A visually appealing home space boasts of both harmony and rhythm. Harmony refers to the coordination of elements in the room to present a pleasing cohesiveness. For this home space, a warm brown color theme runs across the walls, flooring, cabinets, and furniture, unifying the space. The linearity of lines in the living room, extending from the furniture to the rectangular painting and the vertical stems of the plants, play on the common motif of straight lines as well. Such unification of the home space results in the flow of an uninterrupted space, presenting an impression of a larger home area.
Rhythm, on the other hand, refers to the diversity amidst harmony. This is created through the clever usage of line, shapes color hue, pattern and texture in elements. For example, despite sharing the same color theme, items remain distinct and unique on their own, by virtue of their texture, shade, and pattern. In the dining room, the glossiness of the mahogany table is juxtaposed to the adjacent coarse brick wall and the textile rug underneath. Such variance injects liveliness and creativity into the home space.
The combined effect of harmony and rhythm hence produces visual serenity as the viewers take in a view of the beautiful home space.