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Improving the Appearance of Your Room: Focal Points

A basic understanding of the role of focal points in interior design is important. What gets your immediate attention when you walk into a room? Where do the other elements in the room visually revolve? Not all rooms have a focal point. Below are simple principles to remember in creating a focal point.

Do Not Pack Them Tightly

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. Redesign your bookshelf to become the focal point of the room. Mix and match books with other kinds of attractive decor. Place older or less known books in areas that hardly get noticed. 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.

Adding Fixtures on Walls

Some people prefer a minimalist approach to interior decoration. Having indoor waterfalls is a good and extravagant way to create a good focal point.

Cover Your Windows

Designers have been looking for clever ways to produce focal points more effectively. Drape both your windows and walls with curtains. Think of a motif (color and fabric) for your curtains that would blend well with its surrounds. This way you have created a focal point and made the room more pleasant to the eyes. 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

If you use focal points appropriately, your room appears to be more spacious in the perception of people who enter. Bright lights will defeat the purpose of having a properly designed focal point. Light intensity must work around bringing your focal point forward. It is important for the light not to be too bright. Your focal point will begin to harmonize with its surrounding light. 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.