In the world of interior design, the concept of sight lines remains criminally underrated. Sight lines refer to what is actually seen in a room from any given vantage point. The goal is to maximize the aesthetic appeal of the area. When sight lines are not given adequate consideration and forethought, the effect throw an entire room off balance and create a restless, disquieting vibe. Sight lines are what create the initial impression when a person enters a room for the first time and are critical to the flow of a space.
- In a design sense, a sight line refers to
that which can be seen from a specific point in the room.
- Expert use of sight lines would include using a breath-taking window vista as a focal point, ensuring nothing obstructed those entering the room from seeing it first.
- Unobstructed sight lines encourage a sense of tranquility, while choppy, or blocked views feel unsettling.
“Out of all of interior design’s fundamental principles, sight lines don’t usually get that much attention. However, we’d argue that mastering this concept can truly make your design successful.”
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