Do you arrange knick-knacks and ornaments equally around a point, or do you set things off to one side?
The first seems to me to be classical symmetry and the second to echo the Oriental skewing of objects.
Here are two approaches to geometry – a sandy boulevard in Paris and the facade of the Imperial War Museum in Manchester.
One approach chooses symmetry; the other chooses the drama of an asymmetric approach.
Perhaps you like both, and believe that each has its place?