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Making your home feel like a reflection of your own style is most of our ultimate goal.
There are hundreds of ideas right at our fingertips that can spark up our inspiration and just as many products to help us achieve our dream home.
Although having these options available is great, there’s a catch.
Interior design has specific rules that can completely transform how a room feels and if these design concepts are out of whack, there’s no inspiration or expensive decor that can help.
And that brings up today’s topic: Symmetry in interior design.
What is Symmetry in Interior Design?
Symmetry happens when both sides of a composition mirror each other, taking a central axis as the starting point.
You can achieve symmetrical balance when the visual weight of both sides of your design is perfectly equal. Although applying symmetry is not an absolute must when you’re decorating, it’s essential to be aware of it. Even if you want to go the complete opposite way and create an asymmetrical design. Conversely, I personally often prefer asymmetry, and it’s carefully thought out with more of an artist set of eyes.
Nevertheless, applying the basics of symmetry in interior design will help create balance. It WILL add a harmonious feel to your interiors, no matter your style!
Use a Focal Point – House of Jade Interiors
Symmetry? Use Furniture Strategically – Airows
A pair of vibrant green chairs, a pair of floor-length mirrors, and two identical lamps create the famous mirroring effect that our naked eye feels naturally drawn to.
When in Doubt, Gallery Wall – Domino
Symmetry in Interior Design: The Home Office Edition – Priority Home and Design
Along with the mirroring effect of both workstations (smartly divided by a built-in bookshelf), the pale aqua color and bronze accents offer a cohesive rhythm that ties the room together.
Showcase Your Art with Symmetry in Interior Design- RH | Restoration Hardware
Balanced Harmony in the Bedroom – Style Your Senses
If you thought symmetry is boring, this stylish bedroom will definitely change your mind! The light blue colored wall stands out beautifully against the bronze mirrors, making a statement of elevated style.
With a masterful use of proportions and an exquisite color palette, this space creates a sublime sense of tranquility.
Use Symmetry to Play With Furniture – Remodelista
The owners of this home decided to give their classy living room a twist. Using two loveseats and one buttery-soft leather tufted day bed instead of a more traditional setting layout. With a golden-framed mirror as a focal point, two identical doors on each side, and the decor items perfectly placed, this space is one symmetrical dream.
Symmetrical Balance: The Mantel – @michelle_janeen
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The right mantel can transform a dull fireplace into an eye-catching work of art. To take your mantel design to new heights, use the mirror-image symmetry concept, just like in this stunning example!
The white pumpkins, glossy lantern candlesticks, and silver dollar eucalyptus stems stand out beautifully against the crisp white brick wall, making this mantel a sophisticated work of art.
Aren’t these examples just stunning? The takeaway of this golden rule of design is that it can be applied to any home, anywhere, no matter your personal style!