Applying the “Principle of 3” to Interior Decorating

Throughout the course of history the number three has always been significant. From the early days of Greek and Roman mythology to modern times, the number three has always played a part in cultural roles and customs. Therefore, it should be of little surprise that the number three is widely used throughout the interior decorating community.

Applying the "principle of 3" to your own home can be a fun and unique way to spruce things up. For instance, why not try grouping some of your favorite items together in three's? This works especially great with candles, fake fruit, books, photos … the only limit is your imagination!

It is important to remember when grouping your items, to make sure they are all of the same category or that they can be grouped together by similar functionality or décor style. An example of this would be to use three different kinds of imitation fruit in a decorative bowl. Size is another important consideration. Your items should be of varying sizes, though not too big. For example, using three candles of different sizes work quite well. You should also make sure that there is not any other décor in the same area that will distract the attention away from your grouping.

Because of the ease of this decorating technique, you want to be careful not to overdo it. You can always alternate your grouping as you feel so inclined. By simply using one of these examples, you will bring a fresh new atmosphere into your home.