If you're about to design a space or room in your house from scratch, deciding how it will look, try starting with the furniture first, and fill in the surroundings later. To make those hard sought-after pieces stand out, you'll need to think carefully about how best to make them into focal points that anyone notices when they walk into that room.
With some furniture pieces, this will be fairly easy to do, especially when the overall design is so striking that you cannot help but notice them. But you can easily make even the blandest piece of furniture the centrepiece of a wonderful room design, simply by paying attention to the details of the piece. Placing dark toned furnishings on light toned carpet, surrounded by neutral coloured walls, will instantly put it on centre stage. All that is left to do then is fill in the blanks around it using complimentary colours and designs.