Every ordinary looking room in your house can become a pleasurable space to walk into by simply adding a focal point. A focal point can lift and brighten up a space if it’s done in the correct way. Allow me to share several pointers for people to read which I hope will assist them on their way to making that focal point together with creating a house where they will be happy to welcome friends, family and visitors in to, knowing that they have done everything by themselves.

A beautiful, well decorated room can fail if there is no focal point. If you are blessed enough to have a hearth, exploit it. Even if it may be a mock fireplace and doesn’t work, give it significance and character with fire irons and a pile of firewood around the grate.

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

Choose the most suitable and convenient wall, supplementary it so the rest of your room is pulled towards it. For example, a beautiful tapestry with antique wall lights at either side immediately draws eye attention. A settee and a group of chairs arranged underneath it indicate, this is the central point. The same applies to one large painting, a group of paintings, a wall of books, an enormous shelf arrangement stuffed 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 textbooks and collectors items.

Arranging Furniture:

When grouping furniture make 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 the wall. This will be particularly important if you have more than one group arrangement. View it from all angles and opposite sides of your room to ensure that it looks neither muddled or disorderly.

1.Group chairs and sofa 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 which 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 that 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 drag it together. A hearth is the most natural one, but wall treatments, windows and furniture arrangements could be just about as eye catching.

I have used these tips myself on many painting projects over the years. I frequently go to a company called Painters and Decorators London. They have some great ideas on how to save you money.

Author's Bio: 

I have been heavily involved in the property business for over twenty years. My work ranges from gardening, electrics and diy. Gasically I can turn my hand to pretty much anything.