Interior design is the balance of functionality and beauty. Experts have discovered that one of the main qualities we look for in aesthetically-pleasing environments is symmetry. However, sometimes, functionality and symmetrical layouts do not always correspond. So, now if you are left with a room that is not perfectly symmetrical, is it even possible to help enhance the aesthetics? The short answer, yes. There are several types of symmetries we can include in our homes. Having a room with a window on one wall or entryway in the corner does not “doom” your space from being beautiful. In fact, it gives you the freedom to express asymmetry throughout the atmosphere. If you are new to designing asymmetrical rooms, here are three ideas to help embrace the space:
A quick way to embrace an asymmetrical room is to eliminate imaginary lines in your head. Investing in a tile, hardwood, or plank flooring system is great; however, consider having it installed on an angle or with a herringbone pattern. This can help eliminate direction in your room. You can also place rugs in the room, not centered. Or, get a floor that installs in sheets, like cork. There are some disadvantages of cork flooring, but it doesn’t have the symmetric lines you’ll find with hardwood. Embrace the room and have a circular rug under half the bed or an area rug on an angle. These flooring hacks may seem simple but can really help enhance these spaces.
Décor and Furniture
Consider using unmatching décor or furniture-this does not mean you need to go full eclectic in your space. However, maybe your room is not designed for two matching nightstands. Perhaps, a bookshelf and an end table may do. Always look at the room and see what it needs. Never force your old space’s look into a new room that will not accept it.
Your lighting does not need to be just one light fixture with two mirror lamps on end tables in a room. Be creative and add rail lighting. You can use accent and task lighting to help give your room a feel of originality.
Many people attempt making a room symmetrical at all costs. Windows being covered by headboards, nightstands too close to doorways or awkward television placement in a room, can all be signs that you may need to rearrange some furniture. Embrace an asymmetrical room look and allow the architectural layout to guide your design.