5 Tips For Balancing Your Decor

5 Tips For Balancing Your Decor

Rebecca Orlov
Aug 26, 2009

Sometimes it's how you simply feel in a space that makes all the difference. If there's too many heavy pieces or the layout is too cluttered then the balance and harmony of a space can feel off. After the jump check out five tips for creating balance in a room.

1) Have a few pieces that anchors the space. These pieces could be a couch a bookcase - things that provide weight in the room.

2) Use different textures throughout the space - maybe a shag rug, wooden frames and glass side tables. These accents also provide weight without the physical size of furniture.

3) Design your lighting so it not just provides light for the space but so it spotlights certain decor as well. This will add extra form and design to an accent piece - say artwork on the walls.

4) Work with both the lines and height of the furniture, decor and the room, itself. In the 1st photo in this post, the horizontally placed picture is balanced with the length of the glass console table. In the 2nd photo pictured, harmony is found with the accents that are randomly placed because they share similar height as well as the propeller matching the lines of the console.

5) Along these lines, really consider scale in the space. If you have floor-to-ceiling window treatments on one side of the room, place vertical items on the other - say a tall indoor tree or art work that hangs at a similar level of the window.

What other ways do you balance your decor at home? Share your tips below.

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Image 1: Rebecca Orlov at The Red House Interiors
Image 2:
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