Let’s say you love one particular type of product, material or element, and you’re dying to use it in your home.
Maybe some reclaimed wood, a certain dramatic color, or some special glass tile...
You love that thing so much that you already have the perfect spot picked out for it:
The fireplace wall in your family room, the accent wall in the dining room, or the shower in your master bath...
And you’re ready to go for it. Get it in your home.
You’re going to love it!
But . . . Does it fit in?
Will it be all alone?
No friends? No siblings?
No one to play with or have a conversation with?
Will it look lonely and isolated?
Will it look like it doesn’t belong?
Creating balance in an interior is about spreading an element you absolutely love around the room, around the space, around your home, so there is no disconnect, no estrangement, no divorce from the environment.
So a sense of calm and order is maintained. So things don’t look out of kilter, imbalanced or lopsided.
Whenever I'm considering doing some sort of daring treatment in a space, I think about where a touch of it might be repeated to give some balance.
The reclaimed wood on the fireplace wall may also work on the island in the adjacent kitchen.
A bold color in a dining room could be repeated in some pillows in the living room across the hall.
That special glass tile in the shower stall can also be used around the vanity mirrors, or as a backsplash.
Elements are speaking to each other from across the room.
Balance is restored.
And everything feels at home.