Finally a scale we need not be afraid of! teehee. This is the second of my 7 part “Principal of Design” blogs to help you create your own inspired space.
Scale or proportion in design is the relationship between objects with respect to size, number and relation between parts of a whole.
Experience designers will tell you that this principal of design is THE most important. The Roman’s and many great civilizations built their masterpieces around the scale of 1.618. There is something in human DNA that prefers this scale- CRAZY! So to say your too small side table or oversize plant just bothers you…..is science people!!
Here are my tips to keep your eyes on the proportions in your home:)
This is an example of bad scale use. The cupboards are relatively short compared to the ceiling height and the track lighting is the wrong length for the room. The cock is too small and placed too high
In this living room the furniture is too small and the window coverings are hung in groupings that are too thin
This room is close to perfect but the light fixture is too large
This room is on the smaller size but the large scale size of the bookshelf and window make it feel larger. The large table suits this room
The scale of this large table and mirror are balanced with the chair and ottoman seat height. If taller chairs were used the room would feel too full of furniture
This room has great proportions. The sofa mirrors the long line of the fireplace and coffee table is perfectly accessorized with a pair of vases and floral to add height. There are also 5 books on the table grouped in 3 and 2. When grouping accessories 3,5, and 7 are ideal together.
These window coverings are too BIG for this room
This room is close….. the tall plant mirrors the scale of the window and treatments. The rug and the floor lamp on the left are too small though
This low wide scale of the furniture works in this room with high celings. If you don’t want to go high in scale a wide low approach can work too as it will visually fill the space
This room is balanced by the oversize mirror and art on adjacent walls
This small kitchen has small accents that mirror the size of the room. Also the square backsplash tile work well here instead of a longer rectangular tile as it does not overwhelm the small space
The vase is too big and the curtain swag too small for this room
Perfect balance in this room of furniture, rug, lighting and art and decor placement
Contemporary Living room perfectly balance