Today I am going to be sharing a major insider secret…
When it comes decorating, 3 is the magic number! This is something that you can use and apply to most aspects of decorating
To explain: items that are arranged in odd numbers, specifically three; are more appealing, memorable and create more of a statement than even numbered groupings.
So why the odd number? Three is the smallest number that can be used to form a pattern in our heads. Also an odd number just looks a bit more casual and natural than an even number which would be a bit too balanced and symmetrical.
Here are some ways to use this guideline….
1. Feature lighting
I am very passionate about feature or accent lighting. You can read more about it here.
You can even go as indepth as applying the rule of 3 to choosing colour for your interior. 60:30:10 is the ratio that is applied with 60% been the main room colour, 30% the secondary colour and 10% the accent colour. In this case, Charcoal, yellow and pop of pink!
Vases, accessories, objet… Whatever bits of interest you have to personalise your space, just look best when arranged in a group of 3
Remember this just a guideline and not something set in stone.. sometimes we like to break rules too!
Decorating is meant to be fun, so enjoy experimenting and playing around!
**All images courtesy of Pinterest**