Balance is basically the equal distribution of visual weight of a room or display. Balance can be achieved in different ways:

Symmetrical Balance: Symmetrical balance can be achieved when like objects are placed on either side of a space or object. (ex. A pair of matching candlesticks on either end of a console or mantel). Symmetry can feel a bit more formal or traditional.

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Asymmetrical Balance: Asymmertrical balance is achieved when different objects with similar visual weight are used to create balance. This look is typically more relaxed, casual and unexpected.

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Whether you prefer symmetrical or asymmetrical designs, just keep balance in mind and you’ll be well on your way to creating a room that is comfortable, inviting and looks great too!