When you walk into a room, what is the first thing you see? Is it the color, the rug, or a bookcase? What you first notice about a room is the focal point. A focal point, in its simplest definition, is a point where lines converge together. Creating a focal point in a space is key to creating visual interest and attracting attention. I usually recommend one focal point. Having multiple focal points in a room can be confusing and distracting. It can throw the space off balance and make it appear disorganized with too many focal points. Choosing one item to emphasize and spotlight sets the tone, mood, and ambiance for the room. It could be a dramatic artwork, fireplace, an oversized light fixture, a bold wall color, or an architectural feature. Putting the highlight on one of these elements will help create a visually interesting, well rounded, and balanced interior. Below are some ways to create a focal point in your space that doesn’t dominate or compete with other objects in a room.