Should you decorate your mantle in a symmetrical or asymmetrical manner? Here are three times when symmetrical is perhaps the best choice:
1. The more formal the look, the more appropriate is a symmetrical balance.
2. Another time you would decorate in a symmetrical fashion is when you are more of a minimalist. (asymmetrical tends to be a bit busier most of the time - with the exception of the use of only one object- of course)
3. Symmetrical is also easier- for the novice. You buy two of the same item- they are guaranteed to go together great! :)
Three good reasons to go symmetrical! (We'll talk asymmetrical another day.)
This mantle is from the home of textile designer, Suzanne Rheinstein's own home. Photo taken from Southern Accents October 2007.