In our last post, we touched on the one rule of decorating, balance. Achieving balance in a room requires a few things, one of them being defining the rooms focal point. A focal point in a room is – the place where your eyes first see in a room/what attracts your attention!
This can be several things such as views, fireplaces, textured walls and more. The key in achieving an attractive focal point is to decide which one you like best. In general, though, rooms with views should keep the views as their focal points for one main reason; people are instantly attracted to natural light and natural beauty!
So what happens when a room has more than one focal point? Simple, choose nature first/views and if not available, choose what fits your style/taste. The key is to enhance one focal point to avoid the room appearing too busy!
Below, is a picture of a living room with multiple focal points; a beautiful view, a fireplace, a textured wall where the TV is and an interesting ceiling! BUT what you notice is all other points have been minimally decorated so that your eyes fall directly on the view!
This is a simple example of using your focal points to create balance to your rooms. In my next post I shall talk about some simple steps to create a focal point for those rooms that don’t have one already.
p.s: feel free to comment on how you created a focal point in your room. Pics would be great!
I woke up excited to write this post. So I decided my first decorating post to be about some of those daunting decorating rules out there. And some of the best designers out there, break their own rules.
With that said, I have only 1 rule I believe everyone needs to try and achieve with any space; BALANCE!!!!!!! Your space needs to have a sense of balance with all that you put in, be it furniture, paint, lighting or accessories.
I have found balance in the most simplest of designs and complete chaos in houses full of grand collections not set well. Remember, balance does not mean “same everything” but the ability for you to bring a room together at the end of your decorating, everything has to tie in eventually.
At the end of the day though, doing what I love is what makes decorating fun for me as wisely said by one of the designs gurus out there;
“If you love something it will work, that’s the only real rule”- Bunny Williams.
My name is Salwa, I am a medical doctor by profession BUT with a huge love for all things home décor! After many years of singing this song, I have decided to share this love with everyone by starting an Instagram page called; allthingshome.ke.
While the Instagram page is showcasing things I have curated for sale, it does not give enough space to explain or share ideas on décor, and therefore I decided to start this blog. This space will allow me to share my thoughts, inspirations and give some little advice on how I decorate my home. Something I hope will benefit many out there.
That being said, feel free to follow, share, like and comment!