Creating balance in an interior gives a room a satisfying and completed feel.
Balance makes the room feel comfortable, and it definitely makes it feel as if it was designed thoughtfully and with real purpose.
Repeating certain design elements in different parts of a room brings an effect of cohesion, of punctuation.
It’s like repeating your most important thought for emphasis in a speech.
Like balancing flavors in a meal for the perfect taste.
Like coordinating an event in a specific color scheme to create a certain ambience or style of party.
Creating balance with repetition drives something home. Makes it obvious. Allows your design to make a point or provide meaning.
Yes, of course, sometimes you want one single thing to shine. To be the star. To create a dramatic, jaw-dropping effect.
But most of the time, creating balance is all it takes to pull a room together.
a. Notice here how the coral on the table and lantern balances this foyer.
b. The white trim at the base of these chairs lightens their look and repeats the light energy of the walls so that, although dramatic, the black won’t be too heavy.
c. See how the green is repeated on the headboards, skirt, and then as the trim at the window?
d. Even this table setting repeats the orange color that’s around the table for lovely, balanced effect.