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10 Ways To Achieve Balance & Symmetry In Your Home's Design

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

When it comes to interior design, achieving balance and symmetry is key to creating a space that filled with harmony and intention. From furniture placement to wall decorations, here are 10 tips to help you achieve balance and symmetry in your home's interior design:

1. Use the Rule of Three.

The rule of three states that when arranging furniture (or really anything), the number of items should be odd and grouped in threes. Not only does this create balance, but it also adds visual interest virtually anywhere instantly.

2. Choose A Focal Point.

Every room should have a focal point, but don't fret. We only mean a fireplace, window, or art piece that stands out as the central focus of the space. Drawing attention to your focal point can help create symmetry by providing the room with a central point of interest.

3. Utilize Mirrors.

Mirrors can help create the illusion of space, as well as balance. Place them in strategic locations around the room to maximize their light reflecting effect.

4. Consider Proportions.

When choosing furniture, make sure the pieces are in proportion to the size of the room. This will help create balance and avoid overcrowding.

5. Balance Colors.

If one side of the room is dominated by a bright color, balance it out with a softer hue on the other side of the room. This will help create visual harmony.

6. Utilize Symmetry.

Symmetrical designs are pleasing to the eye and can help create a sense of balance in any space. Try to arrange the furniture in a symmetrical pattern or hang art pieces in pairs.

7. Use The Lines.

Using lines in your space is a great way to create a balanced framework to lay out and organize. Utilize the linear attributes in your furniture arrangement, drapery, and art pieces to guide the eye around the room in a balanced way.

8. Play With Scale.

Incorporating different sizes of furniture can help create visual interest and balance in a room. Balance large pieces with smaller ones, and vice versa.

9. Utilize Texture.

Texture can help create balance and interest in a room. Incorporate different textures in your furniture and decor pieces to help create visual harmony. (For our tips to add texture, click here)

10. Layer Accessories.

Layering accessories, such as pillows, throws, and even area rugs can create depth and balance. Try to create symmetry when layering and make sure the colors complement each other.

By following these tips, you can achieve balance and symmetry in your home's design. With the right design elements and furniture placement, you can create a space that is both inviting and harmonious.


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