All posts tagged: Negative Space

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What is negative space? Lesson 1.

I’ve mentioned this a few times over on Instagram of late, and I thought it was about time I explained what i’m actually going on about. Negative space isn’t a space that’s got “bad vibes, man”. Negative space is a good thing and every room needs it in order to function, to offer visual balance and to zone spaces. Eclectic Living Room Project The chimney breast was left clear, offering the room some negative space to balance out the alcoves, both of which were filled with furniture, mirrors, books and accessories. Positive space = the space that’s taken up with actual “stuff”; furniture, lighting, artwork, accessories…. Negative space = the “empty” space around and in between everything else, more often than not highlighting and showcasing everything next to it. Larry Eeles “The use of equal negative space, as a balance to positive space, in a composition is considered by many as good design. This basic, but often overlooked, principle of design gives the eye a “place to rest,” increasing the appeal of a composition through subtle means.” …