This post will give you some ideas on creating focal points in your living room.
What are focal points? A focal point is a feature in your room that attracts attention and draws the eye of the beholder. It could be a painting, a vibrant rug, a sculpture or even an architectural element such as a curving staircase or a couple of columns. The furniture and other elements in the room should be selected taking into consideration the colors and features of the focal point.
If you decide to have colorful rug as the focal points of the room it should be large enough so that the furniture is on the rug.
If a sculpture is the focal points of the room, you could again have neutral furniture. If the sculpture is of metal, the furniture could have a modern look with sleek glass tabletops and metallic frames, thus echoing the look of the sculpture. The current craze for Asian-inspired rooms can be achieved by using a stone Buddha head sculpture.
A large painting on a feature wall can be used to set the tone for a room. Again the painting can provide the theme for the room. A classical portrait or landscape with an elaborate frame is suitable for a traditional room. An abstract is perfect for a more modern feel.
Architectural focal points can be played up by using a contrasting paint or finishes. A feature wall painted a brick red or yellow attracts the eye and gives the room a warm glowing feel. To add to the elegance of a pair of columns they can be clad in stone or aluminum depending on their location.
In conclusion, focal points bring together your vision for a room and help to blend them into a cohesive whole. By picking out one feature of the room, you can create a stunning room with very little effort.