Good to be back! First I would like to apologise for the long silence, my laptop dropped and crushed L But I have found one to use for now and I am happy to be writing again. Continuing from our last post, I thought it necessary to write about how you can create your own focal point in a room. For those who do not have beautiful views or inbuilt fireplaces in their houses, below are some easy ways to have a focal point in order to create more balance.
- Wall feature
This can easily be a piece of art, wall mural, large furniture piece or bookshelves. One of my favourite things though is shelving. Done appropriately shelves can act like beautiful focal points. Decorated with books and accessories, they act as a great source of conversation depending on what you place. Plus books always add so much character to a room!
Another simple way to make a wall your focal point; wallpaper! We have variety in the market now all you need to do is think through everything clearly to make sure it goes with all your other furniture. I would advise on more natural colours or pastels that can merge easily with most furniture.
I LOVE rugs/carpets. I lean more towards authentic, rich, traditional designs but any rug can greatly transform your space. I find corridors are usually forgotten during decorating and a simple runner can greatly liven up the space without needing anything more!
- Fancy Ceilings
Ceilings have ceased being the place you hang lights or a fan only! Ceilings are a canvas for that artist in you. You could paint a different colour or add some texture. If you are more traditional, try going for more artistic light fixtures which are available in many shops around these days.
I chose the above picture to show you how painting your ceiling can greatly transform your space!
Textured walls are so in! The good news is these don’t need to be done during construction!! If you don’t have a textured wall, you can have one done using the variety of tiles available, pick out the area of the wall you want textured and get your focal point!
There are many more ways to create a focal point, feel free to share how you created yours. As always, pictures would be great!