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Achieving Proportion with Home Decor

Posted on: March 11, 2010

When it comes to home décor, achieving proportion is important. Most home owners match pieces by pattern, color and shape. However, they tend to forget about proportion and balance and just how important it is when it comes to decor. The items that you buy need to be in proportion with the size of the area where they will be placed.

As a general rule, the larger the room or wall, the larger the pieces should be to keep everything in the room balanced correctly. There are three ways to use proportion and balance in your décor. The one you use will depend on the type of décor you have and on your own personal preference.

Symmetrical  balance uses identical objects to create balance to both sides of the wall or room. For instance, if you have a large window in your family room and there is a recliner on one side of the window, there should be a recliner on the other side of it. Simply put, whatever is placed on one side of a wall or room should be identical to the other side.

Asymmetrical  balanced is achieved by placing items of similar size on opposite sides of the room but they don’t have to be the exact same thing. You are creating balance by using items that have the same visual effect. Radial balance is not as well-known as the other two and it involves placing a large item in the center of several small items. The large piece will be the focal point and the smaller pieces will radiate outward.

Before you buy furniture or wall art measure the space where it will be placed. This will give you an idea of what size would fit the best and it will help prevent you from buying items that don’t fit. You will also need to choose between several small pieces or one large piece based on the size of the room or wall you will be decoration.

Avoid placing small objects in large spaces and vice versa because this makes the room look awkward and things look out of place. Don’t cover every area in the room because this can make things look crowded and it can be too overpowering. As a result, the room may feel uncomfortable and disorganized. By keeping the décor in your home proportioned correctly, you’ll give it a sense of balance and it will be more inviting.

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Some really useful advice here.
thanks

Thanks for reading!

An excellent article! I’d like to add one point. Concerning using the appropriate size art piece or pieces for your wall, it’s also possible, for a more dramatic look, to deliberately isolate a smaller work on a large open wall space, thereby giving it extra visual importance.

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