Memorable Lines

MEMORABLE LINES

How to use Lines in Design

Memorable Lines

We all have our favorite movie lines. Think for a moment. Is it, “You had me at hello”? How about the famous improvised line from Jaws the moment Chief Brody sees the shark for the first time? – “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Does Humphrey Bogart’s, “Here’s lookin’ at you kid” still bring tears to your eyes? Film writers labor for weeks, sometimes years to come up with the perfect line you’ll remember forever. Now think about your home. Lines can elicit memorable feelings there, as well.

 

 

Horizontal Lines

Horizontal Lines
Horizontal lines can make a room appear much longer and wider than it is. But they can also make a room appear lower than it is, so be aware of placement.

Lines in this direction tend to cause one to feel more grounded and stable.  Wood panels, counters, credenzas, shades and blinds are all wonderful ways to showcase horizontal lines and help you and your guests feel stability. But remember to compliment them with other patterns. Too many horizontal lines                                                                                       can become boring.

 

Vertical Lines

Vertical Lines
Vertical lines extend away from our visual plane and are associated with elevation. In design they do this in more ways than one. They add height to a short room and even more height to a room with tall ceilings. To add memorable elegance and formality to a room, go vertical. A hanging chandelier, a tall flower arrangement, draperies that start from the ceiling down are all ways to give sophistication to a space that will not likely be forgotten.

 

 

Diagonal Lines
Diagonal LinesParty on! Diagonal lines give a sense of excitement, movement, and freedom. They’re what you bring in to liven up a space. But beware, applied incorrectly or too abundantly, diagonal lines can cause a sense of uncertainty and imbalance.

 

Thick, thin, wavy, dotted, dashed, horizontal, diagonal, or vertical – Well placed lines in your home will definitely evoke sustained emotion, like well-written lines in your favorite film. So, have fun with lines and, “Here’s lookin’ at you (and your home), kid”