Welcome to my channel, where today I am launching a new series called “Two Minute Tips.” In this series, I will be sharing some amazing design and decor tips that I have learned over the years, all in under two minutes. There are three reasons why I want to do this series: first, because my partner has told me that I take too long to explain things; second, because of the alliteration; and third, because sometimes my videos can get a bit lengthy when discussing a large topic. With this new series, I can challenge myself to share valuable tips in a short amount of time.
Today’s topic is the “rule of thirds” or “rule of three.” The rule of thirds is a design principle that suggests grouping items in threes to create a welcoming, balanced space with ample focal points. By doing this, you can visually expand the space and create a sense of intrigue. Our brains are naturally drawn to things that are grouped in threes, as it creates balance and a focal point. Grouping items in twos can make them look like they are competing with each other, while grouping them in fours or above can appear cluttered.
If you are planning to decorate your space, consider grouping items in threes. For example, try stacking three books on a table or grouping three decor items in a corner. You can also apply this principle to hanging art or panel molding on your walls, by grouping them in threes. When it comes to pendant lighting, hanging three lights above a kitchen island can make it look much more interesting than just one or two.
To make the most of the rule of three, try using items of different textures or sizes. For example, if you are grouping three vases together, consider using one larger vase as the focal point, supplemented by two smaller vases to balance it out.
These are just a few ways to use the rule of three in your design and decor. Let me know in the comments if you use this principle in your own designs or if you have any other tips to share.