By Stephaine Eberhardt. interior. Published at Friday, May 04th, 2018 - 15:26:04 PM.
If simply displaying art is not to your taste. you may not have to forgo hanging entirely. Here. it's all about getting creative with the way they're hung. Take the picture above as an example. With a little planning. a variety of household items can be transformed into part of a DIY gallery.
Symmetrical/formal balance: This type of balance is created by taking the room and splitting it into two halves that mirror each other. It could. for example. include a living room that features two sofas with a coffee table between them.Asymmetrical/informal balance: In this case. the room is balanced by the repetition of similar forms. lines and colors. but there is no mirroring or exact duplication.
Take a second to think of all the mirror images you've seen in interior design. More than likely. the images you're thinking of are stately living rooms that feature double couches or a long dining table with two rows of identical chairs. This rigid duplication of symmetrical design has a tendency to present as more formal and even a little stuffy.
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.