Design 101: Focal Point
An emphasis or focal point is the dominant item in a room that your eye is most drawn to. This could be a chandelier, fireplace, a beautiful bed or a window with a beautiful view.
You can enhance the built-in focal point by arranging furniture around it to emphasize it or if a room that lacks such a point of interest you can create one through groupings of furniture or using an unusual or large piece.
If you are unsure as to where the focal point is in a room, the formula is quite simple. A focal point will attract interest and attention in a room. It is the je ne sais quoi that will draw your eye to the décor of the room.
A focal point can also create a certain mood or theme that will define the emotional impact the room is intended to create. There is usually only one, two, or three focal points in a well-designed room. A great focal point can often make a room look quite stunning.