A quick summary of a grid system for the non-design folks: "a two-dimensional structure made up of a series of intersecting vertical and horizontal axes used to structure content. The grid serves as an armature on which a designer can organize text and images in a rational, easy to absorb manner."
What if you applied this design system to arranging/decorating your walls? That's exactly how Melissa and Tom of Milo & Ben approached the task of creating a visually balanced home office...6-step transformation:
Step three: You need to measure your wall and make some calculations. We had two wall sockets to deal with. You could paint them, but again, this was a temporary solution. You need to figure out how many rows and how many columns. If you don't like math, this could be the hardest part for you. Figure out where you want the artwork to hang and make the grid based on that. They are, and should be, your main focal point.Grid Systems in Graphic Design, a room could also utilize the exact spacing of a grid model to optimize proportional balance.
Now to apply the same ideas to our desk and computer desktop!
Want to follow suit? Check out the full how-to post over at Milo & Ben's Grid Wall.
(Photos and Images: Milo & Ben; Josef Müller-Brockmann)