5 Design Tips to Help You Create a Work(space) of Art
Tip #1: Emphasis is key.
In the design world, you should always know what you’re trying to emphasize in your design before you get started. Where is the first place you want someone’s eye to be drawn to? If everything in your space is given the same emphasis, it can result in a boring or even cluttered effect. Choose one point of interest, like a funky geometric lamp, visually interesting piece of art, or large plant, to use as an anchor and help breathe new life into your space. And of course, make sure it’s something you LOVE to look at!
Tip #2: Don’t underestimate the power of white space.
White space, also known as negative space, refers to the empty space surrounding the elements of your design. Often, people make the mistake of overcrowding their space with knick-knacks and other baubles out of fear that their space will look empty—but this can actually make your workspace feel cramped and cluttered, rather than light and open. Try leaning into the white space instead, starting fresh and adding one element at a time to see how the space feels with each addition. You might be surprised at how few elements you need to create a workspace you get excited about.