Ways to Create a Unique Focal Point in a Room
When your room doesn’t have a set focal point, it is easy for you to create one yourself.
10:58 23 December 2019
There are simple design elements that can be used to direct the eye towards a single point and have a specific item, area or design highlighted. So, if you’re wondering how to create a unique focal point in a room, here are a few ideas you need to look into.
Use an Eccentric Element
One of the best ways to create a focal point in a room is to have an element that stands out. You can choose to make a focal point by using a unique piece of furniture. You can easily find various ideas online to tell you all you need to know about the wackiest designs that can help you come up with an eccentric element that suits your style and personality. That way, whenever anyone enters the room, the first thing they’ll be able to spot is the wacky element you’ve placed in an otherwise subtle room. Just remember, the more bland the room is when topped with a wackier element, the more it will stand out. So, consider just how much focus you want to grab towards it.
Another easy way to create a focal point in a room is by using color. Whether you decide to direct the eyes towards a colored wall, colored piece of furniture or a piece of art, it will really stand out if you decide to go with neutral tones for the rest of the room. Having just one element pop out with a color such as yellow or orange will definitely grab anyone’s attention in a pastel or neutral environment. It’s also a great way to add color to your room, without it being too much or reducing the amount of comfort you feel with neutral tones.
Use a Brick Wall
There’s something about brick walls that automatically creates a focal point in a room. Because of their color, texture and the strong vibe they emit, it can be a very unique focal point when combined with a neutral atmosphere. In order to make a red brick wall pop out, it needs to be surrounded by other walls that are white, plain and do not make any statements, making the red brick wall’s character really speak up in contrast. It also gives a natural, cozy feel to the room as soon as anyone enters it.
Creating contrast in a room is another way to grab attention to it instantly. But, with black specifically, it is not only significant in terms of directing attention, but also adds elegance and charm to it like no other. To add an even more unique focal point, you can decorate your black wall with family photos, vintage frames or wall art to create one of a kind pieces to feast anyone’s eyes.
A natural way to create a focal point in a room is to direct the focus on the source of light. If you paint a room in a bold color and have a window where the light comes in, the focal point is automatically assigned. In order to make it even bolder, you can create a border around the window, or dress it up to become dramatic.
Use Wall Art
Whether you have a specific corner you want to direct the focal point towards or a wall behind your favorite sofa, you can dress it up with wall art to create a unique focus on it. This can be done by using bold wallpaper on just that specific area, accessorizing the wall with wall art or books, or even adding a TV surrounded by accessories. When there is just one wall that is decorated with some sort of visual art, it really helps grab the eye’s attention.
Use a Fireplace
Building a fireplace from the start will automatically make it the focal point of the room. But, if you’re looking to add more focus on it, you can divide the furniture around it evenly to make it central and add a touch of wall art, mirror or a vintage accessory on top to ensure that it’s the first thing anyone sees in a room.
Remember when decorating your room that there should only be one focal point in an otherwise neutral environment. Only one part should stand out in order to not only ensure that the eyes focus on that single element, but also to prevent the items from clashing together and becoming too distracting. Whether you choose to go bold with color, furniture or art, just be sure that the room fits your personality and style.