Renovate A Single Room And Give It A Focal Point

By: Rick Skuw


Every ordinary looking space in your property can become a pleasurable space to walk in to by simply adding a focal point. A focal point can lift and brighten a room if itís done in the proper way.

Every normal looking room in your house can be developed into a pleasurable space to walk in to by simply adding a focal point. A focal point can lift and improve a room if itís done in the right way. Here's a number of pointers for people to read which I hope may help them on their way to making that focal point along with creating a house where they will be happy to welcome friends, family and visitors in to, knowing they have done everything by themselves.

A stunning, well decorated room can fail if there is no focal point. If you are blessed enough to have a hearth, take advantage of it. Even when it may be a mock fireplace and does not work, give it significance and charm with fire irons and a pile of logs in the grate.

Outlook can often be an excellent focal point. If you have a lovely country panorama or one of the rare skyline views of the city, position your furniture so that the windows turn out to be the centre of eye interest. In the event you have neither fireplace or view, you will need to create your own focal point in the room.

Choose the most suitable and convenient wall, room it so that the rest of the room is pulled towards it. For example, a beautiful tapestry with antique wall lights at either side instantly draws eye attention. A sofa and a group of chairs set underneath it indicate, this is the central point. Exactly the same applies to one large painting, a group of paintings, a wall of books, an enormous shelf arrangement filled up with collector's items. A grand piano also makes a good focal point, so does a mirrored wall, a settee with end tables and two imposing lamps, or a long, narrow chest arrangement containing books and collectors items.

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

1.Group chairs and sofa's with the intention that traffic goes around and not through the arrangement.
2.Keep chairs reasonably close together for easy conservation and to avoid shouting from across the room.
3. If you have lamps away from walls, install floor outlets to avoid tripping over lamp chords.
4.Select tables that are about 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 the room will not look too heavy at one end.
6.Bear in mind that light, slim furniture creates an optical illusion of space.

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

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A fantastic quantity of my time is spent in my garden. One of the jobs I enjoy a lot is carrying out renovation work. I find it helps me to unwind and forget everything, apart from the work I am doing.

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