A very important part, when designing or decorating a space, is properly identifying and working with the focal point of that space. So, what is a focal point ? A focal point is that one element in the room that immediately draws your attention.
Some spaces are blessed with natural focal points such as a fireplace, large windows, or a strong architectural feature.
If your space doesn't have a natural focal point, one of your furniture pieces (usually the largest) will take that role. In most cases, for a living room area, that role is taken on by the sofa.
Here are some great examples from Pinterest, featuring different layout scenarios. What they all have in common is a statement-making, well-defined focal point.
In this first image, a focal point is created through the use of an oversized painting. Bold and eye-catching.
Fireplace as the focal point: a strong colour contrast is use to create drama and visual impact.
There’s no doubt about it! A great sectional and a dramatic gallery wall make a strong statement as the focal point of this room.
Focal wall with fireplace: In the example below, all the seating is arranged around the focal wall; that features a modern wood-burning fireplace and wall openings to store logs for visual interest.
Large window as the focal point: A low-back sectional does not take one bit away from the beautiful view. The warm accent colours, the bird-print toss cushions and the natural wood tones further speak to the design theme.
An exposed-brick wall as the focal point: the warm patina and texture of the brick wall is juxtaposed by the clean lines of the sectional. The result? A beautiful, welcoming space.
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