Sta­tion Road Home’s 9 prin­ci­ples of a well-bal­anced room.

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1. Ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures which de­fine a room such as pic­ture win­dows, gor­geous views and fire­places, must be re­spected as the pivot point for bal­anc­ing a room.

2. Visual weight of a well-bal­anced room pro­por­tion­ally pleases the eye, cre­ates in­ter­est and cre­ates good flow of space.

3. Sym­me­try where key ob­jects such as so­fas and un­usual ta­ble lamps are re­peated or mir­rored along a cen­tral axis to cre­ate a har­mo­nious space.

4. Asym­me­try is of­ten used in con­tem­po­rary de­sign, for a more re­laxed and lively in­te­rior space re­ly­ing more on the eye’s sense of bal­ance to com­plete the de­sign.

5. Tex­ture and pat­tern are im­por­tant when con­sid­er­ing the over­all mood you are cre­at­ing. Gen­er­ally, a ca­sual room is bal­anced with matt fin­ishes, tac­tile tex­tures, sub­tle pat­terns and fur­ni­ture fin­ishes- while a for­mal room favours more re­flec­tive sur­faces, shim­mer­ing metallics, strong pat­terns and a more de­fined colour pal­ette.

6. Pro­por­tion and fur­nish­ing shapes need careful at­ten­tion es­pe­cially when com­bin­ing an as­sort­ment of straight lined pieces, curved el­e­gant items, boxy solids, translu­cent or fine lined ma­te­ri­als, sculp­tural shapes and a mix of pieces sit­ting down to the floor or up on legs.

7. The cen­tre point is the first item the eye is drawn to in a room, nor­mally cen­tred on a wall or in the mid­dle of the room. Al­ways in­vest in the best cen­tre point ob­ject you can af­ford, this will give the great­est per­son­al­ity to the re­main­der of the in­te­rior space.

8. Rep­e­ti­tion, pro­gres­sion and tran­si­tion de­fine the rhythm of your home and al­low you to cre­ate a sense of move­ment. Rep­e­ti­tion uses the same el­e­ment thor­ough­out the room, be it colour, pat­tern or tex­ture. Pro­gres­sion in­volves tak­ing an el­e­ment and in­creas­ing or de­creas­ing its qual­i­ties such as a group of var­i­ous sized can­dles or a grad­ual colour change. Tran­si­tion is all about cre­at­ing smooth con­nec­tions or flow be­tween the var­i­ous el­e­ments of your decor.

9. Be pre­pared to change! Some­times un­ex­pected el­e­ments give art­ful bal­ance and unique per­son­al­ity to the home.

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