Renovating A Single Room.

By: Steve Drumm


Every normal 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 improve a room if it is done in the proper way.

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 a space if it is done in the proper way. Here's a few ideas for people to read which I hope will help them on their way to making that focal point together with creating a home where they are going to be happy to welcome friends, family and visitors in to, knowing they have done everything by themselves.

A beautiful, well decorated room can fail if there is no focal point. If you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace, make the most of it. Even if it may be a mock fireplace and does not work, give it significance and charm with fire irons and a pile of firewood in the grate.

Outlook can often be a good focal point. If you have a beautiful country panorama or one of the rare skyline views of the city, organize your furniture so that the windows turn out to be the centre of eye attention. In the event you have neither fireplace or view, you will certainly have to make your own focal point in the room.

Choose the best suited and convenient wall, supplementary it so the rest of the room is pulled towards it. For instance, an attractive tapestry with antique wall lights at either side immediately draws eye interest. A settee 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 an excellent 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 it is possible to view the grouping from any part of the room and get as much pleasure from it as you would a picture on your wall. This is particularly important if you have in excess of one group arrangement. View it from all angles and opposite sides of your room to check that it looks neither muddled or messy.

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 far 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 does not look too heavy at one end.
6.Remember light, slim furniture creates an optical illusion of room.

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 very nearly as eye catching.

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An amazing period 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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