By Stephaine Eberhardt. interior. Published at Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 - 10:53:06 AM.
Put simply. asymmetry is a type of balance that's often used in design. Typically. when people consider balance as a concept. they stick to working with symmetry — or mirror images — in their interiors. While that's always a viable option. it's far from the only one to choose from.In reality. there are three distinct forms of balance you can incorporate as part of your design. They are as follows:
There's actually a psychological basis for why this occurs. It has to do with the way our brains process information. They aim to pick up on as many patterns and repetitions as possible. so the mirroring effect of symmetrical design makes those rooms very easy to figure out. In asymmetrical spaces. the patterns are less immediately obvious. so it takes our brains a bit longer to process them and ultimately makes them more interesting.
The last step to becoming a master of asymmetrical design is to know how to apply these concepts in your own home. While there are no hard-and-fast rules for this one. we do have a couple of suggestions to get started.Make it a focal point: If you're going big with your asymmetrical element (like the fireplace above). make sure it's something that would be a natural focal point and build the rest of your design around it.
When working with removable wallpaper. the first step is to gauge the quality of your walls. Look for ones that aren't heavily textured or have lots of loose plaster. Smoother walls reduce your chances of having air pockets under the design on installation and ending up with a bubbly look.With the walls prepped. the possibilities are endless.