Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical Balance

Which do you prefer symmetrical or asymmetrical design?

Balance is the even distribution of weight in a space.  Balance is essential for a well-designed space.  Two ways to achieve balance is through a symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangement.

In a symmetrical arrangement one side of the room mirrors the other side.  The same furnishings are used on  each  side of the room.
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formal living room with weathered floors

Asymmetrical arrangements are often times a little trickier to achieve.  The furnishings on each side of the room are different but the visual weight is still distributed evenly.

How cool is  this asymmetrical design?
Living rooms

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Which type of arrangement are you most drawn to?

There is one other way to achieve balance in a room  through radial balance.  I'll leave that for another post:)

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  1. I have to admit, I am a symmetrical girl all the way! I can appreciate asymmetrical design, but my rooms almost always have a symmetrical layout.

  2. I'm all about symmetrical. I don't have the money or the floor plan to achieve it in my home right now, but that's what I love. :)

  3. I am typically drawn to symmetrical balance when looking through magazines and things but I always tend to design with asymmetrical balance in my spaces. I LOVE the look of symmetrical but love the somewhat casual feeling that asymmetrical balance offers. Soooo I vote... BOTH!


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