Just like great music there is always at least one thing all great spaces have in common, rhythm. We all know how rhythm works in music it gives a song the framework to build upon by repeating musical elements in a harmonious fashion. The same is true for your home. By repeating visual elements such as colors, lines and shapes we create a rhythm that leads our eye from one area to the next giving the space harmony.
Here are a couple things to think about as they relate to the rhythm of your room:
1. Focal Point First - All rooms will have a focal point you, need to start with this feature first. Some spaces have a predefined focal point like a picture window or fireplace. Other rooms have elements that should always be a focal point like in a bedroom where the bed should always be the focal point of the space. Some rooms you have to define that focal point like a bathroom, you don't want the toilet to take center stage so draw attention to another element like the vanity or the mirror.
2. Spread the Love - Once your focal point has been established take the elements of the focal point and incorporate them into the other components of the room. If your bed has an upholstered headboard with a unique color look for ways to bring that color back into the space with other pieces like a lamp, rug or a piece of furniture. Every element in a room should have at least one other element that it is related to.
3. Appreciate the Small Things - As you are looking for elements to repeat don't forget to look at the little details as they can make the biggest impact when paired to an unexpected mate. Consider how the pattern that the windows form across the wall can come back into the space through the shape of a piece of furniture or light fixture. These are the unique connections that pull elements of what may seem to be an unmatched room together.
Rhythm is the thread that ties all of the elements of a space together so as you are pulling your space together ask yourself if you can feel its rhythm. Once the rhythm has been set the rest will fall into place.
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