Finding Balance: Proportion, yin and yang, moderation in all things.
In the interior design of your room the arrangement of furnishings isn’t so much about symmetry and evenness, as it is about proportions, and finding that proper balance. Although using the word proper sounds so stuffy, and all about following some hard and fast decorating rule, it’s not. Proper in this case means finding the right and fitting pieces that work well for the room.
How do you know when a room is unbalanced? Often it’s more about how it feels rather than looks. If something feels off, it probably is. Most commonly it’s the seating, either too much furniture, or not enough. Sometimes it can be the lighting when there isn’t enough natural, versus lamp light, and sometimes there isn’t the proper balance of hard and soft. Too many hard metal or wood pieces just beg for an upholstered addition to the room. How about scale? When you have too many little things, no matter how great each piece, it turns to clutter. Color? Too much, not enough? Pattern, none? Your room may need a bit of life. All pattern? Throw some solids in to tame it. Everything new in the room? Add a vintage piece. Style ultra traditional? Add a bit of contemporary for the proper balance.