Continuing on yesterday’s vein, let’s talk today about balance.
Balance, scale and proportion all work together to create a unified whole.
When you get these three right you have a space that is inviting.
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From the outside in, balance sets the tone. It doesn’t always have to be set by symmetry but it is easiest to see this way.
Here, balance is achieved through the repetition of shapes.
Here, we see it in the placement of windows and lamps:
Color can also be used
As can pattern:
notice how the repetition of the brown in the rug and sofa tie back to the brown in the painting and then the pop of citron pillows is just enough off to pull that color to the other side of the room without “matching” the painting.
Here the orange chair balances a strong painting.
Again, the blue chairs pull that color across the room.
We see balance in nature all the time.
And what about this guy, can you imagine him with a random assortment of tail feathers. LOL
Textures also have to be balanced so be sure you have pleasing proportions of rough to smooth.
It’s not as easy as it looks is it?
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