The focus point is an eye-catching when you enter a room. It can be detrimental to the décor such as an old beam above the ceiling. You can work around it creating interests on the floor with wood-flooring and floor lamps reflecting soft light on the walls and furniture.
A focal point in any room should adhere to a theme first, and according to it, create a focus. Assuming you love florals, a pattern of botanical motive could be distracting, but if you set a sizeable botanical print on the wall, it will set the favor.