3 Built-In Focal Points And 25 Examples For Your Home

3 built in focal points and 25 examples for your home cover

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.

Windows/ Views

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!

the focal point here is a large window with a windowsill daybed and gorgeous views

the focal point here is a large window with a windowsill daybed and gorgeous views

a spacious masculine bedroom with a gorgeous sea view

a spacious masculine bedroom with a gorgeous sea view

this rustic masculine space features a glazed wall with views of the city

this rustic masculine space features a glazed wall with views of the city

accentuate your entryway wit a glazed wall that brings views in

accentuate your entryway wit a glazed wall that brings views in

a fully glazed wall with a fireplace makes outside merge with inside

a fully glazed wall with a fireplace makes outside merge with inside

an awkward corner turned into a gorgeous reading space with large windows and an egg chair

an awkward corner turned into a gorgeous reading space with large windows and an egg chair

a chalet with gorgeous mountain views and a suspended hearth

a chalet with gorgeous mountain views and a suspended hearth

a minimalist bathroom with a glazed wall that offers stunning views of the moors

a minimalist bathroom with a glazed wall that offers stunning views of the moors

Fireplaces

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!

an ultra-modern ethanol fireplace in black and white will be a refined feature

an ultra-modern ethanol fireplace in black and white will be a refined feature

a fireplace highlighted with copper panels for safety and a bold modern look

a fireplace highlighted with copper panels for safety and a bold modern look

a double fireplace will not only bring coziness everywhere but also become a focal point in both spaces

a double fireplace will not only bring coziness everywhere but also become a focal point in both spaces

a minimalist white built-in fireplace with firewood storage looks very chic and bold

a minimalist white built-in fireplace with firewood storage looks very chic and bold

black marble brings a refined feel to the space and prevents the top from heating

black marble brings a refined feel to the space and prevents the top from heating

a fireplace accentuated with black metal panels looks chic and a bit industrial

a fireplace accentuated with black metal panels looks chic and a bit industrial

a chic large fireplace with some sitting space for cozy evenings

a chic large fireplace with some sitting space for cozy evenings

a long, horizontal fireplace clad with dark metal looks ultra-minimalist

a long, horizontal fireplace clad with dark metal looks ultra-minimalist

a gorgeous built-in fireplace in the dining room makes it cozy and highlights the space

a gorgeous built-in fireplace in the dining room makes it cozy and highlights the space

Vaulted Ceilings

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.

a gorgeous vaulted ceiling highlighted with wooden beams and several hanging lamps hanging from it

a gorgeous vaulted ceiling highlighted with wooden beams and several hanging lamps hanging from it

combine two coal features in one - a vaulted ceiling and windows with views incorporating them into each other

combine two coal features in one - a vaulted ceiling and windows with views incorporating them into each other

the vaulted ceiling with skylights brings natural light in and is hgihlighted with a ceiling

the vaulted ceiling with skylights brings natural light in and is hgihlighted with a ceiling

the ceiling is acctuated with faux beams and a large and tall bookcase

the ceiling is acctuated with faux beams and a large and tall bookcase

highlight the ceiling with a driftwood chandelier and a contrasting black wall

highlight the ceiling with a driftwood chandelier and a contrasting black wall

to make the ceiling stand out, make some black beams, hang lamps and built-in shelves

to make the ceiling stand out, make some black beams, hang lamps and built-in shelves

highlight the ceiling with wooden beams and lights and hang a rattan chair

highlight the ceiling with wooden beams and lights and hang a rattan chair