The Rule of 3s

The rule guideline of threes say that things arranged in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable, and effective than even-numbered groupings. Three seems to be the magic number, but 5, 7, or 9 work nicely as well. The principle holds weight in interior design, but also pops up in graphic design, photography, storytelling, etc…⠀ ⠀ What is it about the odd numbers? Apparently, it’s just how our brains work. For one, three is the smallest number that can be used to form a distinguishable pattern in our minds. Also, when you see an odd number of things, your eye is forced to move around more, which makes for a more interesting visual experience.⠀ ⠀ Here are a couple of ways to harness the power in your own home:⠀ - Artwork: adding 3 unique art pieces to create a collection that looks more interesting.⠀ ⠀ - Vignettes: adding 3 items of various heights creates dimension on a table/nightstand.⠀ ⠀ - Furniture and Decor: adding 3 major pieces of furniture to create symmetry in a room. ⠀ ⠀ - Color and Texture: choosing only two colors, tones or shades in a room can make it feel flat and not fully dimensional. A third takes the space to a different place that feels fuller and more complete.⠀