Symmetry creates balance and a sense of calm when used in interior design – and while it’s wonderfully elegant in large rooms, it can also create a sense of heightened space in smaller rooms, and those that are very busy, like kitchens, too.

The best way to use symmetry in a room is to have an architectural feature as a focal point or focal point, whether it’s a fireplace surround, a pair of identical windows, or even a kitchen island. However, you can create symmetry in a non-symmetrical space with patterns or pictures on walls, with a rug or simply a headboard in a bedroom.

Get the symmetry right and you can create harmony in every room in your house – and make small spaces feel bigger and nicer.