Balance is will keep different elements from outweighing others and size is important to help keep your project to scale. These bring up our next design categories: Space and Emphasis. How to make sure there is enough space in the room works complementary to the scale and size of items in the room. Emphasis can play off the color tones put into the room and be a great way to make key elements in your room stand out above others. To help you better understand the concept, we dug a little deeper into what emphasis truly means.
Does your room have a focal point? How do you emphasize this location or object? Adding emphasis to an object can visually impact the room’s design. Lighting and contrasting is a great way to highlight your room’s focal points. If you project a light onto an object, it will draw attention to it. You can also paint a wall a contrasting color to make a furniture piece or artwork pop out more.
Emphasis is an intriguing way to create a visual impact to your space. How you emphasize focal points in the room can be a fun and creative way of expressing your own design style. You can start out small and work your way up to bigger objects/locations in your space, but be sure to never overcrowd a room.
Space is an important element of design which shows a strong balance between shape and lines. With colors and lighting, you can also emphasize what you want to be your primary focus in the room. Try to encapsulate all of these elements to find the perfect balance. Lastly, this leaves the final elements of design which will tie everything together: Harmony. Be sure to read the final post of the series: fundamentals of design part 5.