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Design Ideas Wednesday

Posted by Scandeez On 1:55 PM
Hi Everyone! It’s Wednesday, the day when we begin the downhill slide to the weekend. This is the perfect time to give you a chance for a little mental break, and I would love to introduce that the theme every Wednesday on the blog is “Design Ideas Wednesday”. I will be showing you little design tips and tricks for your home, patios, decks, outdoor spaces, work spaces, etc. I hope you check in every week. And please feel free to comment, we love to hear what you have to say! So go grab your favorite beverage and take a few minutes break, you deserve it!

Trust Yourself

Believe it or not, when it comes to design and placement of items within a space, most people know what to do; they just need to trust their instincts and their eye. When I have worked with clients in the past, most of the time they just needed me to let them know that they were on the right track, a little bit of encouragement and a small amount of advice here and there.
So let’s start with some of the basics over the next few weeks. That way you will have a bit of knowledge, and we all know that knowledge builds confidence in oneself.

This week let’s discuss the basics of balance of design. There are 2 categories that balance will fall into: symmetry and asymmetry.



Symmetry

Most people understand symmetry and this is the easiest one to do. This is when everything is equal and balanced on each side of an imaginary line. The things we look at here are size, number of items, color and shapes. When you add up the total number of objects on each side of the line, the sum will be an even number.

Here is an example of symmetry:


Imagine that the objects above are pictures and the line is a partial wall between 2 rooms. One can stand looking at the partial wall and see all the pictures at the same time. Notice how balanced it feels to your eye. There are the same number of pictures on each side of the partial wall. The pictures are the same shape and size. The pictures are also at the same height as another picture on the other side.


Asymmetry is the opposite of symmetry. Everything is unequal and unbalanced on each side of an imaginary line. We still look at size, number of items, color and shapes. They just take on a new meaning here.

Here is an example of asymmetry:


Same scenario here as the last one, imagine that the objects above are pictures and the line is a partial wall between 2 rooms. Stand looking at the partial wall and see all the pictures at the same time. Notice how it still feels balanced to your eye, even though there are not the same number of pictures on each side of the partial wall and the pictures are not the same shape and size. This is where we get into the term ‘weight of an object’. The weight of an object is how heavy or light your eye perceives it to be. The square on the right is perceived to be heavy because of it’s overall size. Whereas the weight of one of the individual shapes on the left is perceived to be light because of it’s overall size. When we place the 3 shapes on the left together, your eye perceives them to be heavier because of their proximity to each other. The eye will perceive them as a set, therefore more like one object. Now let me show you something else that should help you understand this term.


I have redrawn the square(on the right side of the line) in gray over the 3 shapes (on the left side of the line). Notice how the square is actually the same size as the 3 shapes together? The eye blends the 3 shapes together into one and perceives the weight to be the blended size. This is why your eye will view the asymmetry as pleasing and balanced.


Here is a great video that shows Asymmetrical Design Schemes for Wall Hangings by Craig Hale. Craig has a degree in Interior Design and he currently designs in Missoula, Montana for Hunting & Gathering.

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Here is a great video that shows Symmetrical Design Schemes for Wall Hangings by Craig Hale.

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