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5 statement pieces for the living room that make the perfect focal point


The living room is the ideal place for gathering. Even though you might not have as many guests frequenting your space at the moment, you and your immediate family members still use this area for entertainment, relaxation and sparking conversations after a long day of work or school.

With so much time spent in this area of your home, there’s a great opportunity to go wild with decor and design schemes. Whether you follow a comforting theme with neutral tones and fill the room with cozy chairs and a sectional, or you go for something more bold, modern and minimalist with less furniture and more spaciousness, your living space needs a focal point.

As My Move described, the focal point is “one of the most fundamental elements in interior design.” It’s the place your eyes are drawn to the second you walk into the room; a point in the living room that the entire design can be shaped around to emphasize its importance. Typically, the perfect place for the focal point is at eye level — this makes the connection between your eyes and the feature simple and seamless.

The focal point should stand out from the rest of the room.The focal point should stand out from the rest of the room.

If you’re in the process of redecorating or redesigning your living space, but you’re not sure where to get started, perhaps you can begin with a specific feature that can bring in positive attention. With that in mind, here are some great focal point examples to consider for your living room:

1. The fireplace
Whether you have a working fireplace or a stagnant mantel that’s used solely for decorative purposes, this space can be a great focal point on its own. The way you decorate or accessorize this space, however, can make a big difference in how much immediate attention it gets. Painting the fireplace a bold color or layering it with tile can make a major statement.

2. A piece of artwork
If you want to emphasize the space above the fireplace instead, a large, unique piece of artwork can do the trick. You can pick a piece that flows with the rest of the design you’re planning, or you can risk it and choose one that’s more striking and goes against the grain — either can attract a lot of attention if executed correctly. Remember: The focal point should be near eye level, so placing the artwork too high could make it more difficult to notice at first glance around the room.

3. An accent wall
Want to make a dramatic statement in the living room? Accent walls using wall paper or a bold paint color offer an easy opportunity to create a desirable focal point.

A bold, black accent walls makes a breath-taking statement. A bold, black accent walls makes a breath-taking statement.

4. A comforting sectional
The living room is a place of gathering. It’s a space for comfort. A large sectional that takes up majority of the space makes a focal point that will attract you and your family members instantly; the surface area will bring all of you in for coziness and conversation with ease.

5. A unique area rug
An area rug has a way of tying a room together; this accessory makes an ideal piece to complete the living room. Even more, it can make a beautiful focal point with the right color or pattern. We recommend contrasting it against the floor color to make a major statement.

An area rug and piece of artwork can work together as complementary focal points.

An area rug and piece of artwork can work together as complementary focal points.

Perfecting your living room with a focal point doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re having a hard time settling with one distinct feature in your haven for entertainment and relaxation, contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors.

One of our highly skilled and experienced design consultants will come to your home to provide a free consultation. During the meeting, you can discuss your immediate ideas, share some examples of the design you want to achieve and provide a look into your personal style. From there, your decorator will come up with suggestions based on your focal point wants, needs and expectations. Even if you have no idea where to get started, the design consultant will take charge and lead the conversation to ensure you make headway with the project.

Is your living room in need of a revamp? Let’s start with a unique focal point that will blow you and your family member away. Contact Decorating Den Interiors today to get started.

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