Focal Points in Design
Upon entering a space, your eye may be automatically drawn to a certain feature of the room and often, a room’s architectural elements will in fact be the Focal Point. If your space does not have an architectural Focal Point you can add one or have your designer create one.
These incredibly beautiful photos feature some of the more commonly and frequently used Focal Points such as Fireplaces, Kitchen Islands, Mirrors, Chandeliers, Ceilings, Windows and Staircases.
- Although you cannot view the entire kitchen in this photo, I would guess that this brightly colored double range and hood just may be the Focal Point in the room.
- This kitchen is well balanced with its large island (Focal Point), beamed ceiling, arched doorway and spectacular floor.
- The Focal Point in this room is the arched doorway and brick wall and in the eating area it is the over-sized chandelier. Just lovely.
- Here is an example of how you can use chandeliers as a Focal Point. The island, being constructed of a darker, high contrast finish could be the Focal Point; the use of these extremely large crystal chandeliers make them winners in this kitchen. The chandeliers end up maintaining the balance between the island, beamed vaulted ceiling, arch and double built-in range in a niche by bringing you eye down from the ceiling! It all works beautifully.
- This incredible glass ceiling becomes a true Focal Point in this light filled kitchen by Fairfax and Sammons Architects.
- This beamed vaulted ceiling is a striking Focal Point by Fairfax and Sammons Architects.
- This stunning copper Barrel ceiling creates interest as a Focal Point.
- The ceiling steals the show as the Focal Point in this room (although the room is very ornate overall).
- This Foyer has multiple Focal Points: arches, a floor medallion, wrought iron detailing on the double entrance doors as well as the arched window above, a curved staircase, a wonderful wrought iron railing, and chandelier have been well-balanced to create a sense of cohesiveness and serenity!
Often, if a room has multiple Focal Points, it can become too busy and overwhelming to the senses!
Elegant and easy on the eyes, partially due to the soft color palette.