Plants can balance out your design. The right plant in the wrong place will throw off the look and feel of an entire room. It might be too small in a larger space, or simply have too much volume and overwhelm nearby design elements. When selecting a large houseplant, consider volume as well as overall height and width. A really full tree in front of a window may block too much natural light. And you don't want to have to brush aside fronds from a nearby plant to carry on a conversation with your friends. By taking height, width and volume into consideration, you'll select a plant that fills the space perfectly. For example, this tall, full tree is used to balance out the traditional writing desk and accessories on the other side of the fireplace. Proportion isn't always about items the same size; it's more about balancing weight.