25 Ways To Incorporate Asymmetry Into Home Decor

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Symmetry is said to make the space visually larger but doesn’t it make your interior more boring? Asymmetry is a type of balance you can go for while decorating your space to add visual interest to the space and it makes it look more casual and less formal. An asymmetrical elements in the decor catches an eye and brings a more ‘lived-in’ feel, besides, some asymmetry can give your home a character. How to pull it off in your room? Here are some ideas!

Make It A Focal Point

An asymmetrical feature can become your focal point in the interior, it will make a statement, give it a character and personality. What focal points can you go for? The most popular idea is a fireplace, which will easily become a focal point in any living room or open space, and even if your fireplace is in the center of the wall, you can create some artificial asymmetry with a mantel attached in an asymmetrical way. Another great way to add asymmetry to your space is to make a this way, or it may be some various art, it’s a fast and simple way to create visual interest. You can find and use more various ideas of incorporating asymmetry into your space: placement of furniture, curtains, geometric staircases and much more, just don’t be excessive with it – one focal point is enough.

an asymmetrical colorful gallery wall makes a trendy statement in the living room

an asymmetrical colorful gallery wall makes a trendy statement in the living room

a black accent wall and a white staircase with a sharp edge create a bold asymmetrical element

a black accent wall and a white staircase with a sharp edge create a bold asymmetrical element

a refined asymmetric fireplace with a neutral brick wall and a sleek white hood is a focal point here

a refined asymmetric fireplace with a neutral brick wall and a sleek white hood is a focal point here

this faux stone wall with a built-in fireplace and firewood storage brings coziness and a bold touch

this faux stone wall with a built-in fireplace and firewood storage brings coziness and a bold touch

a small asymmetrical gallery wall brings more interest to the space

a small asymmetrical gallery wall brings more interest to the space

an asymmetrical gallery wall will make a vintage-styled interior edgier and trendier

an asymmetrical gallery wall will make a vintage-styled interior edgier and trendier

the asymmetrical placement of furniture in this room gives visual interest to it

the asymmetrical placement of furniture in this room gives visual interest to it

an asymmetrically attached mantel accents the fireplace and the arrangement on it

an asymmetrically attached mantel accents the fireplace and the arrangement on it

an asymmetrically built-in fireplace is a bold solution that makes the traditional room more interesting

an asymmetrically built-in fireplace is a bold solution that makes the traditional room more interesting

a bold asymmetrical art wall is a great way to accent the space and make it unique

a bold asymmetrical art wall is a great way to accent the space and make it unique

a colorful asymmetrical plate wall is a fantastic and bold idea of decor, which is easy to recreate

a colorful asymmetrical plate wall is a fantastic and bold idea of decor, which is easy to recreate

Make It Large Or Small If You Want

Making a large and bold asymmetrical feature is a great way to make your interior edgy, give it a character but sometimes you just can’t make too many changes or don’t feel like changing too much. In such a case add some small asymmetrical touches that you want: a couple of asymmetrically hanging artworks, placement of furniture or hanging pendant lights only on one side of the bed.

a large and bold asymmetrical gallery wall is a great accent feature for the bedroom

a large and bold asymmetrical gallery wall is a great accent feature for the bedroom

an asymmetrical window going up into the skylight and an echoing desk make this home office striking and add character

an asymmetrical window going up into the skylight and an echoing desk make this home office striking and add character

some plates on the wall arne't a large feature but they are enough to add interest to the dining room

some plates on the wall arne't a large feature but they are enough to add interest to the dining room

a large asymmetrical bookshelf that takes the whole wall is a bold feature that makes you drop your jaw

a large asymmetrical bookshelf that takes the whole wall is a bold feature that makes you drop your jaw

an asymmetric staircase is a great way to add a special feature to your space without being excessive

an asymmetric staircase is a great way to add a special feature to your space without being excessive

the easiest way to add trendy asymmetry to the space is to place furniture and accessories like that

the easiest way to add trendy asymmetry to the space is to place furniture and accessories like that

asymmetrical placement of artworks on the wall and pillows on the counch for an imperfect touch

asymmetrical placement of artworks on the wall and pillows on the counch for an imperfect touch

pendants and a nightstand on one side and an artwork on the other for giving character to a simple bedroom

pendants and a nightstand on one side and an artwork on the other for giving character to a simple bedroom

Add Coordinating Elements

When you’re going asymmetrical, it’s important to include a few common threads to help pull everything together. Repeating elements with similar colors, lines and shapes are exactly what you need to make your interior harmonious even with asymmetry. Choose the same lighting fixtures to hang in another part of the layout, artworks in the same frames or the same materials to incorporate and voila, you’ve got a trendy space!

an asymmetrical mint-colored curtain is echoed in the pillows of the same shade

an asymmetrical mint-colored curtain is echoed in the pillows of the same shade

asymmetrical decorative mirrors in different colors - take two for more harmony in your space

asymmetrical decorative mirrors in different colors - take two for more harmony in your space

antlers as an asymmetrical decorative elements echo with paperweights and a brass lamp in color

antlers as an asymmetrical decorative elements echo with paperweights and a brass lamp in color

though the pandant lighting fixture are very asymmetrical, there are several of them to create a unified look

though the pandant lighting fixture are very asymmetrical, there are several of them to create a unified look

black framed asymmetrical gallery wall is highlighted with black legged furniture and surfaces

black framed asymmetrical gallery wall is highlighted with black legged furniture and surfaces

three asymmetrical artworks on the right side are balanced by two on the left side

three asymmetrical artworks on the right side are balanced by two on the left side