How to Create a Focal Point in Your Toronto Home For Maximum Visual EffectAugust 22, 2015
A big part of decorating a stylish space is creating a focal point in a room. Without it, there is essentially nowhere for the eye to rest, which does little more than generate a feeling of confusion and chaos for those in the room.
Consider these ideas to creating a focal point in your Toronto home.
If you’ve got a fireplace in the room you’re decorating, this makes an obvious choice when it comes to choosing a focal point. Fireplaces and mantles make easy pieces that you can build off of. There are plenty of things you can do to highlight this feature, including handing an oversized piece of art or mirror over the mantle, or simply prop it on the mantle and let it rest again the wall.
Keep the accessories simple, such as two or three decorative vases, or a few candles grouped together. You can even simulate the look of a fireplace if you haven’t got one by hanging a mantlepiece on a wall where a fireplace would make sense, and then add a large decorative piece and some accessories to the mantle.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large window in your room, by all means, use that as the focal point in the space. Highlight this picture window by framing it and its view by hanging eye-catching drapes in a simple but gorgeous fabric. Arrange furniture so that the main seating area is directly in front of the window. To complete the look, place a decorative area rug directly under the furniture pieces.
Built-in shelving units are another highly coveted feature in homes, and if you’ve got some, your decorating job is half done. You can easily accessorize it your favourite pieces, picture frames, vases, books, and so forth. This convenient feature creates a simple focal point for any room.
Build off the current theme of the space and add all sorts of different objects in various shapes and sizes – just remember to leave things simple and keep some distance between each accessory so they don’t look cluttered. Make these shelving units stand out by painting the wall behind them in a contrasting colour, or use wallpaper or fabric to add a level of visual appeal.
Sometimes all it takes is a large piece of furniture to create a focal point in a room. Position a large couch against the longest wall in the area, and hang a large piece of art over top of it. Use an art piece that goes with the rest of the décor, but be sure that it also stands out to grab people’s attention.
Choose one wall and pick a bold colour to paint it to create a focal point without actually using an actual piece of furniture or decor in the room. Using colour is probably one of the easiest ways to create a focal point in a room, because the eye naturally focuses on the brightest or darkest colours in an area.
Use this bold colour – such as bright red or magenta – to focus attention on that specific section of the space. If you don’t want to paint, consider hanging 3 or 4 oversized large canvasses in the colour of your choice, and hang them on the wall. You can then tie the colour to the rest of the area by making use of small accents in the bold colour you’ve chosen, such as throw pillows.
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