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When planning a room redesign, the right focal point is probablythe most important design element you need. A room’s focal point isusually what people notice first, and it can determine theiropinion about your room.

Interiordesigners use several secrets to choose a space’s focal pointthat you can implement in your own redesign. Utilize these tipswhen trying to decide:

* Choose something you want to look at – If it’s going to beyour room’s focal point, you are going to have to look at it often.Be sure to choose something you will enjoy seeing every time youenter the space. Avoid things that you will get sick of or thatwill become out of date quickly.

* Choose something with a meaning – By choosing something withmeaning for you, you are more likely to enjoy looking at it often.By selecting something with positive memories for you, you have thebenefit of feeling warm and nostalgic every single time you look atit.

* Choose something that captures the room’s theme/mood – Whenchoosing a focal point it only makes sense to choose something thatincorporates the theme and mood of the space. Decide exactly howthe piece makes you feel, and how you want people to feel when inyour space. By matching the focal point’s mood to the mood you arehoping to achieve, you will most likely be successful.

* Choose something unique and artistic – By implementing a pieceof artwork that is unique and visually interesting, it can become afocal point in the room and of the conversation. By choosing apiece of art, you can convey your personal taste and help reinforcethe space’s mood.

* Choose something with a contrasting color – This is the mostdaring option. By choosing a focal point that contrasts your room’scolor scheme, you are risking your entire interiordesign. When choosing your contrasting piece, it is importantit doesn’t detract from the overall design of the room. The pointof a contrasting piece is to make a bold artistic statement, and toadd life to your decor.

Some other ideas for creating a focal point in your room includepainting one wall a different color than the rest, showcasingunique architecture, focusing on a fireplace or some otherpermanent fixture, or simply buying a statement rug.

Information in this article was provided by IADT – Las Vegas.Contact IADT – Las Vegas today if you’re interested in developingmarketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with anindustry-current interiordesign degree program. (IADT – Las Vegas does not guaranteeemployment or salary.)

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