The focal point is the center of attraction of any room, and every room is sure to have one. Learn how to find the focal point of the room here.

Finding The Focal Point Of A Room

“Architecture begins where engineering ends.” This is true in every sense, because at the end of the day more than anything else it is the architecture of a building that matters. That is the reason why people admire Victorian architecture and not the engineering.  Art and architecture walk hand in hand; as someone said, “While art is something to be looked at, architecture is something you can walk through”. There are many common factors that art and architecture share, one of which is the focal point. Every house or building has its own focal point that will grab your attention even unconsciously. Every single room will have its focal point. The focal point of a room can be anything from an architectural feature like a fireplace or the staircase to a furniture piece to any grand furnishing like an expensive rug. Thus the focal point becomes the dominant feature of a room with the rest of the accessories orderly arranged with respect to that. You can make anything a focus point of your choice by using contrast colors etc that compliments it and has a natural flow towards it.
How To Find The Focal Point Of A Room
The focal point is celebrating its grand comeback with the increasing popularity from Victorian and Roman architecture , where each pillar in a building was built for an aesthetic purpose. You can invite the same charm and noblesse into your own condo if you can recognize the focal point of your apartment and more importantly of each room. Soon you will also find your guests inclined to those beautiful windows, failing to notice the small crack over the wall. It is more than easy to find the focal point of a room. Find out how.
  • Take a good look at the room and try to notice the biggest feature in the room that is attracting your attention. Anything from a stupendous archway or the wide windows can be the focal point. In most of the cases it will be the large architectural features that make the focal point.
  • Sometimes  a focal point could be those large sized furniture pieces like a leather sofa, a noteworthy dining table or a king size bed. Furnishings like the wall painting or an expensive carpet that  attracts your attention for its fabulous color scheme can also be a focal point...
  • You can find a focal point in a beautiful flower vase with lovely flowers kept on the center table.
  • If you do not find anything of that sort in your room, make the wall the focal point. Paint the wall in any color that is in contrast with respect to the rest of the room. In this way that particular color will attract the attention of the onlookers.
Probable Focal Points Of A Room
Architectural Structures
  • Chimney
  • Single Wall
  • Built-ins
  • Staircase
  • Fireplace
  • Large window with a spectacular view
  • Antique chest
  • Piano
  • Media Center
  • Large Wardrobe
  • Book shelves
  • Antique dressing table
  • Wooden chair

  • Mirror
  • Large painting
  • A grouping of wall art
  • Sculptures
  • Beautiful rug
  • Chandelier

Places That Should Not Be Focal Points
  • Electronic gadgets
  • Toys and soft toys
  • A toilet
  • A coat hanger

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