While the kitchen is the heart of any home, the living room is where guests go to socialize. As part of this, we try our best to make the living room a place to show off, as well as be comfortable. We all have different ideas about how to make this room look at its best and one of these is to have a focal wall which draws attention. Read on to see how to create a Focal Wall with style.
Creating a Focal Wall With Style
Focal walls are a great way of bringing the eye to a particular architectural feature such as beams or a fireplace. It can also make a room appear bigger than it is, just with the clever use of color. A focal wall can bring your personality into a room and can even be a mural to reflect memories of happy times and holidays.
Using memories and art
Murals are a wonderful way of giving your focal wall personality and the world is your oyster. How about using a city skyline to really make your wall impressive? You can use places that you have visited and even get holiday photos transferred onto wallpaper. Interior design is very personal and you don’t have to stick to traditional designs, use your own memories to help inspire your home environment.
Focus around the fireplace
A fireplace is a beautiful feature in a living room, especially in Winter, with a roaring fire in the hearth. Creating a beautiful focal display around your fireplace is a great way to give a room depth, emphasizing the beauty and warmth of the fire. Use light colors to decorate the rest of the room, but reserve dark brooding colors for the wall around the fireplace. Deep, dark reds and browns work well and give the room a cozy feel. Don’t be afraid to go for metallics too, there are some amazing wallpapers in bronze and gold tones that look both modern and elegant.
Reflecting light around your room
Using mirrors to create a focal wall is a great way of giving a smaller space a sense of light and airiness. For a more vintage and retro feel, cover the walls with a selection of mismatched mirrors. Alternatively, use identical, long rectangular mirrors for a smart and classic feel. Mirrors are also an excellent way of creating an Art Deco feel to your space.
Making the most of your memories
Finally, how about using your own photographs to create an extra special focal wall? Again mismatched frames work well. You can also create simple washing lines of photographs pegged up on strings of twine, for a rustic feel – just like your own beautiful, personal bunting. Alternatively, hang digital art on canvas or framed, this will certainly draw in the eye.
However you choose to decorate your home, all you need is a little imagination and you can make a simple room feel like a beautiful living space.