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Seven simple ways to create an interior focal point

Interior design is very personal and should reflect what you and your family love. Creating a feature or focal point in your home is a fantastic way to show off your personality and style, and it may be easier to achieve than you realise.

We’ve thought of some classic tips and fresh ideas that could help you create a unique and interesting focal point in your home.

A classic feature wall.

Feature walls are fantastic focal points, and they don’t require that much work. They can be as simple as a patterned wallpaper, or a painted or stencilled design. Offset this feature with a statement mirror, or simple accessories like picture frames, shelving and ornaments. Fancy a change? Just steam the wallpaper off or paint over, it’s as easy as that.

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A private gallery.

Gallery walls are becoming increasingly popular, and they’re easier to make than you might think. Begin by selecting a range of frame sizes – preferably all in the same, or complementary, colours – and arranging them on the floor to find a layout that you love. Then cut out pieces to match the size of each frame and stick on your wall in the decided layout.

Tip: Use masking tape to stick the paper ‘frames’ as this will not damage your walls, and it will be easier to make adjustments before fitting the proper frames.

Whether you’re an avid photographer, or you just have some great paintings that you want to show off, a gallery wall is a stylish, unique, and entirely personal addition to any home.

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Source some statement furniture.  

If you’re looking for a standout piece then you can’t go wrong with statement furniture. This doesn’t mean that you need to find the most outlandish fabric print out there – although if that’s what you’re looking for then, by all means, go ahead – a quality piece of furniture will always make a great addition to any home.   Opting for a bespoke piece will also ensure you have a standout finished product that is completely unique to your home.

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Dress up a tired fireplace.

Even if it isn’t fully functional, a fireplace is a stunning feature in any room, and should not be ignored. Dress it up a little with an extra coat of paint, some fresh tiling on the floor, and finish with some simple decoration and ornaments. You don’t need to overdo it with this one, but with just a few simple updates you’ll be left with a stunning centrepiece.

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Small statement touches.

An interior focal point doesn’t have to be a large addition to a room, it can be as simple as a feature colour that is subtly placed throughout the space to complete a look or the same choice of wood for furniture pieces. If your base colour palette consisted of grey and white, for example, an accent colour such as rose gold will provide a luxurious touch. Present in small doses through soft furnishings, and accessories like plant pots, bowls, and small statues, for added contrast and impact.

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Your own personal library.

For some of us out there, our book collections are our prized possessions. If your book collection is such an important part of your personality, then why not make a feature of it? Interior design is a personal and individual thing, therefore it’s vital that it reflects you and your interests. Cover an entire wall with long shelving, and pop your books on display for all to see, we’ll leave you to the alphabetizing. They’re a great conversation starter for guests and make your beloved books more easily accessible.

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Bobbie Burns is proud to produce high-quality, handmade, and bespoke furniture designed around you. Visit our showroom today to view our fantastic range which can be customised to create a stunning statement piece for your home.

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