Aesthetics are an important part of everyday life – each of us sometimes wants to be caressed by our senses. Why not add something exciting and interesting to your living room by giving it a focal point? Nothing is as effective as a focus in interior design.
One is just enough because too many focuses can be overwhelming. Even with this focus function, there should be enough space in the room. So make sure it complements the seating arrangement. With some tips and instructions, it is very easy and doable to decorate the living room around a focal point.
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The use in the room determines the type of layout. Do you use this space for social gatherings and fun activities, or is this your leisure center for reading and relaxing?
Should the room be divided among several people, or does each person have their own place where they can continue their everyday life? Ask yourself this before making an agreement.
Conversation is good
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Furniture in the living room should be set up so that people can easily interact and chat with each other. After all, it’s the main room where people gather. Place the seats opposite each other for better communication. It’s important that you bring them closer and farther from the walls as well.
When dealing with a larger space, two conversation areas might work better, especially if you plan on having a larger number of guests. A nice pair of chairs and stools would make a good addition for this purpose.
Create a focus
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You can perfectly complete a room and add all of its elements by having a focal point. Some of the most commonly known focal points include something secret like a fireplace or something flashy like a television.
You can even make your focus a combination of the two – that way, you can get both benefits. Other focal points can be an elegant artistic piece or an arrangement of several smaller ones.
The pleasant fireplace
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A pleasant and warm way to give your home some strength – a fireplace improves the overall picture and makes the home look elegant and creates an inviting atmosphere. The fireplace is the most natural and cozy place where you can turn into a focal point.
To improve the appearance, you can line the inside or make it stand out by creating an interesting environment for it, where you can combine different colors that work well.
The relaxing sofa
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The sofa is usually the main seat in the room. So working on the sofa definitely improves the mood and sets the style of the area.
The best place to find a sofa is on the longest wall in the room. You can even enhance the overall effect by putting some kind of work of art or a mirror on the wall above the sofa.
If you do not prefer to have your sofa against the wall, a lounge corner is for you. You can even add a painted screen to the entire mix, accompanied by a simple statue.
Hang up some artwork
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Almost any part of the wall is ideal for displaying art. You can draw the necessary attention to any location you choose – over the sofa, over the fireplace, or it can stand alone over the door.
The art can even be made by you; This is a great way to add personality to your home decor. Whatever you chose, it wouldn’t be nice to base the design of the room on the attention grabbing piece of art you want to be the focal point.
The best way to do this is to decorate with colors that match those on the artwork.
You can’t go wrong with a mirror
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It’s amazing what only a large mirror can do. Hanging a mirror at eye level not only makes your room feel more spacious, it also brightens the entire room.
What to do with the walls
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Painting your walls is just one of the myriad of wall decorating options. A feature wall could be just the thing to brighten up your space. Having an accent wall is neither expensive nor difficult to achieve, but the results are amazing.
You can also add to the dramatic effect of the accent wall by adding a hanging collection that saves you storage space while also being visually appealing. Shadow boxes and self-adhesive hooks can be used to display anything you like.
Another interesting idea for a wall is to combine it with an interesting fabric that is combined with a sticker or a painted design. If you have a long blank wall or a wall with windows that you don’t like, you can always use floor-to-ceiling curtains to create a dramatic effect and cover those windows.
Many types of shelves
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Bookcases are known for being able to store most of your smaller items cheaply. Most open storage options aren’t always the smartest move, however. The covered storage space, on the other hand, is an elegant and refined element that is intended for almost every home.
The distance between the objects should not be too small, as it can appear cluttered and extremely unattractive. Mirrored photo frames and glass vases could be a stylish addition to shelves, and you can even use counter lighting for a mass appeal.
Play with the lighting
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Contrary to popular belief, overhead lighting is a big no for the living room. The light itself doesn’t leave enough space to relax. Lamps are a better alternative to ceiling lights because their soft tones, especially when carefully arranged in the room, illuminate the room well without being too harsh.
Other good ways to improve ambient lighting are by using track ceiling lighting, artificial lighting, and even undercounter lighting.
A stylish idea would be to place wall lights near your fireplace or on your wall. It’s a great way to subtly light up the room without taking up too much space.
Don’t forget the carpets
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When you have nothing else to experiment with, don’t forget how creative you can get with a rug. They come in many different shapes and sizes and in many different colors and patterns. An area carpet is a floor covering that can be a perfect eye-catcher if selected appropriately, as are many other elements that can be great focal points of the living room.
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Just because it’s big can a closet or closet be the immediate focal point of any room. It’s a really great item that is not only meant to decorate your space but also to get rid of all that clutter. Talk about an organizer in style!
Less is more
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You can choose a simpler style for your room, maybe even something like country. Wrap everything up and place it on a sideboard that will be strategically decorated and placed in an alcove. There are no mistakes when choosing minimalism – combined with simple and comfortable furniture, a little decoration is enough.
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Why not add some personality to the room by adding something like library style wallpaper? Pasting in some authentic decorations and combining them with eye-catching colors is the perfect way to make a real impression.
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Deepen the atmosphere of your room by having a monochromatic focal point that has a terribly impactful texture. When combined with shiny and smooth reflective objects, the area appears interesting and when combined with softer textures creates a relaxed feel.
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For rooms that don’t have a lot of architectural features, a permanent tile or stone surface can be exactly the element the room needs to make the statement it is supposed to make.
For something more elegant like a powder room, an organic or flowing pattern in a soft color is the best way to go. It’s all decoration that the room needs.