Focal points add interest and texture to a room. Common focal points include fireplaces and built-in bookcases. However, both of these structures take up room space. That is OK when a room has the volume to accommodate them. However, when you are trying to maximize a room’s living space it is important to reduce permanently mounted items that impinge on that space. However, there are solutions that add a built-in focal point while maintaining the overall room volume.
Below is one example. I custom built this wall unit for my townhouse project. This unit will not only provide interest in the room, it will also become the home’s entertainment center. See the photos below.