How to Create a Focal Point in Your Bedroom

How to Create a Focal Point in Your Bedroom

Every well-designed bedroom has a focal point that draws the eye and anchors the space – usually the bed frame or some artwork.  

It’s the first thing you notice when you walk in, setting the tone for the entire room’s style and character. The good news? You can create a bedroom focal point that elevates your space from basic to beautiful.

We provide more colour below.

Choose a statement bed

Your bed frame is the natural star of the show, so why not make it a real showstopper? A grand headboard or poster bed frame can transform your bedroom into a luxurious retreat.

For a touch of old-world glamour, consider a tufted wingback headboard like the Julian Bowen Gatsby, (Pictured above) whose elegant silhouette and velvet upholstery command attention and create a cosy, cocooning effect.

If you prefer a more modern look, a sleek platform bed with a floating design can make a bold statement – check out the Birlea Soho.

Create an accent wall

An accent wall is a surefire way to draw the eye and create a striking focal point. 

You can achieve this with paint, wallpaper, or a textured finish like wood panelling or exposed brick. Geometric metallic wallpaper or oversized floral motifs offers lots of impact with more texture than paint alone. 

For maximum impact, choose a wall directly opposite the door or behind your bed — a rich, saturated hue like deep teal or burgundy can add depth and drama, while a bold patterned wallpaper can inject personality and visual interest.

Pictured: Birlea Soho 3FT Single Platform Bed Frame. Priced £174 (Save £124 on RRP) Available from Bedstar.

Hang a statement light fixture

A statement light fixture can draw the eye upward and create a stunning focal point that illuminates your space in more ways than one.

A crystal chandelier is a classic choice that adds instant glamour and sophistication, or you can go for something industrial like a Sputnik chandelier. 

Consider a sculptural pendant light or a cluster of globe pendants at varying heights for a more modern, minimalist vibe. 

Display an oversized piece of art

A large-scale piece of artwork, especially bold abstract pieces, can make a big impact and instantly elevate your bedroom’s style.

A single oversized canvas or framed print can create a dramatic focal point above your bed or on a blank wall. 

For a more eclectic look, try a gallery wall with different sizes and frames—or use photographs to create a mural.

Choose pieces that are meaningful to you and make a statement while complementing your overall interior design theme. 

Pictured: Eco Wooden Bed Frame – Oak. Priced £207 (Save £171 on RRP) Available from Bedstar.

Style a cosy seating area

A small seating area can make a big impact and create a secondary focal point in your bedroom. A plush armchair or a pair of accent chairs can provide a cosy spot to read, relax, or enjoy your morning coffee.

To make it pop, choose chairs in a bold colour or pattern that contrasts with your bedding and walls, and add a faux fur throw or a colourful pillow for texture and interest.

Try a simple bench at the foot of your bed or an ottoman buffet to maximise your bedroom storage for a more streamlined look. 

Summing up 

Bedroom focal points are easy to get right – just choose a statement bed frame that reflects your style and makes you feel happy and inspired. 

Whether it’s a grand headboard, a bold accent wall, or a stunning light fixture, the key is to make it shine and build the rest of your room around it. 

We have a word for that in interior design – emphasis – where we create a focal point and ensure all other elements work around it.