Design Elements: Balance and Harmony (and a little bit about Feng Shui in a video)
The elements of design include an established concept of equilibrium that is defined by balance and harmony.
Balance can be either symmetrical or asymmetrical. When there is symmetry, objects exist in pairs or in even numbers to cancel each other out and maintain neutrality. Symmetry is particularly important in formal styles of decor, as it aids in the maintenance of order and clean lines that is reflected by this type of home decor.
Asymmetry, on the other hand, represents imperfection, casualty, and a relaxed atmosphere. An asymmetrical arrangement could be a set of three different candles that are grouped together as a focal point. In a symmetrical layout, the candles would be the same, spaced apart at equal distances, and preferably used in pairs.
Balance is also a description of how things are set up in a room and how they work together to create a pleasing environment, as well as how they draw the eye.
Just like a painting would look empty if most of the color is on one side of the canvas, a room would feel unbalanced if elements were not cancelled out by another element on the opposite side of the room.
Balancing Weight and Size in a Room
With this in mind, balance is a measure of the weight and size of the components of a room, and also how that quantity or volume is dispersed throughout the space.
Furthermore, harmony is another aspect of home decor that is important in maintaining a home that is inviting and inspires tranquility.
When we say harmony, this doesn’t mean that all the components of your design must be coordinated and matched to perfection. Rather, all furniture, accents, and accessories ought to follow a certain theme and complement the decor that you have chosen for the home or room.
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