In the world of decoration it seems that everything is left to personal taste and trends that dictates the time, but did you know that there are even mathematical rules for where to hang a picture, how many shades we color a room or what number of shelves are appropriate for a wall? Today I bring three numerical rules to guide your decorating ideas.

1) Sends Art

The rule of thirds is a reference to the composition in any visual art and, as such, the interior can also drink it. What is the end of the wall to decorate but an empty canvas to stamp our personality? To apply this rule simply you have to mentally divide the space on which we want to work in a grid of 3 × 3 and distribute the elements taking into account the resulting squares as the points where the lines intersect. It may be a bit abstract to imagine, but if we use these proportions the result will be very harmonious.

The numbers in the decor2) Color in proportion

It is not the first time that I mention, but this mathematical review should mention again the rule “60-30-10”. This standard is to provide guidance to distribute color palettes, or stampedes- in each room and can also be divided into background, contrast and detail. If you want to apply you have to choose a first color covering 60% of the room (background), either on walls or furniture; a second that equilibration the previous, filling 30% of the space (contrast); and finally, the remaining 10% dedicated to touches of a third color or motif (detail). They fit within these three variations, for example choose two or three shades of blue to match the other two, but it is not advisable to get out of that trinity. Use more than three colors can load the environment in excess.

3) The beauty of asymmetric

Following the above rationale we can introduce another universal aesthetic rule: the none always win the pairs. Or, what it is the same, better decorate with a touch of asymmetry and, when choosing a number of items, always stay with odd one. On one wall dedicated to portfolios hang five before four in the headboard of a bed will get three seats instead of two, and in a vase will place nine flowers instead of ten. If all this can be arranged irregularly instead of perfectly aligned, we will win in style. The unequal saw more than perfect.

I believe that these three are the most important, but not extend this rule issue of numbers in the decoration because I find fascinating. Do you have any reference to add to those that I have mentioned?