Keys to Achieving a Balanced and Functional Space

How far should I put the lamp from the dining table? And the TV from the sofa? These are just some of the issues that may arise when decorating a home. There are keys that are essential to always get it right and that is why today from Antonio Calzado Estudio we bring you some of those keys to achieve a balanced and functional space.

Proportion and Balance

Proportion and balance are two concepts that make up the harmony of a home. This key involves visually distributing the elements in the room so that there is no feeling of imbalance. For example, if you have a large sofa on one side of the living room, you can balance it by adding a couple of armchairs or a coffee table on the opposite side of the space. Always pay special attention to the size, shape, color and textures of the furniture.

To achieve proportionate space, avoid furniture that is too large or too small for the available space, as this can unbalance the overall aesthetic. For example, if you have high ceilings you can opt for tall furniture to respect verticality.

Zoning or Different Environments

Zoning or separating space into different environments is an effective technique that allows a large space to be divided into different zones intended to each perform a different function. Use furniture, rugs, curtains or screens to visually delimit areas within the same space, such as a living room, dining room, work area, reading corner or dressing room.

Adequate Lighting

Lighting is one of the fundamental keys in interior design projects. A correct lighting study must respect the appropriate temperature for each room, the proportions of the luminaires, the height of their installation, etc. Combine different light sources such as natural light, recessed wall lights, floor lamps, LEDs... You can also incorporate intensity regulators so that the light can adapt to different times of the day.

Also take into account the height of hanging lamps and wall sconces. Lay out and preview the dimensions. Some reference points could be, for example, the upper door frames, since hanging ceiling lamps should always be above these.

Organization in Space

Organization is another key to achieving a balanced and functional space. Order is especially important in those spaces where several tasks are carried out and different objects accumulate. We are talking about areas such as the kitchen, bathroom or living room.

Use smart and efficient storage solutions such as shelves, drawers, cabinets and containers to keep the space tidy and clean. Make sure that this type of storage integrates with the decoration, do not forget to take care of its aesthetics because it is simply about storing things.

As a tip, you can make the most of the vertical and horizontal space you have, using tall shelves, wall hooks or even hanging baskets to optimize space.

Put some of these keys into practice to achieve a balanced and functional space.Get in contact with us to help you with your project. You can also follow all the news by Instagram, there you can see new projects, events, trends, etc.

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