Good morning my lovelies
Have you ever wonder what people are talking about when they mention they created a focal point in their home? Or if someone mentions an amazing focal point they recently saw in their friends home? Well today I have Catherine coming back and talking to you, all about how to create your main focal point to have people talking all about how to make yours!
Decorating your home’s interior is one thing, but optimizing it to create a truly inspiring and peaceful living environment is pure art. What are the emotions you want your home to evoke? What is the story you want it to narrate to you, your family, your friends, and your dog? Whatever the feeling you want to permeate the entire house, you will achieve it through the creation and smart use of focal points.
Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science, but it does require some prudent and creative thinking, so make sure you study the following steps thoroughly. Now put your creative hat on and let’s dive in!
Play with lighting
Firstly, no matter if you’re decorating the living room, the bathroom, or the bedroom, you need to allow plenty of natural sunlight to permeate the room and travel into the rest of the house. This will be your foundation upon which you can continue to build your focal points.
Illumination will be key, so you not only want to add French doors and skylights, but you want to introduce warm artificial lighting as well to inspire positivity in the evening. Complement your new foundation with plenty of mirrors around the rooms and hallways and you are all set.
Varying color scheme
Now that the house is properly illuminated, you can start playing with a rich and diverse color palette around the house. Creating focal points is all about breaking the monotony and enriching an otherwise clear space with color and furniture.
Choose an appropriate hue for the walls, thinking about the emotions you want this color scheme to exude. A good idea is to stick to lighter hues such as white, champagne, light greys, and pastels, in order to create ample space to play around with accents later.
Furniture is essential
Now is the time to take the primary color of your focal piece, be it a comfy couch, a beautiful French chaise lounge or a simple kitchen bench decorated with throws and cookbooks, and spread it across the room in small details. Remember, beauty lies in the details, and if you want to create a striking focal point, you need to apply a gentle touch.
Furthermore, you need to give your focal point some room to breathe and shine in all its glory, and there are two ways you can achieve this. The first is by introducing a focal point in a radiant, distinctive hue so that it stands out even in cluttered environments. The second is to literally clear the mess around it. This brings us to the next crucial point!
Clear the mess
In order to let your accents breathe around the house, it is imperative to declutter your living environment thoroughly. Otherwise, your focal point will end up lost in the mess. And so will your positivity, mental clarity, and energy.
Physical clutter quickly takes an emotional and psychological toll on people, and by clearing the mess you will not only bring your accents to life but you will also support your long-term well-being.
Add lush greenery
Finally, you can complement the ambiance with potted greenery and flowers around the house, in the corners and on the windowsills. Just make sure not to overdo it, and place colorful flowers away from the focal point while using greenery as a frame for your accents.
Or, you can create entire focal points from greenery itself! You will need some high-rise plants, though, but once in place, it will imbue the room with peace and positive energy. A true oasis right in your very own living room.
Creating focal points in your home shouldn’t be an arduous chore, but rather a fun experience and an easy afternoon project the entire family can enjoy. Use these essential tips and you will have no problems decorating your home’s interior the way you always imagined.
Catherine is a passionate home design consultant from Melbourne. She loves making homes beautiful and buildings sustainable, but she also like sharing her advice and knowledge with people. That is why she is also a regular contributor to the Smoothdecorator blog. Besides all this, she loves reading and enjoys a superhero movie from time to time.
As always thank you to Catherine for joining us and giving us such a great tips on creating a focal you enjoy point in your own home.
I think it really creates a wow factor and something to cherish in any rooms design.
I'd love to see what you created in your own spaces! Show us in the comments below.