‘Double take’ your own design and use a symmetrical approach to create a clean, focused and dynamic room that will function as well as it looks.
Whether you're a modernist or a traditionalist, you’ll find that a balanced approach to decor reaps huge rewards, leaving rooms focussed and free of clutter. Look at the room featured here and imagine drawing a line down the centre. The sofas are identical and sit opposite one another, each flanked by a pair of matching tables and lamps.
Don’t be afraid to bargain with retailers when buying a pair of sofas or other items instead of just one – they get extra sales, you get a bargain - and you’ll find that this look is actually easier to put together as you have less decisions to make since one idea is expressed by two pieces.
Map out your project on paper first, taking into account room and furniture sizes, and how occupants enter and leave the space. Think of the room’s primary function and then furnish appropriately. You can use lamps, throw pillows and artwork to further reinforce the visual balance.
The end product will be cleaner, easy on the eye and somewhat calming!