What is Emphasis in Interior Design?

   While entering a room, your eyes can rest without suffering competing demands for visual attention which tend to focus in a particular point in that room. That ,focal point of attraction is an art called as “Emphasis”.Hence , Emphasis in interior design will give a visual balance to that room .

In modern buildings architects and interiors used commonly to get a stunning effect for that place.


In every home, we can decorate our room by this design principle.It can be a large picture, fire place, huge rugs, single wall colour with decorative paint, wall paneling ,accent wallpaper , huge single furniture,etc.In various ways, we can emphasis a room.

In kitchen and bathroom room area backsplash can be the focal point. Create those with bold colors and pattern will emphasis the interior design.

Emphasis by contrast

Emphasis by fresh yellow color cabinets

In this way, we can brighten a wall by contrasting or either placing a large contrast light fittings , pictures in the interior space.
This method normally used by the designers and it is a simple method of emphasis in interior design.

Emphasis by Isolation:

Isolation of a huge furniture like sofa, chair or a fireplace , entertainment item. An item that stands apart from its surroundings will be more noticeable.

Emphasis by placement

When an object placed in the center will be perceived as a focal point. For an example, If you placed a large painting work / portrait in your living room, it creates attention obviously .

Likewise , dinning areas and bedrooms the center piece of the furniture itself creates the focal point for that room. In addition to that designers usually fixed bold light fixtures in the dinning area.

Moreover , attractive colorful throws , light fixtures , ceiling art may create emphasis in bedrooms.

Visual criteria is essential in furniture arrangement of your room spaces. It is a perception of visual composition such as visual balance, alignment and a focal point or Point of emphasis.

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