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Fabulous focal points

By: Garden Gate staff
What makes a great focal point? Check out our four surefire tips.

Fabulous focal points

Every great scene needs a focal point. Here’s how to make yours shine.


  • Color Make it stand out from its surroundings with contrasting color. Can’t miss this red, can you?

  • Height Make it taller than its surroundings.

  • Bulk Make it more substantial than its surroundings.

  • Line Draw attention to it with line. See how the path directs your gaze toward the chairs?

Published: Nov. 15, 2011
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