Brighten Up A Dark Corner With Bright Paint And Lighting.

By: Rick Skew


Every mundane looking space in your home can be designed into a pleasurable space to walk in to by simply adding a focal point. A focal point can lift and brighten up a space if itís carried out the correct way.

Every mundane looking space in your property can be designed into a pleasurable space to walk in to by simply adding a focal point. A focal point can lift and brighten a room if it is done in the correct way. Here are a number of ideas for people to read which I hope may help them on their way to creating that focal point together with creating a house they will be delighted to welcome friends, family and visitors in to, knowing that they have done everything by themselves.

A beautiful, well decorated room can fail if it has no focal point. If you are lucky enough to possess a fireplace, cash in on it. Regardless of whether it is a mock fireplace and doesnít work, give it importance and character with fire irons and a pile of firewood in the grate.

Outlook can often be an effective focal point. If you have an attractive country landscape or one of the rare skyline views of the city, position your furniture so that the windows turn into the centre of eye interest. Should you have neither fireplace or view, you will have to create your own personal focal point in the room.

Choose the most suitable and well-located wall, adorn your space with wallpaper, paint and lighting so that the rest of your room is pulled towards it. For example, a wonderful tapestry with antique wall lights at either side immediately draws eye interest. A settee and a bunch of chairs arranged beneath it indicate, this is the central point. Exactly the same applies to one large painting, a group of paintings, a wall of books, a large shelf arrangement filled with collector's items. A grand piano also makes a good focal point, so does a mirrored wall, a sofa with end tables and two imposing lamps, or a long, narrow chest arrangement containing textbooks and collectors items.

Arranging Furniture:
When grouping furniture be sure you can still view the grouping from any part of your room and get as much enjoyment from it as you would a picture on the wall. This is particularly important if you have more than one group arrangement. Look at it from all angles and opposite sides of your room to check that it looks neither muddled or cluttered.

1.Group chairs and sofa to ensure that traffic goes around and not through the arrangement.
2.Keep chairs reasonably close together for simple conservation and also to avoid shouting from across the room.
3. If you have lamps far away from walls, install floor outlets to avoid tripping over lamp chords.
4.Pick out tables that are roughly the same height as sofa and chairs to avoid spills and upset lamps.
5.Strike a good balance by separating large pieces of furniture so that the room does not look too heavy at one end.
6.Remember light, slim furniture creates an optical illusion of space.

Every room needs a centre of gravity to pull it together. A hearth is the most natural one, but wall treatments, windows and furniture arrangements could be almost as eye catching.

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I work for a company called Painters And Decorators London and I have seen some pretty sites and some not so pretty sites. Use paint and lights, we do it all the time.

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