If you're about to design a space or room in your house from scratch, start with the furniture first and design the rest of the room around it. To make that special, hard-won piece of furniture stand out, you'll need to think carefully about how to make it the focal point of your room.
With some pieces, this will be fairly easy to do, especially when the design is so striking you can’t help but be drawn to it. But you can easily make even the blandest piece of furniture the centrepiece of a wonderful room design by simply paying attention to detail. Placing dark-toned furnishings on a light-toned carpet, surrounded by neutral coloured walls, will instantly place a piece centre stage. All that is left to do is fill in the room’s blanks using complimentary colours and designs.