Well instead of looking at it as breaking a design rule, let's create a new one. Here it is:
When you've found a great piece - new rule is to think "oh the places it could go"!
It's that simple! Because I've heard it said too many times, "I love that piece, I just don't have a place for it".
Think a cute-as-a-button chair or a handsome end table in the bathroom.
Think a overly long, fabulous console table in the bedroom!
Oh the places a dining table could go! Other than in the dining room! What a great console for a gallery hallway.
And that faux fur footstool? Oh the places it could go!
Image Sources: Architectural Digest, Wild Chairy, South Shore Decorating, Enchanted Home