Good interior design can fix the imbalance created in a room by an off-center window. An off-center window may create the illusion of the room being "heavier" on one side, but there are ways of balancing the optical weight of the window with some strategic design changes. The following decorating tips from professional interior designers can be used to correct the visual imbalance of your off-center window.
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Strike A Balance With Art
Wall art can help provide visual equilibrium to a wall with an off-center window. Measure the size of
the window; then the length from the nearest side of the window to the adjoining
wall. Select a large framed painting, or enlarge a photograph to a size similar
to that of the window, or group together smaller art or photo frames
and hang them within the same space. The art frames should occupy the
corresponding location as the window on the window-less side of the wall.
Wall art for off-center window
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Symmetry With Curtains
Another effective way recommended by interior designers is to balance an off-center window using curtains or drapery. Measure the wall distance on both sides of the off-center window. Now, install a decorative curtain rod in the center and hang the curtains so that both the drapery edges on both sides are equidistant from the ends of the wall. During the day, pull the curtains to each side of the window to attain optimal visual balance. Use opaque fabrics to completely conceal the off-center window.
Balancing with drapes
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Harmony Using Furniture
Measure the distance from the top of the window to the floor. Now
size up the length of the window. Select from a range of wall furniture like a
bookcase, an open-shelf unit, a bookcase or chest of drawers and position it in
a location on the wall that complements the coordinates of the off-center window. The dimensions of the furniture should be
similar to the measurements you just took. The furniture should also be as
distant from the wall to its side as the window is on the other.
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