- How does the asymmetry actually work in the interior?
- Asymmetry in the interior as the focus of the overall interior design
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We all want to set up our apartments and houses in such a way that they are as comfortable as possible, look attractive and meet our needs and desires. Every room design must also be personal and carry strong individual notes. But how can this be achieved? In this article, we want to present you with great options for trendy interiors. We assume that you try to introduce certain ideas into the interior design and then implement them through furniture arrangement or suitable room accessories. Even small rooms want to appear larger, which is why many homeowners opt for perfect order. Even numerous interior designers are also of the opinion that symmetry visually enlarges the interior and creates the perfect balance. But we want to take a critical look at the symmetrical room design and present some counter-arguments as to why you should opt for asymmetry in the interior. We will show you in a moment how you can use asymmetrical elements to give your home more character and individuality.
Asymmetry in interiors is now synonymous with trendy and sublime design.
Asymmetry is an important concept not only in art but also in interiors. Asymmetrical elements create more visual interest than mirror-like similarity. These also attract more attention and often turn into a distinctive design feature of modern room design.
A little more even. Asymmetry in the interior has become a strong trend in interior design in recent years. With asymmetrical room elements, one tries to banish boredom from one's own four walls and to introduce a little more visual interest there. Your living space can still look perfectly balanced, even if you avoid any mirror images and rely on asymmetry. Just forget about the perfect arrangement, because it is no longer modern. Asymmetry in the interior is now in and sets the tone in modern interior design!
You can create a trendy, asymmetrical room design with matching furniture and home accessories.
First of all, we would like to clarify some important terms. We're assuming here that asymmetry is a type of balance that's often used in design. However, most people prefer symmetrical elements when furnishing and designing their own four walls. This creates mirror-like images in the interior. From a practical point of view this is a very good option, but far from the only one. In practice, there are three different forms of balance in interior design. These are:
- Symmetric or still called formal balance: the space is divided into two halves that reflect each other. We all know the classic symmetrical design: in the living room there are two sofas facing each other and a coffee table in between.
The classic symmetrical room design is broken up by murals and sculptures around the fireplace.
- Asymmetric or informal balance in interior design: in this case, the space is visually balanced by the repetition of similar shapes, lines and colors. There is no reflection or exact duplication of shapes and patterns. For example, in most cases, an asymmetrically designed living room has a couch with a side table at one end and a floor lamp at the other end of the couch.
- Radial or axial balance: with this option, similar objects are placed around a common center point. This type of balance in space is most commonly used in dining room designs.
Asymmetrically arranged wall plates bring a strong dose of mobility to the interior in retro style.
Now that you know what interior asymmetry is, it's important to take a closer look at why people use it in their room designs. The most common reason is that the asymmetry in the interior creates more visual interest and adds some movement. Where the repetition of symmetrical arrangements can feel monotonous over time, asymmetrical looks keep us on our toes.
Perfect example of asymmetry in the interior full of bizarre touches and a mix of styles.
There is actually a psychological basis for why this is happening. It has to do with how our brain processes information. We aim to include as many patterns and repetitions as possible so that the mirror effect of the symmetrical design makes these spaces appear very simple. Our brain can easily figure out all symmetrical elements at once. However, in asymmetrical spaces, the patterns are not immediately recognizable, so our brains take a little longer to process them. This ultimately makes them seem more interesting.
Designed in a uniform gray palette, this modern living room is full of panache and agility thanks to the asymmetry in the interior.
There are some tips and tricks that will allow you to make the asymmetry in the interior the focal point of the overall interior design. On the one hand you attract everyone's attention, on the other hand you can make a statement and give the room character and personality. How exactly could you go about it? The most popular idea is to make the space around the fireplace asymmetrical. A fireplace is usually placed against a wide wall and is a definite eye-catcher in the living room. Now you can arrange paintings or other home accessories on either side of the fireplace without creating a reflection. The experts call this artificially generated asymmetry. In this case, the room looks lively and there is no trace of boredom in the interior. The next pictures can confirm this thesis.
In this stylishly furnished living room, the built-in fireplace is the focal point around which there is asymmetry in the interior.
The stone wall attracts everyone's attention and fits perfectly into this asymmetrical and very dynamic room design.
Another great way to create asymmetry in the interior and thereby add visual interest to it is to create a small gallery wall. You can hang paintings, pictures, graphics or various works of art on the wall above the sofa. You don't have to pay attention to a symmetrical design. It is only important that your arrangement has a connecting element. For example, the colors throughout the room could combine or complement each other perfectly, forming a complete whole. Itself repeating elements with similar colors, lines and shapes are exactly what you need to create harmony in your interior. As illustrated in the next pictures.
Asymmetrically hanging works of art arouse more interest on the petrol blue background.
A harmoniously designed interior in no way excludes asymmetry in the interior design.
In order not to make too many changes, but still create a well-balanced asymmetry in the interior, you can only make the wall more interesting. A diagonal line is the key here! This divides the wall in two and attracts everyone's attention. You can then paint the two parts in contrasting colors. Place matching floor lamps in front of it and don't overdo it with the furniture. Leave more free space and the eye-catching effect is guaranteed!
The wall is divided in two by a diagonal line, with both halves painted in contrasting colors. The eye-catching effect is great!
There are other interesting examples of asymmetry in the interior in our picture gallery, which can only inspire you with this unique interior design trend. Asymmetrical stairs or brick wall, interesting idea for storing firewood and much more can inspire your imagination and unleash your creativity! The Freshideen editorial team wishes you lots of fun watching!
How do you like this idea for storing firewood in the living room?
Minimalist designed staircase that looks super attractive!
With attention to detail!
There is no trace of chaos in the design of this gallery wall, this is deliberate asymmetry in the hallway!
You can do something like this with colorful wall plates and refresh your hallway in retro style.
Picture wall in an asymmetrical arrangement in the bedroom.
The asymmetrical skylight fits perfectly into the interior.
For fans of ethno motifs in boho style!
The home office can also be set up to move, just like this small work corner.
Asymmetry in the simply furnished living room.
And also in this bedroom designed in grey.