Symmetry in interior design is defined in myriad ways. We are drawn this definition by this from The Composed Interior blog, “Symmetrical balance is achieved by arranging elements on either side of the center of a composition in an equally weighted manner. Symmetrical balance can be thought of as 50/50 balance or like a mirror image.” Symmetry works beautifully with any design style and that includes modern.
Today, let’s look at three rooms that illustrate the use of symmetry in decor. The living room above uses that balance to create an aesthetically pleasing look. A pair of comfortable lounge chairs, flanked by glass and metal accent tables, topped by large black table lamps, along with wall art and decorative pillows use symmetrical balance to great benefit.
The living room below shows us even more symmetrical balance elements including windows, artwork, tables with tall lamps, sofas, and chairs. What a lovely space!
Of all the rooms in your modern home, perhaps a guest room or master bedroom offers the prime opportunity to showcase symmetrical balance. Matching nightstands and lamps on either side of the bed. In the bedroom shown below, awesome hanging lights above the nightstands take the place of table lamps. Mirrors accent symmetrical architectural elements behind the lights and nightstands. Twin slipper chairs add beauty and comfort at the foot of the bed as well as more symmetry.
A pair of gorgeous Connall Chairs would be just right to add symmetrical balance at the foot of the bed.
Two of these Polo chairs would work exceptionally well to add symmetry to your modern living room--oh so comfortable and stylish, too.
We hope you will enjoy discovering ways to elevate your interior spaces with symmetrical balance. Some folks are afraid using symmetry will lead to a boring room. As you have seen a balanced room design is anything but boring. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.
As always, we at Gfurn are here to assist you with anything you need. See you soon!