Symmetry: An imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance.
“Balance” and “Harmony” are buzzwords we often use to describe aspirations for our personal lives, but did you know they are also key words used in decorating and design?
Exceptional designs hinge on more than just beautiful colors, furnishings, and accessories. An experienced designer can help you create symmetry that works to aesthetically balance your room and cohesively tie your theme together for a visually pleasing effect.
Notice how we arrange the furnishings in this room to create a symmetrical appearance, and we place various accessories to add visual interest. The room has balance, proportion and a comfortable sense of quiet formality that make it feel open and appealing.
Achieving balance and symmetry does not mean you have to buy two of everything. Note how the pieces of art on the bookcases differ in shape and color but are approximately the same size and lend to a cohesive look due to their equal placement. There is no need to match everything perfectly as long as you abide by the rules of scale, color, and proportion.
What effect does symmetry have on a room? It imparts a sense of cleanliness, equilibrium, and formality. Which rooms in your home would benefit from the basic principles of symmetrical design? We’d love to hear from you!
Locklear Interiors is an Atlanta interior design firm with several locations in the Southeastern United States and serves homeowners around the world. Contact Gail Locklear at 770-992-0318.