Some elements naturally become the focal point of the room they occupy, but if the room is not designed properly that focal point won't be appreciated nearly as much as it should be. These tips will ensure that the one element you want to stand out in the room gets the attention that it deserves.

Choose the Wall Carefully

A focal point is going to be on, or against, a wall most of the time. Ideally, it will be the only standout feature on that wall. It should not be placed too close to a window or a door, or the eyes may be tempted to stray away from it.

Serene Waters Wall Fountain

Serene Waters Wall Fountain
Dimensions: 36"H x 21"W x 6"D

Room Layout

The focal point should be viewable from anywhere in the room. Now, this can be tricky, if this is also the room where your TV is. Obviously, you want the seating to be positioned in a way that awards everyone a good view of the television. In this case, place your focal point on one of the side walls. The one place you don't want it is at the back of the room where people have to physically turn their body to enjoy it.

In addition to a thoughtful seating arrangement, tables, ottomans, rugs, etc., should angle towards the centerpiece. Again, if the TV dictates the layout this would be an exception.

Choose a Dynamic Piece

If you want something to be the center of attention in a room it has to be special enough to draw you in, and hold your attention. A few ideas include:

Bellezza Wall Fountain Bronze Mirror and Ancient Stone

Bellezza Wall Fountain Bronze Mirror and Ancient Stone
Dimensions: 45"H x 20.75"W x 7"

  • Wall Fountains with Bronze Mirror - Cascading water naturally lures you in with its pleasing sound and visual beauty. So, any water feature will get noticed. However, if you want something that will have guests talking long after they leave; consider wall fountains with bronze mirror. They boast the perfect blend of classic elegance and modern sophistication.

  • Bio Fuel Fireplace - A wall-mounted fireplace is another great option for a focal point. It is also the perfect complement to a bronze-mirrored wall fountain, so you could place one on a wall next to, or across from, the water element.

  • Mural - Turning an entire wall into a piece of art will cause it to be the topic of conversation. You could also add decals to the wall. This won't be as dramatic as the bronze fountain, but it is a budget-friendly option.