Creating Balance in Interior Design

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Redecorating your space can be fun and refreshing–especially with Spring approaching. With so many ideas online, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by pieces that look like they go together, but don’t quite look right in your space. One trick interior designers turn to when laying out a space is a principle of design: balance.

Balance can help you determine where something “goes”. Whether you’ve purchased a new piece of furniture, or you’re just adding in a new lamp, balance can guide your design decisions.

There are three primary types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. Symmetrical balance refers to mirroring over a central axis, while asymmetrical has more to do with weight. Radial balance means a room is arranged around a central point to evoke centrifugal motion.

Pictured here is a great example of asymmetrical balance. You can see how the weight of the room is balanced out by a small side table and a tall, skinny lamp. The Malibu sectional’s chaise balances with the other side of the sofa.

Check out the Malibu Sectional by England FurnitureMalibuEnglandFurniture
Dimensions:
Width 148″
Depth 106″
Height 38″

About | Chesterfield Sofas

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The origin story of the Chesterfield style dates all the way back to the 18th century. The Earl of Chesterfield wanted a piece of furniture that matched his elegance and royalty, and so the design was created. It features beautiful quilted leather, nailhead trim, low seats, and high rolled arms.

Truly a chair made for royalty, the Chesterfield style took the furniture industry by storm and has continued to inspire designers for many years and, hopefully, many more to come. England Furniture Company’s Dorchester Abbey Rondell Sofa 2R05 perfectly captures this design style with its large arms, low seating, and beautiful bronze nails.

Dimensions:

Width 99″

Depth 41″

Height 33″

Seat Width 73″

Seat Depth 23″

Seat Height 20″