Balance in Rooms
Balance the Furntiture in Your Rooms
Balance is the way you set up furniture in a room and making sure the furniture is not all on one side of the room. You are evenly distributing your funiriture. There are three types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial.
The library is symmetrical. Symmetrical Balance is when both sides of a room are identical to one another. In other words they match! The library is symmetrical becuase there is 34 chairs, 1 computer table, and 9 tables on both sides. The tables are set up so they are in the postions on both sides. They would match if we folded over half the room.
The office is asymmetrical. Asymmetrical is when both sides of the room are not identical to each other but balance is still achieved. The office is asymmetrical because the right side has a larger printer and the right side has a couple smaller printers. The right side also has a computer and the left has an open desk. If you folded over the sides it would not match therefore making it asymmetrical.
Mr. Rosentreter's classroom is radial. Radial balance is when the balance of a room is in a circular pattern. In other words a circle is created with furniture. Mr. Rosentreter's classroom is radial becuase all the desk groups line the edge of the room and his big table is in the front. His desk is on the far wall and is part of the circle.
My favorite is asymmetrical balance becuase this lets you do the most. It lets you have a little more freedom with the furtiniture you choose to put in the room. You do not have to have two of each furniniture to pur one on each side of the room. You do not have to create a circle either.