Probably whether we realize it or not, we are actively seeking balance in our surroundings. Our work environments and living spaces can evoke emotional responses, such as anxiety or relaxation.
Quality design professionals understand this and also take into consideration their clients’ personalities and needs in the space.
Achieving balance in a room is one of the keys to rousing the preferred emotions and can even inspire certain behaviors.
Whether an area needs to be functioning and work friendly, calm and restorative or energetic and social, thinking about how all of the elements can come together to obtain an intended goal will help lend to an effectively designed space.
In the design world, 3 types of balance are considered: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. Houzz offers a good rundown of the definitions.
Designers and architects report that in order to achieve equilibrium in a space these elements are key. Thinking in terms of rooms having an imaginary central line, they can be designed with these different types of balance.
According to the rules of symmetrical balance, arrangements or patterns are revolved around or repeated in conjunction with a central axis point in mind.
Rooms with an asymmetrical balance can give an at-ease and lived in feel, but may also be animated and energetic.
Employing a central line in the space, various items of equivalent visual weight that may be differently sized are on both sides of the line. Other details or decorations may be unequal in size but still correlate, like with similar colors.
Radial balance is probably a less customary approach. All aspects of a room designed this way extend from a central focal point that can start either in the middle or can project out.
For instance, these ceilings offer central points and the round rooms with unique wall length windows provides both indoor and outdoor spaces that revolve around them.
Taking tips from the experts when forming your own space helps bring out wanted features, and achieving balance is always a good thing.
All images are via Houzz.
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