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Some Tips on How to Create a Focal Point

The use of focal points given a limited amount of space to work on is crucial in interior decoration. The moment a woman enters a room, she immediately gets an impression of that room. All items inside the room converge on a particular focal point. If a room does not have a focal point, it lacks order and coherence. Here are a few tips on how to create a focal point for your room.

Add Decor to Books

Bookshelves are a good example of an item that takes up a lot of space in a room. A bookshelf is usually the least decorated area of the room. Your bookshelf can work wonders for you just by adding some attractive decor on it. Many experienced interior designers advice the use of more diverse decor on covered storages and bookshelves. Hide old, torn, or unattractive covers away from the line of sight. Place select books with visually attractive covers in areas that are readily seen on the shelf. Don’t pack your bookshelf too tightly. Allow the items to interact with their surrounding space. The mind doesn’t find too much pleasure in spaces that are packed too tightly.

Go Bare?

Many people go for single colored or bare undecorated walls. By adding fixtures on a bare undecorated wall, e.g., mirrors, picture frames, or an extravagant indoor waterfalls, a focal point can be created.

Draping Walls

The living room is a principal area that needs a focal point. Cover your windows with curtains. Think of a motif (color and fabric) for your curtains that would blend well with its surrounds. You do not need to be an expert in order to find the appropriate drapery for your windows and walls. Curtains do not need to be loud and elaborate to become the focal point. There are professional shops that can help you choose the right fabrics and designs.

Let the Light Flow to the Focal Point

It is amazing how having a focal point can make a room appear larger than it really is. Improper use of lighting, however, can neutralize this effect. The right amount of light is necessary for your focal point to remain the center of attraction. Spread the lights at different levels and with varying intensities in the entire room to diffuse its brightness all around. In this way, the light flows from its source to the focal point. Insignificant items that serve as focal points may tend to be overlooked. There are stylistic lighting designs that can enhance focal points that may easily get overlooked. Indoor waterfalls embedded into walls can create a very relaxing ambiance.

Did you find this article helpful? Contact the nearest interior designer in your locality and ask for professional advice on how to create a focal point.