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When it comes to designing a home, many are not familiar with actual design terms. However, there are two terms that should be highly stressed when developing a design concept for your personal space. In today’s post, we will explain the difference between Symmetry vs. Asymmetry.

Symmetry

They say less is more. Symmetry plays a major design factor in minimal, modern spaces, and clean traditional living spaces. Symmetry often involves an effortless pattern of direct uniformity; simply meaning that chairs are directly aligned and that there’s a clean balance of corresponding decorative elements, etc.

Marie Claire Creative Director Nina Garcia’s Upper East Side apartment has been featured in many publications, including this image from Architectural Digest. Nina has a personal flair for clean and classic contemporary spaces. Symmetry plays a strong role in this uber chic space. Photographed by Björn Wallander.
Marie Claire Creative Director Nina Garcia’s Upper East Side apartment has been featured in many publications, including this image from Architectural Digest. Nina has a personal flair for clean and classic contemporary spaces. Symmetry plays a strong role in this uber chic space. Photographed by Björn Wallander.

Asymmetry

Asymmetry is strongly linked to those who favor a more dramatical approach when designing a space. Decorative details more than often present a strong sense of juxtaposition and lack subtle balance. However, there are many design enthusiasts who execute balanced asymmetry. Those who master this form of complicated style usually possess a “creative eye” for detail and a profound understanding of elaborate design forms.

This Venice Beach living room lacks a sense of symmetry, but displays a strong interpretation of balanced asymmetry. Use of color, textures, tones and decorative elements are carefully blended in this space.
This Venice Beach living room lacks a sense of symmetry, but displays a strong interpretation of balanced asymmetry. Use of color, textures, tones and decorative elements are carefully blended in this space.