The easiest way to understand balance is to picture a scale with equal weights on either side. But that doesn’t mean that each side has to be exactly the same. A pound of feathers will balance with a pound of lead, but they’re definitely going to look a little different! Design elements don’t have to be identical to “weigh” the same and when the details of are in balance, they create a sense of calm even if they seem chaotic on their own.
Here are five ways you can use this design principle to make your home feel calmer:
1. Make it useful: You probably have to keep some things out on your counter. Whether they’re appliances, spice racks, or fruit bowls, arrange them so they balance the space and your counters won’t feel cluttered.