In the home and design world, one saying you may hear from time to time is to follow the “rule of three.” Now you may wonder what this means and how you can apply it to your decorating style. The rule of three is precisely how it sounds and sticks to a pretty simple concept. Using this rule within your home and design plan may make the space change significantly!
The rule of three consists of a straightforward concept: always decorate with groups of three. The reason for this rule is that it has been said that a group of three items tend to create and expand energy, while even numbers tend to contract. This concept originates from the practice of Feng Sui and has been said to promote relaxation and clean lines. Seems simple right?
This little home design trick can go a long way with anything, from decor to lighting to even clusters of artwork. By grouping in three’s, you create a base for your design, provide a central point for the items you’re decorating, and finish with a clean and timeless look.
In the photo above, you see a few different groups of three items that help the space feel fluid and more relaxing. The cluster of vases on the table is an excellent example as they stick to the rule of three; however, different shapes are used to give the arrangement more depth and style. It’s encouraged to try out different heights and widths when working with sets of three and not feel like they need to stick with similarly shaped items.
The rule of three also works well when you need a standout look or to keep things simple within your room. For example, the photo above shows little to no decor, but the decor you see stands out significantly. Using the three decorative grass balls on top of the Valor L2 Linear Fireplace gives the decor and the flickering flame a chance to be the center of attention while they work together to make the room feel open and inviting. This is an excellent practice in a place that doesn’t demand too much decor and just needs a few touches to bring it together. This is also a unique way to showcase your fireplace and make it the center point of your entire room.
Don’t be afraid to switch items and try out the rule of three today! For more information on the fireplaces you see above, please visit here.