Centered room

Photo: Myquillyn Smith

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Find Your Center
Start with the biggest piece of furniture in the room—that's where your gaze will naturally rest. Flank it with two similar items, like a pair of side tables, wall art or lamps—but not pairs of all three, or you risk veering from symmetry to "sameness." Because you're going for serenity, not boredom.

Photo © Myquillyn Smith. Taken from The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith. Copyright © 2014 by Smith. Use by permission of Zondervan.