If you have a living room or great room that you would like to emphasize, whether it’s because you frequently entertain there or just love relaxing in there, it’s always a good idea to have a focal point. Many of us have a fireplace, piece of furniture or accent wall with artwork that becomes the focal point of the room. However, when you have a really nice picture window or other uniquely shaped window, it makes sense that you would want this to be the defining feature of the room.
So how do you go about creating a focal point in a room with windows? It’s easier than you may think.
Add Clear Shelving
One way to draw attention to your windows it to place clear shelves in front of them. Then, you can place your favorite photo frames, plants and decorations on the shelves for further visual interest. Now you have a focal point that not only shows off your style but enhances natural light.
Use Hanging Plants or Install a Windowsill Garden
If you really love plants, try a windowsill garden to capture attention, especially if you choose exotic and tall plants. You can complement these with hanging plants to provide a more homey feel.
Hang Bold Print Curtains
No window would be complete without curtains or drapes. Purchase curtains with bold prints and patterns that grab the attention of anyone standing in the room. Make them pop even more by pairing the curtains with neutrals throughout the rest of the room.
Try a New Window Arrangement
Installing a new window arrangement is certainly an effective way to create a focal point. Large and interesting windows let in more natural light, plus they add a conversation piece aspect to the room. Ideal for big rooms? Picture windows, bay and bow configurations, starburst windows and half circles over a large window paned glass.
Don’t be afraid to try several different styles of windows for an attention-grabbing arrangement. Not only will such an arrangement visually open up the room, you will get more natural light to brighten your living space.
Put Furniture Around the Window
Arrange your furniture appropriately around the window, using a pretty patterned sofa, chair, stand, or table to complete the look. You could also install a window seat beneath a bay or bow window for an added element of serenity and relaxation. Just make sure the furniture is eye-catching but doesn’t block the view.
As you consider different windows, keep in mind the focal point of your room and what you want to stand out the most. This can make for a better overall aesthetic and comfort level.