The “Rule of Threes” is applicable in many things in life. Many people believe bad things to come in threes, there are rules for survival that revolve around threes, and if you’re planning on doing some redecorating, you can incorporate this rule into your new and improved space! Here’s how:
Though popular for a while now, a differently colored wall in a space is a gorgeous way to inject depth and dimension, as well as personality and interest, into a room. Whether behind your bed, adjacent to a large piece of furniture, or to highlight a room’s most prominent feature, experiment with colors, patterns, and materials to find what works best for your space.
A Trio of Shades
Incorporate too many colors in a room and it will look busy, but too few colors and it will appear dull. A good way to use the rule of threes in decorating is through integrating three varying shades into the room. Small pieces (i.e. vases, throw pillows, accent rugs), are great for breaking up a monotonous room with bright pops of color.
You probably already have picture frames in various places throughout your home, but if you leave a single frame hanging alone, or a handful of frames scattered on an end table, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. Make the most of your photos or art, and incorporate the rule of threes by hanging frames in varying sizes grouped together, or place stand-up frames of varying heights together on tables.
Fun with Furniture
If you place a piece of furniture all alone in a room, you might draw attention to it, but it will look quite out of place. Instead, lump furniture items in threes (think a sofa, end table, and piece of artwork) to keep your room from looking too spaced out.
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