Help! My Room Has No Focal Point!

Create architectural interest in rooms that need more design presence

By Kathy Barnes


Not all rooms come with an architectural focal point, such as a fireplace or picture window, but every room needs one. Here's how to add defining visual presence to a boxy room.

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Living Room by Todd Hansen

Problem: An oversize living room lacks a focal point.

Solution: If you're lucky to have walls of windows and a great view, embrace nature as your focal point.

Float furniture in the room to capture the best view. If your room has less to look at, you can create a focal point for the room by grouping your essential elements on a single wall: a fireplace, media cabinet, and eye-catching art.

As seen in Marvin's Photo Gallery.

See our tips on How to Arrange Furniture
Living Room
by Todd Hansen

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