Steps To Creating a Balanced Room
Have you ever wondered why tiny Ikea rooms look so cozy? Or why do movie characters always live in perfect houses? It’s not because of the furniture, the color of the walls or carpets. The interior looks perfect when it has a balance.
To reach a balance, you need to combine different pieces of furniture and colors, add elements of decor, and try not to clutter up the space. As you can understand, it is not the easiest thing to do. A lot of people seek guidance from professional interior designers.
According to the design experts from The Pattisall Group Hilton Head Island, a balanced room can solve the problem of little space and even help to cope with stress.
Here are some tips on how to create a balanced room on your own:
Find a center point
Every room in your house should have a center point. It will help you divide the space and reach the balance. Any piece of furniture can become a focal point in the room. Follow basic rules: your center point shouldn’t be too far away from the entrance and too small. Also, it should be the highlight of your interior design project.
Your focal point should not necessarily be in the middle of the room. However, keep in mind that it shouldn’t be hidden behind the plants or closet.
Choose your point on your own: it can be a coffee table or sofa in the living room, bed in the bedroom and dining table in the kitchen.
Once you establish a focal point, it will be easier to decorate the space around.
Make your room more spacious
Overcrowding your space will make you feel uncomfortable in your own house. That’s why you should declutter your rooms and leave only the pieces of furniture you need. Also, avoid moving all the furniture against the wall. It will help you to achieve ‘breathing space’ effect.
If you have a little room, feel free to use tricks from the interior design psychology. For instance, you can place more mirrors in order to make your room visually bigger.
To maximize living space in your bedroom, you should give up on doors and keep large items away from your windows. This easy solution will help you make your room brighter and hence larger.
Also, consider painting your walls and ceiling light colors and changing your current light bulbs to halogen ones - they can provide warm light.
To brighten up the whole room and make it more spacious, you can use the space in the empty corners by placing there an oversized floor lamp.
Bring some plants
If your house doesn’t feel like home to you, consider getting some plants. They can fill dead space and solve the problem of awkwardly empty corners in the room. Also, you can use plants as decorative elements.
The indoor plants can soften angular lines and add more light no matter what color scheme you already have in your house.
Let’s not forget that all plants have a positive impact on human’s overall health - they can help improve mental health, boost the immune system, increase productivity, and enhance the quality of air.
To create a balance in your house, you should find furniture pieces that are not the same height. For instance, if you have only pieces of low height in your room (bed, table, and dresser), add some large plants or standing lamps.
Choose theme color
Feel free to choose any color scheme you like. However, consider choosing neutral colors for large items in your room (e.g., the sofa in the living room or walls). It will allow you to play around with colorful elements (photos, pillows, flowers, lights).
Add some art
Different kinds of decor elements in your house can make your space cozier. If you don’t want to use your photos or plants as parts of interior decor, consider helping out local artists by buying their works. Also, you can print some pictures you like or draw it yourself. If you have neutral colors in your room, feel free to choose bright and large pieces of art. Photos, plants, statues can also be a focal point in your room.
The bottom line
Creating a balanced room will help you transform your house and make it cozier. First of all, you need to declutter your space and choose the center point. Secondly, consider using interior design psychological tricks to make your room look bigger. Keep in mind that indoor plants and pieces of art can also design your space and help reach the balance.