If you think your living room looks a bit plain, bland, and uninspired, we have a simple and practical solution for that. Create a focal point.
A room’s focal point seems to be the most overlooked element in any area of the house. As ironic as it may sound, it is true. If you are designing your home without any professional help, it is important to know why having a focal point in your living room is important. Especially for the living room, since it serves as the receiving area and the room that your visitors are first going to step into and spend most of their time. We have listed down five reasons that might convince you to start working on adding that missing piece in your living area.
1. It draws attention to the room.
Your living room is usually across from the entrance of your house, so it the first room you have to get into. A focal point in the living room helps in drawing attention and creates an inviting force that entices the visitor to come in. One of the most popular home features that are made as focal points is the fireplace. An elegant electric fireplace can be an interesting feature for your visitor and a good conversation starter. Not to mention that itis a useful feature especially during the cold weather. If you want to know more about this, Essential Home and Garden has articles on electric fireplaces and other home improvement topics.
2. It helps in creating a cohesive design for your interior.
Think of the focal point as the element that brings the whole room together. Having a focal point that is already built into your house, like a fireplace, huge windows, or high ceilings, can help you in brainstorming ideas on how to design your living room. It can spark creative ideas that can help with the cohesiveness of the aesthetic of the room and avoid in making it look like it’s all over the place,
3. It highlights the best elements of the room.
Your focal point can help in complementing and highlighting the best features of your home. A large mirror, for example, can be an eye-catching statement piece in your living room. But, at the same time, a mirror can accentuate the fact that the room has large windows by reflecting the natural light that comes in and opening up space more. On the other hand, large windows can also be a good focal point in itself if your home is located in an area where you can look over beautiful views.
4. It can be a good selling point.
Most of the time, home buyers look for the unique features of the house and thus entice them to put an offer to it. If you invest in installing or creating a focal point for your living room, it could potentially be one of the main reasons why you’ll be able to sell your house quickly. Not only is a fireplace an important addition as it gives the character in the living room or the outdoor area, but it also adds value to the house and is a strong selling point that attracts buyers.