Visual balance and harmony are two of the most important factors to consider while designing a good space. Without proper harmony, your eyes cannot know where to rest which can result in a totally uncomfortable experience of the space. Since nobody wants to live in a home where visual comfort is of least importance, today we’ve compiled 5 easy tips to ensure visual balance and harmony in a room.
1. Feeling wholesome
So the first thing you always have to consider is making the space look totally wholesome. When you enter a room, you need to feel like everything belongs in its particular place and this is where visual balance comes in handy. Take a look at this image; the placement of the dining table and couch is strategically parallel. It keeps the space from looking empty. Similarly, the two windows are equally proportionate and designed in a way that complements the placement of the furniture. These are some small ways to achieve visual balance.
2. Color harmony
Color harmony does not mean that you need to match all the colors in your space – rather, it’s how you can balance out different colors with each other. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the bold colors of the living room have been chosen to make it stand out more than the neutral themed dining area. This is to make sure that the clutter of the dining space remains a backdrop to the more stylish and prominent living room.
3. Pattern diversity
So here’s the thing; if you’re using patterns in any way, shape or form in a particular space, you need to ensure that you balance them out. There are 2 ways to do that. The plain floor cushions in this image even out the bold patterns of the area rug. Similarly, the patterned throw pillows on the couch balance out the plainness and simplicity of its upholstery. But more than that, the backdrop – which would have otherwise looked plain – is balanced out by the geometric pattern of the pendent lights. All of this ensures a nice visual harmony within the space.
4. Heavy vs. heavy
So if you’re furnishing a room with 2 heavy objects, then you need to make sure that their build, shape and material finishes do not make the space look cluttered. Take a look at this image – while the bed and wardrobe are both large, they do not take away from the breezy quality of the space. This is primarily because the white bed covers and the neutral wooden texture of the wardrobe balance out the size and large proportions of these two objects, which create a good visual harmony.
5. Contrast is important
Lastly, contrast is so important when you’re creating a harmonized, properly balanced space. The lighter colors in any space should have at least a small amount of darkness in them. The navy blue pillows and the black compartment are the contrast balance in this light-hued bedroom interior design.