Jul 6, 2016

How to Achieve Balance in Your Design

Have you ever been in a room that just feels right, but you can’t quite figure out why? This is what a balanced space looks like. Interior design is not only about style. Symmetry has impact on the atmosphere in your home.

Well-designed spaces have the ability to inspire harmony and happiness. There is psychological reason behind it. Interior design and symmetry in particular, can influence your subconscious. Although the eyes perceive the information in separate bits, the brain converts it into a singular and simpler pattern. This means that we see the room as whole, before we focus on the individual design elements. Physical clutter and chaos create noise, making it difficult to focus and process information.

With a quick home cleaning you will be able to resolve these issues, but what about your home interior? An awkwardly designed space can overload your senses and can even you stressed.

On the other hand, symmetry simplifies the design and is easy on the eyes. It gives your interior a coherent and aesthetically pleasing look. Concepts such as symmetry and balance may seem vague and hard to put in practice. That’s way we’ve put down the basics for you.

Aesthetic and Function

A great design will effectively incorporate both aesthetic and function. You need to design a place that both looks great and is comfortable to live in. This is especially important for the floor plan. Arrange your furniture in a way it doesn’t interfere with the passage and day-to-day tasks such as domestic cleaning.

Start by picking an item or a detail that immediately draws the eye. Then use the focal point as a centre of your symmetrical room.  It can be anything from a table or fireplace to an art piece.  Divide the space in two halves and create two matching sides with your focal point in the middle. You can use this technique not only for your furniture set up, but also for the display of artwork or other items in your home.


Repeating patterns allow the brain to process individual elements faster.  Try to work out at least one for each design project. Incorporate the pattern in your textile, artwork or other details around the place. Choose elements that will suit and complete your overall decor.

If you feel confident in your design skills you can mix more than pattern for a more eclectic interior. Keeping it simple, though, is always a safe bet.  Plus, it will facilitate the house cleaning and maintenance.


Despite all the virtues of symmetry and simplicity, asymmetry is important for creating depth and visual interest.  Matching mirror images can make the room appear dull and boring. Consider shaking things up by adding unexpected element. The key is to create asymmetry that works for your place. Pick objects that are distinct but similar in shape and mass.  Place them at an equal distance from the focal point. When you work on positioning things, don’t hesitate to place items where you think they should. Then simply take a step back to get a better view and decide if it looks good.

Remember, a balanced place does not only look stylish and pretty, but it also contributes to your well-being.

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