What Is the Focal Point in The Room?

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades

When you walk into a room, your eyes automatically go to a certain item or area in the room. In your room, what are your eyes drawn to first?

  • A window
  • Piano
  • Fireplace or TV or both
  • Art collection

The focal point in a room is defined by how the furnishings are arranged around it. If it is the window, the furniture should be placed around it, so it becomes the magnet in the space. When there is no window with a view, the TV, fireplace, piano or wall unit becomes the focal point. If you arrange the furnishings around the art, you just created a focal point.

Create Two Focal Points

In the fall, the focal point might be the fireplace or TV. In the spring, the window might be the main focal point in that space. When planning your space, plan around two focal points. Changing the focal points twice a year is better for the wear and tear on your flooring and it brings families back into the space for new conversations and activities.

Windows as the Focal Point

Pirouette® Window Shadings

Pirouette® Window Shadings

There are general rules about decorating your windows, so that they are attractive from the inside and the outside. They will either be an attractive element of design in the room or the focal point.

  1. What is the view?
    Is it attractive, or does it need to be played down? If it needs to be played down, you can add outdoor mood lighting or perhaps a fountain or sculpture. Adding lighting creates mystique, shadows and interest both inside and outside. Play with it and see how you feel at night when it is on.
  2. Always start by treating the window as a function first.
    · Who will be operating it?
    · Which side do the pulls need to be on?
    · Is child or pet safety a concern?
    · Do you have windows that are hard to reach or up high?
    · What window coverings do you currently have on the other windows?

Cordless and motorized blinds and shades are available on virtually every window treatment in the Hunter Douglas product offering. Windo VanGo and Hunter Douglas take child and pet safety very seriously.

Vertical or Horizontal Window Treatments

Because the window in a room lets light in and carries a strong line, both vertically and horizontally, it is first noticed when you enter a room, especially if untreated! Stand outside and look at your windows. They don’t all have to be the same window covering, but it helps if they are the same color and carry the same lines.

Establishing a Room’s Focal Point in Baltimore MD

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