I had an installation for a vacant house this week in a great neighborhood in Omaha called Happy Hollow. This is a very historic part of town and the house is beautiful.
When visualizing how I wanted this house to look after Staging, I had planned to hang a three piece set of art above the sofa on the wall first visible upon entering the home. In my mind this looked f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!
When the install time came and I had all of the pieces in the living room, I realized that my original vision wasn't going to work. The wall that was intended to sport the three piece art set wasn't as long as the opposite wall which was full of windows. I have two sofas floating in the room with a coffee table in between. If I had placed the art set centered on the wall, then it would be very off center from the sofa beneath it. If I had placed the art set centered above the sofa, there would be about six feet of dead space to the left of the set and no space to the right.
Solution? Place one piece of art centered on the wall, then group the floor-standing lamp and silk tree together near it so that they visually took up more space and the vignette didn't look like it was off center from either the wall or the sofa.
Here is a full view of the living room: