There are elements of my training that I could not do my job without and one of them is the 7 principals of designs. I won't bore you with all of them but I will use my blog over the next few weeks to explain with an image why it works and how to put it in to practice.
I feel that the main two are balance and symmetry. The image I have chosen below to show this is a favourite of mine. I certainly cant take credit for the photography or even the designs but the style of this room is perfect. The balance of the accessories on the coffee table, the symmetry of the table lamps, the cushions on the sofa mirrored with the artwork on the wall all contribute to why it works. The colours and the items in the image may not be to everyones tastes but to understand the principal of the design can make it easier for you to adapt it in to your own home. Try it and test it and see what you think.
Good luck!! x