Material Elements: What Good Balance Looks Like

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If you’re a design aficionado, we’re sure you’re well-versed in the seven elements of interior design, namely, space, lines, forms, lights, textures, patterns, and colors. To transform your home into a visual treat, you should strike the perfect balance between these seven components.

Easier said than done, right? While achieving good balance may sound pretty straightforward, it can get a little tricky once you start.

We’ve created a guide to show you how to work with these material elements to ensure your home looks stunning.

Lights and Colors

Creating harmony between lights and colors is essential. Start off by examining the extent and intensity of natural light that pours into your home. Is it too much? Too little? Too bright? Too dull? Based on the interior ambiance you’re trying to create, choose the right blinds/curtains that allow the perfect amount of light to pour in.

You can also look into new variations of modern black steel windows to choose the perfect option for your home. In addition, tweak your indoor lights to set the mood of the space.

Once you’ve taken care of the lights, work with colors that complement them. If your interior lighting is warm and soft, avoid harsh colors. Opt for a palette that compliments your home’s natural and artificial lighting.

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Space and Lines


Space is one of the foundational elements of interior design. There are generally two types of space, i.e. positive and negative. The former contains objects while the latter is the empty, open space between these objects.

If you’re looking to create good interior balance, make sure both positive and negative space are in harmony. Avoid overcrowding your space or leaving it too bare. The right balance between positive and negative space will make your home appear relaxing and inviting.

When working on achieving spatial balance, make sure you focus on lines as well. Like space, lines should be in harmony.

Use vertical and horizontal lines carefully. While vertical lines make spaces appear taller, horizontal lines create the illusion of greater width. As you strike the perfect balance between each, your home will appear larger without feeling overdone.

Avoid overusing one form of lines to ensure your space doesn’t appear boring or predictable.

You can also incorporate dynamic lines (curved or zigzag lines) into your home for a unique touch of creativity. Installing a pair of steel frame doors with square panes is a great way to strike the perfect balance between space and lines. The balanced panes will complement your interior entryway and increase overall harmony.

You can also opt for iron French doors, steel sliding doors, or factory-style steel doors to achieve a similar look. Make sure you keep your residential design in mind when selecting your new doors.  

Textures and Patterns


Textures and patterns go hand in hand. While texture refers to the finishing or tactile surface of an object, patterns make use of repetitive design to create a larger, complete design. Keeping these elements in balance is essential.

Figure out which element you’re more inclined towards incorporating into your home. Do you like textures better? Are you fond of patterns? Based on your preferences, welcome each element into your space accordingly.

When pairing textures with patterns, less is always more. If you incorporate textures into your home, use minimal patterns, and vice versa.

Keep the other elements in mind when shopping for textured and patterned furnishings, fixtures, or décor. As you focus on retaining balance between each element, you’ll manage to design a beautiful space that functions seamlessly.

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