Pulling Your Eye to That One Point in Your Home…
We’ve all got that central point in our homes that our eyes are drawn to. Personally, I love to decorate around a focal point. It really is an anchor in a room, that section that everything else is positioned around. So often, people either forget to take the time to style it or they don’t know how to.
Focal points are essential to a room and can have an impactful moment when designed and styled correctly. Here are my top tips on how to decorate around a focal point…
IDENTIFY YOUR FOCAL POINT.
The first thing you need to do when decorating around a focal point is to identify it. Focal points can be created, however, most homes have existing ones. A focal point can be architectural or decorative. The most common ones are fireplaces, windows, large pieces of art, mirrors and views.
Whilst you really want to concentrate on one focal point, an architectural point can be paired with a decorative one in order to bring attention to the space. For example, in our living room, I’ve combined our fireplace with this large brass mirror to draw the eye to it. Once you’ve identified your focal point, now it’s on the next tip…
ARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE AROUND YOUR FOCAL POINT.
The next step is all about furniture placement around your focal point. When choosing furniture placement and overall layout of pieces in a space, you’ll want to adjust your focal point to make sure you’re adding to it. Whant you want to make sure is that you’re facing your furniture towards your focal point. More often enough, you’ll see a U-shape made with sofas and chairs around the fireplace, or even align your table with one in a dining room.
You can also anchor the focal point. For my home, our sofa is off-centre for footfall. So our solid wooden drawers that sit either side, adding to the symmetry and drawing your eye to the middle.
DECORATE AROUND YOUR FOCAL POINT.
Finally, it’s time to add those finishing touches. Incorporating surrounding decor is a great way to bring the eye in. This can be done with elements of decor, florals, unique pieces that speak to your interior style. Additionally, you’ll want to pull textures and tones from your focal point to the rest of the room. Thinking of the fireplace in our living room, we’ve pulled brass elements from the middle point, wooden furniture from the surround and hints of black from the marble.
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