The Art Of Creating Focal Points In Your Home

Something that soon becomes a challenge for anyone without much interior design expertise or experience is that of creating a focal point in a room. If you are serious about turning your home into a classy and stylish interior, then having a focal point in each room is likely to be high on your list of priorities. The fact is, many people know about creating focal points, but not exactly how to do it. In this article, we are going to attempt to answer that question by looking at some of the essential components of any focal point.


This just might well be the most important thing of all to get right. A focal point has to be easily noticeable, that much goes without saying. What this means is that you need to know where exactly the best place to put it is. You do need to make this decision in tandem with also deciding exactly what your focal point will be, of course - whether a piece of art, furniture, a clock, or whatever. That way, you can find the ideal space for that particular item. But also look for a placement which makes sense with everything else in the room - and remember subtleties such as colour theme too.

Strong Visual Element

This might sound obvious but it needs saying: whatever your focal point is, you need to make sure that it is strongly visual in some way. What way this might be depends on the piece in question, but above all you should ensure that it is something which stands out, ideally because of a visual element which you don’t normally see. A good example of this is ironoak furniture, which fuses iron and oak to create a distinctly unique appeal. Alternatively, it could be a clock in an unusual shape, or a striking piece of artwork which tackles the senses. Whatever it is, make sure it makes a real statement about the space.

Bold Colours

The colours of the piece are hugely relevant, as they often determine the rest of the room. If you already have a defined colour scheme, then you will need to ensure that your focal piece works in tandem with that scheme. Note, however, that this doesn’t always mean that the colours need to match. Sometimes, colours which are diametrically opposed to the overall scheme can work very well as a focal point. It all depends, and ultimately you need to just make sure you are experimenting as well as possible before landing on any one item.


Finally, let’s not forget that your item of choice needs to stand out in some visually enticing way. Being unique is probably the most important element of all, as it is this quality which will genuinely ensure that people cannot help but look. This is also one of the hardest to get right, of course, so you need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to get it right.