Guest Post ~ Focal Points

This week, I am excited to have my first guest post!  Joanna from Design Shuffle put together a wonderful post for us about Focal Points in a room.  Do you know how to accentuate natural focal points in a room?  Or create a focal point in a room that does not have one?  Read on to see what Joanna has to say! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

Hi, I’m Joanna, a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, an online portal for interior designers to share their portfolios and design enthusiasts to enjoy. I fortunately get to spend my time at work searching for the most exciting decorating ideas and images and sharing them with readers of blogs like Cathy Green Interiors. Thanks Cathy for letting me share with your readers today!

Focal points are one way to give a room its character and personality. They draw the eye so that everything else in a room falls into place. The following rooms all have distinct focal points—the objects(s) that take center stage. What are your favorite ways to create focal points in your spaces?

Focal Point

The stunning light fixture and framed painting in this entry are equally as compelling, making both a focal point.

Focal Point

A gallery wall of framed art is the focal point of this inviting entry. Track lighting above the artwork highlights the pieces.

Focal Point

A gorgeous yellow headboard on an antique French style bed makes a perfect centerpiece for this lovely bedroom design.

Focal Point

A small fireplace is highlighted by a starburst mirror and candelabras above the mantel making it a nice focal point in this chocolate and pink living room.

Focal Point

A panel of bright yellow and white wallpaper provides the focal point for this living space. The color is carried through to the sofa by throw pillows.

Focal Point

A dramatic architectural piece becomes a stunning headboard and focal point of this serene white bedroom.

Focal Point A free standing tub makes a great focal point in bathroom designs. It is highlighted by a wall sconce above the tub.

Focal Point

A table with a vignette of natural elements is the focal point of this foyer. The low hanging light fixture draws the eye down toward the table. What a lovely glimpse into this home's interior design.

Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

What do you like to use as a focal point?

Don't forget that Design Shuffle is full of great inspiration from Boston interior designers, San Francisco interiors designers and a ton more!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

Wow!  Thanks Joanna for such beautiful pictures and inspiring ideas!

So, as Joanna asked: º What do you like to use as a focal point?