put pictures up or modify the room in any way, then why not use your furniture as a focal point? A sofa covered in your favourite fabric is sure to attract attention for all the right reasons.
Alternatively, why not add a painted bookshelf against one wall. You can then use this to display an array of carefully curated objects which will create a great, and very personal, focal point with very minimal effort.
Adding a feature space to a room is much easy than you think, and is a great way to add vibrancy to your home, and completely change its energy. Why not try it for yourself?
Blog written by Sally Writes.