Understanding Focal Points to Your Advantage
Most people interested in interior design need to have a good appreciation of the importance of focal points in enhancing a room’s appearance. What gets your immediate attention when you walk into a room? All items inside the room converge on a particular focal point. If a room does not have a focal point, it lacks order and coherence. Try some of these suggestions taken from experienced interior designers.
Bookshelves are a good example of an item that takes up a lot of space in a room. You don’t usually see any other display on a bookshelf except the books it houses. Redesign your bookshelf to become the focal point of the room. Many experienced interior designers advice the use of more diverse decor on covered storages and bookshelves. Hide old, torn, or unattractive covers away from the line of sight. Place select books with visually attractive covers in areas that are readily seen on the shelf. Don’t pack your bookshelf too tightly. Free some room for air to circulate. It is natural for a tightly packed shelf to create tension in the people who look at them.
Adding Fixtures on Walls
There are designers who can leave a wall bare and undecorated without any trouble. By adding fixtures on a bare undecorated wall, e.g., mirrors, picture frames, or an extravagant indoor waterfalls, a focal point can be created.
Cover Your Windows
The living room is a principal area that needs a focal point. Drape both your windows and walls with curtains. Install curtains that harmonize with the entire room. This is a good way to make a major focal point that is both attractive and functional. Curtains do not need to be loud and elaborate to become the focal point. You can in fact order any kind of fabric from some professional workrooms and they will design curtains according to your specifications.
The Importance of Lighting
Focal points effectively create the feeling that the room is bigger than it actually is. Improper use of lighting, however, can neutralize this effect. Proper lighting should serve to enhance the convergence of all things towards the focal point. It is important for the light not to be too bright. Your focal point will begin to harmonize with its surrounding light. Some focal points may naturally be too small and insignificant. There are stylistic lighting designs that can enhance focal points that may easily get overlooked. Indoor waterfalls embedded into walls can create a very relaxing ambiance.
You can design you own focal point just by following these quick and simple tips. Don’t hesitate to ask the experts on interior design.