A focal point is a star in any room: it’s the main feature that catches an eye and without it any space will look too plain and boring. Today I’m going to share some ideas to make or highlight an existing feature that was built in earlier.
The most popular ideas of such features are large windows with views, fireplaces, built-in shelves and displays, angled walls and vaulted ceilings. You may go only for one, having several focal points will spoil the whole idea of having an accent. Choose or create a feature and highlight it, let’s have a look at some examples.
Views are one of the most popular features to incorporate into your space decor, this is always a win-win idea because natural beauty can’t be beaten, and there are several ways to include views into your decor. You can go for large windows, floor to ceiling windows or even glazed walls, just don’t go for too many – one glazed wall is enough to highlight the view, if you take too many, you won’t get a focal point. Such a solution will also bring much natural light inside and your space will look bigger – so many advantages!
A fireplace is a very popular thing to bring coziness inside, it does it at once. It can be a built-in or a usual fireplace, a double or a suspended one or any other model you like and its decor should coincide with the style of the space: rustic, industrial, minimalist and so on. You may highlight the fireplace with metal or wood panels, with marble or stone that differs from the wall in color and texture. Add firewood storage if necessary, it can be another cozy accent, or go for a mantel with interesting items on display, and voila, a great focal point is done!
A vaulted ceiling is a chic feature to go for, it’s more difficult to build but if you have it – highlight it! If there are no wooden beams, you definitely need some faux ones for a gorgeous look, they will bring coziness to the space but keep it in mind that they will steal some light and due to it the room may look a bit gloomy. To avoid it, go for skylights in the ceiling, and hang some lights or chandeliers on the beams – you may get the views and a unique ceiling in one this way.