A focal point is the most conspicuous detail in a room that defines a space and gives it an enchanting flair. A stunning focal point captures the attention of anyone who walks in and creates the wow effect, elevating home décor while also stating the purpose of a room. Creating a beautiful focal point is fairly easy if you combine the right elements and find a way to accentuate this mesmerising feature.

ACCENTUATE AN ARCHITECTURAL FEATURE 

Accentuate an Architectural Feature of you Home

A stunning architectural detail can be transformed into an eye-catching focal point in a heartbeat. Since this is an existing feature, you just need to find a way to bring it into focus through an artistic display or interesting design. A large, bright window is always a great option for a focal point, especially in the living room. This simple element is bathed in natural light and draws attention to the outdoor scenery, which makes it a perfect design statement. You just need to let it take centre stage and design around it.
Similarly, a cosy fireplace can also be transformed into an enticing focal point. You should place your sofa and armchairs around it so that they direct attention towards the fireplace. Even a single wall can work as an inspiring focal point if it stands out against a subtle backdrop. A bare brick wall is a simple yet impactful detail that will bring focus to your space.

EMPHASISE WITH COLOUR OR PATTERN 

Emphasise a Focal Point with Colour

If your space doesn’t have any conspicuous architectural details, you can use bold colour or intricate patterns to transform a simple element, such as a wall or ceiling into a lovely focal point. For example, you can apply one of the hot colour trends for 2018, such as black, shades of purple or vibrant red, to an accent wall and let it stand out. You can also place colourful or patterned wallpaper on a wall or even ceiling. Wallpapers featuring floral designs, botanical motifs or geometric patterns will elevate your home décor and introduce a sense of playfulness.

DRAW ATTENTION TO YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE 

Outdoor Space Focal Point

Your outdoor space also needs a beautiful focal point that will enhance your home’s curb appeal. The front door is the obvious choice for the focal point of the entrance. You can paint the door in a bold hue or create a symmetric look by installing the same lighting fixtures on the sides.
When it comes to your backyard, you should accentuate your seating area. Adding stylish and comfortable outdoor lounge furniture will give a simple yet elegant focus to your outdoor space. From a beautiful set of two rocking chairs and a side table with stunning white hanging chairs, something as simple as furniture can work as a conspicuous focal point in your outdoor haven.

DISPLAY A CHARMING COLLECTION 

Charming Object collection as a Focal Point

A unique combination of different elements can also be used as the focal point of a space. If you have a lovely personal collection, you can organise a playful display in your home. It can be a stunning gallery wall or a beautiful exhibition of globes in your hallway. You can even combine different items, but you should link them with colour, style or texture to create a cohesive look. Most importantly, you should create a focal point that stands out against the backdrop, but also works perfectly with the general design.

USE A SINGLE PIECE WISELY 

One Piece as the Focal Point of your room

A single, impactful piece can work as a mesmerising focal point. If you have a stunning, over-sized painting, you can place it above your master bed or on an empty wall in the living room. However, make sure that it’s the most conspicuous detail in the room. When it comes to artwork, you can install dramatic light to accentuate it. Bold pieces, such as an eye-catching sculpture, will stand out on their own as long as you find the perfect spot for them.

From architectural elements and conspicuous details to lovely sets and collections, dreamy focal points will set the tone for your space and create a unique atmosphere.

 

About the author:
Chloe is an interior design consultant and she enjoys writing about home decor, remodelling and organizing. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take stunning photographs of beautiful places. She is a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.