Interior Decorating and the “Principle of 3

by Sarah Blanch

Throughout the course of history the number three has always been significant. From the early days of Greek and Roman mythology to modern times, the number three has always played a part in cultural roles and customs. Therefore, it should be of little surprise the number three is widely used throughout the interior decorating community.

Applying the 0;principle of 3” to your own home can be a fun and unique way to spruce things up. For instance, why not try grouping some of your favorite items together in three’s? This works especially great candles, fake fruit, books, photos…the only limit is your imagination!

It is important to when grouping your items, to make sure they are all of the same category or they can be grouped together by similar functionality or dcor style. An example of this would be to use three different kinds of imitation fruit in a decorative bowl.

Size is another important consideration. Your items should be of varying sizes, though not too big. For example, using three candles of different sizes quite well. You should also make sure there isn’t any other dcor in the same area that will distract the attention away from your grouping.

Because of the ease of this decorating technique, you want to be careful not to overdo it. You can always alternate your grouping as you feel so inclined. By simply using one of examples, you will bring a fresh new atmosphere into your home.

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