Rule Number Deux: Tallest object or piece of decor shall always be displayed to the left of pieces shorter than it.
I know this might sound silly, but my Grandmother had a rule for everything. Her home was immaculately designed with Asian influences and everything was perfectly positioned. The key is too not get carried away with this rule, but keep in mind what looks best. She should would always mention this quip, as would her daughters, when we tidied things up before family festivities. I should have asked for her reasoning. My only idea is that since we read from left to right in America, that perhaps we examine things in that order too. If anyone out there has heard of this before please comment!!!