The Power Of Active Negative Space In Design

The Power Of Active Negative Space In Design

Negative space, or blank space, is one of the most powerful elements of design. It activates a space–and creates a spotlight on certain aspects of a room. You can use active negatives space in a large or small room to help the overall flow of the space. In this living room, a large wall is accented by an abstract piece of art. While there is still more room on the wall for a few other pieces of art or objects–intentionally leaving it "active" or blank helps to drive focus to the one artwork–positioning it as a strong focal point within the room. 

Furniture and decor in this room

Kerala Design

Aline Linen Throw Pillow Grey

Sage & Silk

6.5' Green Budding Sedum Tree In Wood Planter Black

All Across Africa

Konda Vase Black

Loloi

Oakdell Rug by Loloi x ED Ellen DeGeneres White 9'-3" X 13'

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Kerala Design

Cullen Velvet Square Pillow Moss

Global Views

Petale Bowl White

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Bongo Tall Side Table

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Crate & Barrel

Lima Alpaca Grey Throw

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Lenyx Armless Sofa, Deauville Stone

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Pacific Natural Wood Oval Coffee Table

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Costes Oversized Armchair, Mysa Putty

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I See It Painting

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