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How to bring focus to your space with artwork.

A well-designed room often draws the eye towards a particular feature. Choosing the right item to emphasise sets the style and mood for a space. Creating a focal point with artwork is a great way to make you room visually interesting and pleasing — bringing some ‘wow’ factor into your scheme.

But what’s the best way to do this? Here are some ways to use artwork to create a focal point that doesn’t dominate or compete with other objects in a space.

The scale and tone of your art are important. Choose a painting in an appropriate size for your space, in tones that draw the eye in but don’t clash with the rest of the room. This print is positioned perfectly — centred between the two windows and above the console — to create an instant focal point that still allows the rest of the room to shine.

Always view artwork in relation to a room’s furnishings. Try out various heights to find the perfect place to hang your particular piece. One large, bold piece of art looks fantastic against this neutral wall and furniture. A series of prints can make an impact too, whether they’re framed identically or have an eclectic mix of frames.

Connect your art to the rest of the space — and create a more sophisticated room in the process —by layering your decor. When a room has an overall theme, focal points often seem even more eye-catching. Choose artwork that you enjoy and which makes your space tell a story.