Have you ever entered a room and not been able to take your eyes off one certain aspect? It draws your attention and demands that you look at it.
That is the focal point.
The focal point is the star of the room, the place where viewers first cast their gaze upon entry. It’s an area of emphasis, difference, or interest that captures and holds the viewer's attention.
Every room needs one. It gives you something to centre the design around and makes a room instantly more appealing.
But with an empty canvas stretching out in front of you, it can be hard to know where to start.
We have put together a few tips to help you master focal points in your home.
Creating A Focal Point In Your Home
Art inspires and creates moods. Each piece will evoke different reactions based on its colours, shape, and meaning. Using art as a focal point in any room is a good way to inspire emotion and set the tone.
But, you need to make sure that you take the time to choose the right piece. You should choose something that you love, regardless of fashion or trend. After all, you are the one that has to live with it every day. Although change is inevitable, you don’t want to have any regrets around the piece you choose.
It is wise to choose a piece of art that could be used in various places and spaces around your home.
Mirrors create the illusion of space and move light through a room. They can make a room feel bigger, lighter, and brighter if placed correctly. Mirrors, much like art, are important focal points of the home as they will help you express your personal style throughout your home.
Again, choose a style that you like. Don’t be afraid to choose a mirror with a bold frame or a unique shape. That will just help to draw the eye more.
Consult With A Designer
Consulting with a designer on pieces that you like could be a great idea. Their expertise offers very helpful advice around placement and selection and it can also be reassuring to have a second opinion, even if you are just slightly unsure.
Designers can also give you advice on how to recreate spaces using your existing art as a focal point. These pieces can be used to tie into the existing theme of the room or be used as a feature that stands out and creates interest.
You don’t want to be continuously spending lots of money on new items, so consulting with a designer can be a great way to make sure the selection is right the first time. Here at Amazing Interiors, we love giving advice on key pieces that will make a room pop.
Installation Is Key
Take time to observe your room so that you can carefully select the right place for your key piece.
You also want to make sure the piece is installed properly. So, if it is a larger or heavier piece, call in the experts for help. After all, you don’t want to damage your brand new purchase!
Once you have the piece you love, it is very beneficial to consult with your designer at this point. They will be able to help you perfectly place the item, the first time around.
Check Out Our Catalogue For Inspo!
If you are ready to choose a focal point for your home but don’t know where to begin, we can bring a range of catalogues to you, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home! Alternatively, if you want to view your purchase in person, we can take you to the suppliers that we believe will best suit your taste and budget, helping to save you time and money.
The focal point is the star of the room. It sets a foundation from which the design of the room should follow and is fundamental in the creation of a fun, yet comfortable room. Our catalogues offer a wide selection, so you can select the perfect piece for every room in your home!
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