Drama in life isn’；t usually a good thing， but a little bit in thehome？We think every room needs some! We’；ve mentioned it before， but a focal point is a crucial element for every room， and a little drama helps you achieve that attention-grabbing focal point. Without one， your eye doesn’；t know where to land upon entering a room， but with one， a room feels balancedchristmas gifts for dad， inviting， and interesting. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to create that dramatic focal point. Here are some of our favorite ideas：
We love both of the spaces above designed by Suzanne Kasler. They’；re both dramatic， while still having thatgorgeously streamlined and serene Suzanne look. Suzanne uses one big focal point (often a collection) so that she can keep the rest of the room more simpleand clean. In the first photo above， a large collection of framed prints on a wall draws you in and adds that little bit of drama that gives theroom personality.personalized anniversary gifts
Then， Suzanne gathersa collection of antique globes on a console table to create a focal point in a living room.
A collection， whetherit’；s a collection of art or objects， creates an impactful point that makes you stop and look.
Mirrors are a great way to bring a little drama. They reflect light into your space， creating that airy look we always love， and their reflective quality demands your attention. A mirror like our Sacha Mirror can be grouped in multiples to create a glamorous， glittering wall behind a sofa or a hallway.
In this bedroom， we used the same print on curtains and on the bed. We love this look because while it’；s bold and creates a dramatic feel， using only one print en masse makes itfeel like a neutral. It’；s bold without being busy!
It can sometimes be hard to use a dark wall color without making the room feel dreary and cavernous， but this room does it right. We chose a room that has lots of windows (just out of the shot to the left) so that plenty of natural light would flood the space. We also used our new Helena Bedroom Collection which has the most gorgeous light blue color. Chocolate brown and icy blue are beautifully complimentary colors， and the dark background emphasizes the elegant curves of the bed. All in all， it works!
Light Fixtures are a great way to create a focal point in a small roomsince they don’；t take up any floor space. Our Orb Chandelier is a definite conversation starter， but any light fixture that you love would work. Pick something with lots of personality and air on the side of slightly too large for your room so it’；ll make an impact!
Rugs are sometimes overlooked as an area of a room where you can make a statement， but if you find one you love， they’；re a great jumping off point for a space. In the living roomabove， we used our Lewis Hand Hooked Rug， then added white and light colored upholsteryto create an airy space with personality to spare.
Duh! You know we love a leopard print， and our new Serengeti fabric is bold and modern， the perfect accent to a room that needs a little punch. In this room， we used an ottoman upholstered in Serengeti plus a few throw pillows. Together， it feels polished and dramatic!
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During the holiday season, the two greenery showstoppers that get the most glory are garland and, of course, the Christmas tree. As they should. But, let’s not overlook something you likely already have that could easily use a festive spin – the topiary.
Who went to the Babies R US Happy Places event this past Sunday??If you happened to attend the event at a store in the Los Angeles area, you may have seen me pushing a cart packed full of goodies with my SIL, daughter, and niece, all in tow. Stevee just moved to Los Angeles with my 4 and 3 year old niece and nephew, Jojo and Johnny. To say she had a bit of sticker shock at rental home prices would be an understatement. Luckily for her, Jojo and Johnny are the two siblings who adore each other most in the world, meaning: They can happily share a room. Our inspiration board is pictured above, featuring Babies R Us dressers, storage bins , wooden toys, and more.