Broken Lines

Broken lines give us a feeling of life and movement. But they should

not be used for the permanent decorative lines of a room--the lines of

the walls, openings, hangings, draperies, carpets, or large, immovable

pieces of furniture which have a fixed place. In pillows which break

the long back line of a couch, in cornice moldings, lambrequin bottoms,

chair backs, screens, etc., they lend life. But as a rule they should

be sparingly used.