Squared Away: 4 Reasons to Use Square Shapes in Your Décor
We are all receiving constant impressions from our environments—it’s one of those things you’re not usually consciously aware of—but it is happening nonetheless. Because of this, good interior design will help support your daily existence in ways beyond providing a pleasing space—ways that might largely remain a mystery to you. Today I’d like to take a look at some of the benefits of including square shapes in your décor.
Create A Sense of Order
There’s no denying that an orderly set of squares can help provide a sense of order—we use that very system of order whenever we use graph paper, for good reason—and even a subtle series of square black tiles with black grout, like the pattern shown above, will do the trick.
Actually Create Order
Even better than some subliminal order, this square mirror includes a handy built-in ledge via its deep wooden frame. There’s real order for you.
Create A Sense of Space
Image: Bieke Claessens on Bloesem
The orderliness that is inherent in the square shape is used to great effect in the above décor because it’s been married with a smart use of scale. There’s a terrific sense of space created by the smaller square art piece placed at the bottom of a tall rectangular wall molding. This room feels instantly more refined because of it.
Create More Head Space
There’s something about looking out at the world through a square window—again, the calming influence of the square shape works to help expand your own internal space.
How will you get squared away by using square shapes in your décor?