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5 Focal Points (That Aren't Furniture)
A statement piece of furniture like a bold sofa or statement chair is a great way to add impact and personality to a room – but it’s not the only way to add that perfect pop of color to your space. Here are our top 5 Focal Points you can try in your space (that aren’t furniture) from the Butler Homes Design team!
Pictured: Award-winning office of the Juniper plan by Butler Homes
1. Eye-catching artwork or gallery wall
When used correctly, artwork can draw the eye towards a specific point in a room, creating a focal point that captures the attention of anyone entering the space. This can be especially helpful in rooms that lack architectural features or have a minimalistic design. A well-placed piece of artwork can add color, texture, and depth to a space, making it feel more inviting and engaging. Additionally, artwork can provide a sense of personality and individuality to a room, reflecting the homeowner's tastes and preferences. Whether it's a bold, abstract painting, or a carefully curated gallery wall, artwork can be an effective tool for creating a dynamic and visually interesting interior design.
Pictured: Living Room of the award-winning Breckenridge plan by Butler Homes
2. An architectural feature such as a fireplace or built-in bookshelves
An architectural feature such as a fireplace or built-in bookshelves can add depth, character, and functionality to a room. Fireplaces, for example, can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, while built-in bookshelves can provide additional storage and display space for decorative items. When incorporating architectural features into a room, it's important to consider the size, style, and materials that complement the existing decor and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the space.
Pictured: The Master Bedroom of the Juniper plan by Butler Homes.
3. A bright accent wall or colorful area rug
Adding a bright accent wall or a colorful area rug can instantly make a room feel more vibrant and energetic, and draw the eye towards a focal point of the space. A bright accent wall can provide a bold backdrop for artwork or furniture, while a colorful area rug can anchor a seating area or create a defined space within a larger room. Additionally, using color in this way can help to create a cohesive design scheme, tying together different elements within a room. Whether you're looking to create a dramatic statement or simply add a touch of personality to your space, incorporating a bright accent wall or colorful area rug can be an effective way to draw the eye and elevate your interior design.
Pictured: Office in the award-winning Breckenridge plan by Butler Homes
4. A unique lighting fixture such as a chandelier or pendant lights
Adding a chandelier or pendant lights add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a room along with an added focal point. Chandeliers are especially effective in larger rooms or spaces with high ceilings, where they can provide a dramatic statement piece. Pendant lights, on the other hand, are more versatile and can be used in a variety of settings, from over a dining table to in a hallway or entryway. Not only do these types of lighting fixtures provide a functional source of light, but they also serve as decorative accents that can enhance the style and ambiance of a room. By choosing the right size, style, and placement, a chandelier or pendant lights can help to create a cohesive design scheme and elevate the overall look and feel of your home.
Pictured: Dining/Nook of the Juniper plan by Butler Homes
5. A lush indoor plant or eye-catching botanical arrangement.
Finally, a lush indoor plant or eye-catching botanical arrangement can add a touch of nature and freshness to a room, making it a great way to enhance home décor and draw focus. These elements create visual interest that elevates the overall design of the space. Indoor plants can also improve air quality, making a room feel fresher and more inviting. When incorporating botanical arrangements into a room, it's important to consider the size, style, and types of plants that complement the existing decor and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the space.
In conclusion, creating focal points in your space can be achieved in many ways beyond just furniture. We hope you use these tips to build a space that is visually appealing, functional and uniquely you!
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