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1. Scale. The easiest way to balance weight in a space is to envision a simple scale. Imagine the fulcrum in the middle with two platforms on either side. In this photo the window is the fulcrum and the two pieces of art are on each scale platform. Notice that one piece of art is slightly smaller then the other. Also notice the small flower arrangement in the bottom right corner of the window. Adding the flowers tips the scale slightly to the right, giving the smaller artwork more weight and balancing the space. Leave one of those objects out of the photo and the weight will be off balance.
3. Asymmetrical weight. So now you get the basic idea of balancing the weight evenly in a space. Let's get a little more complex by looking at weight that is balanced asymmetrically. In this example, the kitchen island is weighted on the right by the two metal chairs in a deep tone. The addition of a medium-toned table and light fixture, both situated off center to the left, balances the whole room.
5. Architectural adjustments. The design of this home balances weight asymmetrically. Notice that there are two windows and two dormers on the right side of the home, as opposed to the one lower window and upper dormer on the left side. To balance the weight of the right 2 dormers, a long, horizontol porch roof extends to the left, giving the house a balanced weight.