When standing in the entrance to your living room and looking straight ahead, what do you first see? This is the opportunity to create a decorating focal point. It could be a view, fireplace, art, antique chest…any number of things, so why not highlight it and make it an interesting, welcoming place for the eyes to focus?
Fireplaces are often placed on the far side of the room and draw your eyes in. Here you can see it is highlighted with a mirror, art, and a vase. This is a favorite combo of mine.
My friend, Debbie has a fireplace and prettily decorated mantel on the far side of her living room.
But what if you don’t have a fireplace or it’s not on a wall directly in front of you? How about…
Console or Chest
A console or chest can anchor the room, too, and provide a focal point.
Here where there was a blank wall we used a console and art to give it a focal point.
Sometimes the view speaks for itself and becomes the focal point.
Source: Phoebe Howard
Our view of Alcatraz Island from the entrance to the room makes an interesting focal point.
Here is Laura’s family room, you can see how art creates the main focal point along with accessories.
What do you first see when you enter your room? Do you have a decorating focal point?
This weekend, we Cindy, Annie, and I will have five favorite finds again. There are some things I am really enjoying…a fragrant recipe, a great book, pretty and well-priced linen shirt…and more. See you then!