When new design trends are announced for the upcoming year, most of the focus is put on the hot, new looks, not necessarily what styles are out. One trend that will become less popular in 2015, are accent walls, which while they can look beautiful in certain rooms, most of the time accent walls are incorrectly used, making your room look unusual and smaller than it truly is.
An accent wall is a remarkably bold move to take in interior design, but creating a focal point in your space can be extremely easy to do, especially when your space has a strong architectural feature in room, such as a large window or a unique fireplace.
If your space doesn’t have a feature piece in the room that is easily identifiable as the focal point, but you still like the idea of using color to set the tone for the room, you can do so by using an accent color on a piece of furniture. Instead of bringing aqua blue to one wall, paint or find a piece of furniture in that shade, and you instantly have created the focal point in your interior.
Other great options for creating a focal point in your space include adding texture via open shelving, exposed brick, and flowers. Bringing a throw pillow or blanket with unique patterns or shapes that steal attention are great for creating a focal point in the room.
How do you create a focal point in your home without the use of a feature wall?