It can be hard to strike the balance between order and chaos when decorating or accessorising a room, you can walk the line between making a room look unfriendly and cold or cluttered and uncomfortable. There are a few simple tricks you can do to make sure your home is always welcoming without being disorderly, and it all begins with symmetry.
Symmetry can alter the atmosphere of your home, and simple science can explain why.
Our eyes are able to take in separate pieces of information, but our brains simplify those pieces of information into a singular pattern in order to recognise them. As far as interiors are concerned, this means that we see rooms as a whole; a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom, before we can focus on the individual design elements themselves.
So when we have a balanced design in a room our brains breathe a sigh of relief, as the amount of information it has to process is minimal, if we see a busy and cluttered room however, our brain is working overtime to try and process everything out eyes are seeing, making it unappealing.
By picking up on a repeating a pattern, we are able to process the individual elements faster. Since we are easily able to understand symmetrical spaces, we often think of them as more aesthetically pleasing.