Designing a focal point is a great way to refresh any room in your home!
Here are our top 7 ways to create your own focal point in your current space because most people are not starting from a blank slate and it can be challenging to work with what you have.
Creating a focal point could be just the boost your room needs and what a perfect time to give your space that much-needed update.
A Focal Point can be designed in many different ways depending on the room from simply painting an accent wall to adding window treatments.
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Sometimes a focal point is there already, do you have exposed brick in your space or a view to die for? then you may want to dial back your decorating and let that feature be your focal point.
Painting an accent wall.
Accent walls come and go they’re either on trend or off trend.
My thoughts: I like accent walls but they need to be current. It’s kind of like trends we’ve all be through, the accent walls of the late 90’s no longer feel fresh mostly because of the color choices.
The color below from PPG Mediterranean Blue PPG 1236-7 would probably overwhelm a small space, but as an accent wall it is perfection!
An unexpected touch of wainscoting on the ceiling! Nice.
Wainscoting Paint: Rain (SW6219) by Sherwin-Williams
Design a vignette as a focal point.
Even in a foyer for example where your may not have a spectacular view or any architectural details add an inspirational vignette.
Think chandelier. In a dining room or kitchen of course, but what about a bedroom or living room? A chandelier update in an unexpected room instantly creates a show stopping yet subtle focal point.
A magical chandelier tops off this little girls dream room.
An unexpected touch of bling in this living room!
From HGTV’s Fixer Upper
Art Gallery Wall.
Artwork is a fun way to add a focal point to your room.
Bedding and the bed frame itself is always the focal point of the bedroom, unless you have a crazy good view then dial it back and let the view be your focal point.
I have designed window treatments for over 15 years and can tell you first hand they finish a room and instantly create a focal point. Even if your view is not the best, window treatments will give the illusion there is something to look at.
Again, it’s the update of the treatment and fabric choice that keeps it fresh and modern; such as, simple drapery panels in beautiful fabrics that are quality made.
You can’t go wrong with a beautiful Ikat print.
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Enjoy your week ahead! ~ Nancy
be happy and be comfortable in your home