What a great table to add character to this kitchen!
When you first enter a room a strange thing happens...... your eyes either naturally land at a particular point and then travel around the room taking everything in pleasurably...
... your eyes have no idea where to begin looking and the room can end up looking like a bit of a mish mash, giving you a headache, or feeling as though something is oddly missing.
The answer to the second scenario is making sure your rooms have a focal point.
A focal point can be a beautiful mirror, a rug, a fireplace, a lighting fixture, a fab piece of art work, an exquisite piece of furniture, a favourite ornament, or anything that's in the right place and naturally draws your attention first.
The view from the room itself can of course also be a focal point!
Without a focal point, the eye becomes confused as to where it should be looking first, and doesn't know where to glance or what to take in. This leads to unease, a feeling that things don't look right for some reason, and a failure to enjoy the view!
Can you see the focal points in these rooms?...
Photo by Erik Johnson.
Image from xJavierx via Washington Spaces.
Ask yourself: 'Do my rooms have a focal point for my eyes to rest on and begin their visual journey?'
Which leads to: What can you change, add, re-arrange, in the rooms that don't have a focal point to provide this aspect of interior design for your rooms?
Because: A room should naturally flow and be a pleasure to look at. Like all good journeys, the experience of the eye travelling around a room has to start somewhere, and that place shouldn't be hard to find lest we feel frustrated, mixed up, and a little lost!
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