Achieving Harmony in Interior Design
Focal points and supporting accents are both essential components of interior design. However, it's important to strike a balance between the two to create a cohesive look in a room.
“Not every piece of furniture can be the star.” says Kate FitzGerald-Wilks, “Supporting actors are needed in design. Otherwise everything in the room will be screaming for your attention.”
Focal points, like striking artwork or a stunning antique, can draw attention and become the focal point of a room. Supporting accents, like smaller decorative objects or textiles used for upholstery and window treatments are crucial in adding depth and texture to a space.
To balance focal points and supporting accents, consider the scale of each item and the overall style of the room. For instance, a large focal point may require more subtle supporting accents, while a smaller focal point may require more substantial supporting accents to create visual interest.
By finding the right balance between focal points and supporting accents, you can create a harmonious and visually pleasing space.