3. SCALE "Scale compares the size or dimension of one thing to another. In order to properly keep a room to scale, you need to take the sizes of objects into consideration. The heights and weights of your furniture should be relative to the size of your room. A giant sofa in a tiny living room won’t look right; neither will tiny nightstands next to a king size bed. This also related to the proportion of objects: The shade of a lamp has to be in proportion to the base” (Rooney, 2008).