Interior Design and Focal Points

What is it about a room that you notice when you first enter it? Is it a fireplace? Is it a bookcase? Perhaps, it is a statue or some other unique item. Then again, have you ever been in a situation where you entered a room and did not notice anything? If this is the case, then the room either completely lacked a decent focal point or simply did not arrange it’s most prominent items in the room in a positive manner. If this is the case then a great deal of potential is missing. This is because a great focal point can often make a room look quite stunning.

interior design focal point Interior Design and Focal Points

Those that are unsure as to what could comprise a focal point in a room, the concept is quite simple. Basically, a focal point will attract interest and attention in a room. It is something that will draw people’s eyes and impress them with the décor of the room. It can also create a certain mood or theme that will define the emotional impact the room is intended to create.

For example, the placement of a brilliant portrait painting on a wall that displays a famous scene from our historical past can define the look of a room. This is because such a stunning portrait would be immediately noticeable and it would define the mood of a room. This would yield the intended result of making the room visually impressive and inviting.

interior design focal point2 Interior Design and Focal Points Contrary to what some may assume, the focal point of a room does not have to be anything grandiose or large in size. Yes, a Baby Grande Piano can definitely provide a wonderful focal point to a room. But, so can a decently crafted ocean-blue globe. It is the quality of the focal point’s visual display that is impressive; not the mass of the room it takes up. Similarly, a focal point item need not automatically be something that is expensive. Many low cost items can deliver the same benefits provided they have an aesthetically pleasing value.

Once again, a decent focal point of a room can tremendously improve visual and aesthetic quality. So, if you are looking for ways to bring an impressive cohesion to a room, devising a focal point will work wonders in this regard. Best of all, it can be done inexpensively. Now, you really cannot top a plan like that!

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One response to “Interior Design and Focal Points” - Add yours!

  1. Hortensia said:
    February 25, 2009

    Clear and interesting!!
    I was trying to understand and now I got the idea,

    Thank you for writing it!

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