There are lots of principles, guidelines and elements of design that they teach you in design school, and this week I am going to share with...

WHY ODD IS GOOD!!

There are lots of principles, guidelines and elements of design that they teach you in design school, and this week I am going to share with you one of those design essentials to help you accessorize your home! (Free of College tuition!)


There is a little known rule in the design field called The Rule of Thirds. It is often used in photography, art, and architecture as a Principle of Composition, but it also plays a large role as one of the Principles of Design in Interior Design to create balance using asymmetry. The rule has also been used in conjunction with The Golden Ratio. This theory works, using not only 3 of something, but using odd numbers to create harmonizing arrangements as well. 


The basic theory of the rule implies that details and objects grouped or organized in odd numbers are more aesthetically pleasing and harmonious than even-numbered pairings. Using odd numbers creates harmony and suggests movement and visual interest. Arranging objects in odd number groupings helps to create a focal point. Within a grouping, there should also be varying heights, textures or shapes to keep the arrangement visually stimulating. You can use like items of the same color and subject matter or have fun and mix it up!

Remember this is really more of a guideline than a rule! What's most important is that you surround yourself with things that make you happy. Have fun with it!


Below are some examples of objects arranged using odd number groupings:













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