We often talk about color combinations or pattern matching, but equally important is the scale factor: an oversize lamp can overpower a space, making the rest of the surroundings cower in fear. At the same token, too many miniatures can look cluttered (not to mention difficult to dust. Or keep on a shelf during an earthquake).
Some tips for your oddly scaled objects:
• The Big Friendly Giant (The BFG): Create relationships between the supersized and the normal for a sense of harmony. For example: the oversized silver lamps in this bedroom pictured above picks up the color and shape of the silver bowl and the hint of the metal bed frame.
• Small Things, Strong Statement: If you group your small things, give them a little extra space. For example: the quiet elegance of a group of small vases alone on a shelf. Space gives it importance, drawing the eye towards it.
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[ Photo from Living Etc ]