Stylist Secrets: 6 Ways to Create More Visual Harmony in Your Home

But making sure that one side of a room doesn’t look “heavier” than the other — say by having multiple bulky pieces or a dark color contrasted with a side that lacks furniture or color — will make the entire room feel balanced all around. 6. So use rugs to connect seating arrangements together. Many of the ways you could create more harmony in a space involve mastering other important interior design principles. 2. Add more symmetry

3. It’s more than just feeling like everything goes together — it’s the sense that the whole space is better for every element in it. It doesn’t mean everything has to be matchy-matchy, but a room full of elements that connect to one another somehow visually will have a bit more harmony than one that is full of a lot of different looking elements that don’t seem to relate to each other at all. And here are six ways to add more of it to your home! That trick can certainly be eye-catching and sometimes just the thing a weird spot in a corner or a wall needs. What is harmony, when it comes to one’s home? 5. Achieve visual balance

If you’ve heard someone say something like “there’s too much visual weight” in one side a room, they’re definitely not talking about how many actual pounds there are. Connect far away design elements by layering throughout the space. It can mean bringing order to a room that feels a little chaotic, but while still keeping the space looking interesting. Make sure most items have a purpose

(Image credits: Sophie Timothy; Lizzie Ford; Submitted by Roderick; Carolyn Purnell) So intentionally leave room for the eyes to rest on negative space, or space that doesn’t have a lot of design elements going on. Don’t let anything feel like its tethered away from the reality of your home’s design. 1. But in general, harmonious spaces are ones where everything feels connected and cohesive.

Updated: 24.11.2014 — 23:41