How to Create Focal Points in Your Living Space

Is your room in need of a makeover? Have you been thinking about the ways to make a focal point in your living space, but didn’t know where to start? Fortunately, we have a few ideas up our sleeve and are willing to share them with you. From sprucing up your fireplace to creating an accent wall, there’s a full spectrum of possibilities that will help you transform your living space into an eye-catching interior everyone will admire.

Use art as a focal point

Your living space doesn’t have to be boring and without any art. Whether it’s something you bought, painted or gotten as a gift, consider incorporating wall art into the home décor. A large painting on an empty wall will instantly become a focal point of the room. A gallery wall is another option. Whether you choose to create a wall with photographs of your family members and friends, or you choose to hang a bunch of diverse art, it’ll become the most prominent spot in your living space.

An accent wall is also an option

If you’re not too into art and photographs, then you should consider repainting one of the walls and making it a focal point. Add a fresh coat of bold paint colour and build the rest of the interior around it. If you don’t wat to paint the entire wall, you can use painter’s tape or stencils to create patterns and shapes instead. Not a fan of bold colours? How about wallpapers with a variety of intricate patterns and shapes? You can use trendy wallpapers and make the wall truly pop. Get an image of a beach, a mountain, a rainforest or whatever comes to mind and transform your boring wall into a piece of art.

Play with window treatments and blinds

Windows can also easily become the central part of your room. Add stylish roman blinds to your windows to bring in a dose of chic and elegance to the room. Floor-to-ceiling drapes will also be a wise choice to dress up the windows. If you go with heavy thick fabrics and bold colours, you’ll really make the window a focal point to admire. Decorating the area around the window will also do the trick. Introduce two different seats, a sofa in unique fabric and colour and add a potted plant for extra décor.

Dress up a fireplace

If you have a fireplace, it can be a wonderful focal point. All it will require is a few modifications. How about you repaint it with a vibrant shade that will really make your interior pop? If your walls are white, a navy blue or emerald green paint will bring all the attention to your fireplace. Get some of your souvenirs or family heirloom and dress up the mantelpiece. That’ll do the trick. What if you don’t have a fireplace? You can always get a faux fireplace that will serve as decoration and a focal point at the same time.

Add a whimsical mirror

Are you looking for a focal point that will make a statement without overwhelming the interior? A whimsical mirror can be just what you need. Not only are they decorative, but they’re functional too and will reflect light as well. If you want to create a visually larger space, adding a mirror will be the least expensive option. Hang it in the middle of the wall and let it do its magic. Make sure the frame fits in with the rest of the décor, and keep in mind that not every shape will look flattering in your living space. Also, be careful where you’ll position it because mirrors can make or break the interior design depending on what part of the room they reflect.

Create a decorated corner wall

If you liked the idea of hanging a variety of art pieces on a wall, then you’ll love having an art corner even more. Chose two adjoining walls and transform the corner into a focal point. It doesn’t necessarily have to be filled with art pieces. Maybe you want to put a whimsical wallpaper there and dress up the corner with a bar cart or a sofa and a lampshade for you to have a reading nook. What if you get the self-adhesive quotes that you can stick to the wall and add a dose of charm to the room? The choice is vast, and the options limitless. All you need to do is choose what you like the most.

Final thoughts

Creating a focal point in your home may seem challenging, but with the right ideas, it will be perfectly achievable. All you need to do is inspect your living space and decide which part of it deserves the spotlight. Once you know that, you can work your way up, towards creating a stunning focal point and adding some charm to your otherwise boring interior.

Creative Patterns Of Roman Blinds To Complement & Update Your Home Décor By Jason Phillips

Roman blinds are a design classic – often neater than curtains, and simple, clean and effective. Of course, it’s always easy to fall into the trap of assuming they’re dull, but that’s just because you’re not looking in the right places! Roman blinds are incredibly versatile, and there are tons of creative patterns out there that you can use to complement and update your home decor.

Go Bold

Think big, bold and bright. If you’re finding your room a little dull – perhaps it’s cream, beige or a lovely shade of grey – add some wow in by picking some big bold patterned blinds. Think modern art and geometric patterns. Whether it’s vibrant reds, electric blues or hot pinks, adding a splash of color to your blinds is a great way to bring color into a room without having to repaint the walls. Don’t worry about it clashing either – as long as you’re careful, clashing colors can be just as fun as matching ones. Try this color wheel for which colors you can pair together safely as opposites.

Think Floral

If you’re after a cosy, quaint look, go for a classic floral. Whether it’s tiny little flowers dotted across a pastel background, or big, blocky roses, a good floral is great for adding a homey feel to your room. If you’ve got a particularly large window, you could even get one of the on-trend patterns with some birds worked in too – but be careful with smaller spaces, because you don’t want too heavy a pattern.

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Travel Time

If you’re the kind of person who loves to travel – or even just loves the idea of it – why not pick something along those lines? Old-world style maps are in fashion at the moment, and instead of trying to find space for a print of one, why not make use of that blind space you’ve got? Or, for the more modern-thinking among you, go for something particular – whether it’s a map of the world, one continent or even one city. If you can’t find blinds with the map you want in style, it’s always worth seeing if you can get the fabric printed – or for the particularly brave, try it yourself!

Cutesy

Cute isn’t just for kids. If you want elephants following each other trunk-to-tail, pink owls sitting in trees or dinosaurs stomping around, then go for it! Adding some whimsy to your room can add a hint of quirky fun. This is especially good for home offices, or other spaces where you’re starting to feel a little bit too grown up. After all, the only difference between the children’s range and the adult’s range of made to measure blinds is the name – so just ignore it!

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Stripes

You can’t go wrong with stripes. If you liked the sounds of bold colors, but are a bit nervous about having the whole roman blinds that shade, then why not work it in in stripe form? Whether it’s ombre, a gradient or even just harmonious color, stripes let you play around with bright shades without the risk of it becoming too much for the eye. Vertical or horizontal can both work, though we recommend vertical if you want the window to look taller, and horizontal for wider.

Faux-Wood

If you like the idea of wooden blinds, but prefers the practicality of fabric roman blinds, then why not go for faux-wood style? Enjoy the benefits of blackout fabric and the ease of opening/closing them, with the great aesthetic of wood. From deep mahoganies to fine bamboo, there’s a print out there for everyone.

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If none of these appeal to you, you can always DIY things! If you’re especially sure in your sewing skills, take some plain blinds and jazz them up – and if you’re not, you’ll be able to find someone in your area who can. This way you can pick exactly what you want – whether it’s cheeky unicorn print fabrics, classy brocades or even an elegant Japanese silk, you’ll be able to find a fun and creative print to match your decor. You could even get some fabric paint and go to town with a design all of your own invention!