Generally speaking, an interior should make the most of its inherent space and should be neither cluttered, nor empty. Larger spaces should be populated with larger-scale furniture, since smaller objects tend to get lost in the big picture. The objects in a larger room should be more or less equally distributed throughout the room, as to not leave some areas void, and others cluttered.
Conversely, smaller rooms should be furnished with smaller objects, as a large object in a small room will stand out and overwhelm the special balance of the room. The scale of furnishings and objects should also be considered in regards to each other, and to the specific areas in the space where they will be placed. Objects of relative size and proportion should be placed near each other, so that a larger object will not overwhelm the presence of a smaller one.
A collection of pictures more or less the same size should be equally spaced along a wall. This alignment scheme will unify a wall, and add rhythm to a room.
Larger pictures can have the opposite effect. A larger piece can divide the wall in three parts, with the central part commanding attention, with the left and right sides seemingly diminishing in importance. Larger pictures also require depth for proper viewing, and benefit from perspective, and therefore are well suited for hallways or larger rooms.
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