how to create a focal point

Ever walked into a room and felt underwhelmed and unable to settle your eyes on anything in particular? That room lacked a focal point.  

Focal points are very important in interior design as it is the spot that immediately draws your eye and sets the tone for the room. The focal point will be the starting point for then adding other elements that cohesively exist in the space and make it inviting. 

Focal points don't have to be big or architectural. You can easily create them by highlighting existing elements like a fireplace or big window, or by adding an interesting decorative piece to a room - like a big piece of art, a gallery wall, or a bookcase. A barn board or shiplap wall could be a focal point in a room. Distinctive lighting in a kitchen over a central island makes a great focal point. You could even create a temporary focal point by adding a vase with big branches or tall flowers. 

Here are some ideas. Click on photos for sources. 

 DecorPad

DecorPad

 Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs

 IKEA

IKEA

 Domino

Domino

 Decor Aid

Decor Aid

 Decorpad

Decorpad

 blackband design

blackband design

 Lux Decor

Lux Decor

 blackband design

blackband design

 House Beautiful

House Beautiful

 Sacramento Street

Sacramento Street

 Veranda

Veranda

So, do you already have a great focal point in your rooms? Hope these have inspired you to make yours stand out.

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Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.