Design elements are crucial to good design. Some of the front runners are color, texture, lines, balance, contrast and movement. My personal favorite element is Scale. Scale can transform a space from completely safe to eye catching and bold. The above picture is a bedroom designed by Tom Scheere. He used scale as a bold element making the bed frame over sized as well as the botanical painting. Think about the painting being a normal 8" by 10" and the bed frame, a scaled down head board. The impact would not be nearly the same. You can see other spaces of his where he plays with scale here. These next photos are also rooms that have used scale to create a focal point.
|Tom Scheere Design|
Grand headboard makes a presence.
Using over scale plants and greenery to make a statement.
|The Vintique Object|
|Amy Butlers House|
Using large scale art to create a focal point.