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.

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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 skinny tall lamp. The Malibu sectional’s chaise balances with the other side of the sofa.

Check out the Malibu Sectional by England Furniture.

Dimensions:
Width 148″
Depth 106″
Height 38″

5 Ways to Include a Pop of Color in Your Living Room

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Chandler Sectional England Furniture with green pops of color throughout the living roomIf you need to breathe a bit of life into your home during these gray winter days, one of the easiest ways to do that is by incorporating a pop of color into the living room. Adding a bright, happy color to one of the most used rooms in the house can create a positive atmosphere in your home. Here are a few ways to include a pop of color in your living room.

Pillows

Brightly colored pillows, like the ones on this Chandler Sectional by England Furniture, are simple details that can make a huge difference. Pillows can be an inexpensive update to a room, and if you’re handy, you can even reupholster pillows by hand.

Accent Chair

Accent chairs, like England Furniture’s Kinnett Chair, can add an interesting dimension into a room by introducing a whole new vibe. To have an accent chair blend into a room, it’s important to integrate that color throughout other aspects of the room so that it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Art

Adding striking art to the walls helps to make the room look more complete. Whether you opt for larger scale paintings or smaller framed water colors, pieces of art can add a splash of color to a wall without having to paint.

Vases and Light Fixtures

These elements help bring color into a room in a more discrete way. They can be tucked in a corner or prominently displayed on an end table or coffee table.

Ottoman

An ottoman, like this small Hollie Storage Ottoman by England Furniture, adds a fun hue that can be drawn from other elements in the space. Ottomans not only make a room more comfortable, but they often offer great storage.

Sectional Dimensions:
Width 80″
Depth 37″
Height 38″
Seat Width 66″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 21″