10 Ways to Create a Focal Point

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When I am designing an entire home I have what I call my "WOW Rule": there must be at least three things about the design that make people say "wow". Creating a focal point in a room can be as simple as a bold wall colour or as complex as a glass staircase. Here are my tips and tricks on how to create your wow.


Paint is probably the simplest way to create a focal point in a room. An accent wall will draw one’s eye and create a definite statement. Try Benjamin Moore Dior Grey!

Dior Grey Paint by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Dior Grey Paint. Source ›


Art is a very personal thing but the right piece of art in the right location can totally change up the space.

Artwork Focal Point IXXI

IXXI Rijksmuseum Flowers, Light. Source ›


Mouldings are quite simply the secret weapon of most designers. Applying mouldings on a flat wall takes a space from simple to unique.

Mouldings to Create a Focal Point

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Throw Pillows

Make a statement with your throw pillows. Bold colours, designs and patterns can really liven up a space.

Throw Pillow Focal Point, Joey Vogel Interiors

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Area Rugs

I consider area rugs to be artwork that you place on the floor. A stunning area carpet can tie a whole room together and definitely become a focal point.

Area Rug Focal Point

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The jewelry of the space, draw people’s eyes with crystals, chrome and unique shapes. A chandelier can become the star of any space.

Lighting Focal Point Dining Room

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Another secret weapon for us designers are mirrors. When placed strategically and framed just right a large scale mirror can have a major impact on space.

Crate & Barrel Gerald Mirror

Crate & Barrel Gerald Mirror. Source ›


Go wild with fabrics! Create bold patterned drapery or upholster that occasional chair is hot pink to really draw the eye.

Fabrics as Focal Point

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Wallpaper can do many things for a space, including create a wonderful accent wall. Adding an amazing wallpaper can be a definite wow to a space.

Apartment Therapy House Tour Wallpaper

Apartment Therapy House Tour: The Folksy Maryland Home of Two Full-Time Artists Source ›


Tile is not what it used to be, today there are so many options to choose from. Consider using tile to create a focal point in a bathroom.

Tiles as Focal Point, Bert & may

Bert & May Blue Pradena Tile. Source ›

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