The human eye is naturally inclined to find symmetrical designs appealing. So it’s no surprise that when designing a room, our designers often double up on everything from chairs to end tables to floor lamps, essentially creating two matching halves that add up to one gorgeous room.
Designing with symmetry in mind adds a sense of balance to your room. But a good rule of thumb is to try and add something that sets off the symmetry just a bit.
Center point: The dining table
Pairing strategy: Table lamps, accent chairs, or sculptural objects
Throw the symmetry off with: A table collection
Center point: The console table
Pairing strategy: Baskets, table lamps, or stools
Throw the symmetry off with: A catchall tray or miscellaneous objects
Center point: The bed
Pairing strategy: Nightstands, table lamps, or artwork
Throw the symmetry off with: Throw pillows or books