When designing a room, you should consider how others portray the space. In all forms of art, there are general notions which encompass how we conceive beauty. A room’s aesthetic is a philosophical theory with guiding principles that direct how we interpret the space. Something, as simple as clutter, can give an inclination that the room is small and messy; however, an open floor plan may make the room feel airy and energetic. While the floor plan and blueprint of the room can impair how a place looks, it doe not limit you to better the room’s aesthetics.
Here are four universal rules to incorporate in your space to help spruce up your room’s overall aesthetics and ambiance:
Your room will need a theme. Whether a color theme or a decorative theme, it should be consistent throughout the space. Decide what your design style is; do you like modern or rustic, neutral color palettes or colorful? Once you have picked a theme, be very cognitive of everything you put in the room on display. Make sure everything has a purpose or compliments the theme. Theming a room is an essential step to first developing your room’s aesthetic appeal.
- Symmetry and Balance
Every room needs to have symmetry and balance. Studies have shown that a person with a symmetrical face can appear more attractive. Your space can abide by this concept as well. You do not need to make your room a mirror image of itself, but know when to add a complimenting piece of furniture or piece of art. Adding symmetry, where needed, in your room will help you achieve balance.
Nothing throws off a room’s Feng Shui like clutter and messes. Making sure everything has a designated home is essential to keeping your room clutter-free. Organization bins can help you keep your room looking clean and organized. Do not feel obligated to fill every nook and cranny of your shelves. Keeping some shelves bare can help amplify the rooms overall openness.
How does your room flow? You need to step back and look at your place as it develops. Consider how the room flows. Is there enough space to walk freely? Can you see focal points in the room from sitting areas? Consider entrances and exits to the room and their accessibility. If your space is hard to maneuver through, it can hurt the overall aesthetic feel to the room.
Adding these tips to your room will help you make your room more visually appealing. The room’s aesthetic is vital to creating the desired atmosphere. Have fun when designing your space and consider all the ways you can amplify your room.