One of the true wonders of wall art..in any form ..is that it can be placed or hung on a blank wall and have the ability to stand entirely on its own, without benefit of props or furnishings. (Walk through any gallery or museum and you’ll see what I mean.) Furniture, on the other hand, cannot! Invariably, it looks incomplete without some kind of accessorizing. (Say a mermaid sculpture or an iron fish for instance. ha!)
CASE IN POINT:
If you have an exterior door opposite your dining rooms entry, try hanging an iron fish sculpture on both sides of that door for a bit of a wow factor. (both, hung facing the door and approx. a foot and a half away from the casing.)
Or, hang a medium size pair of the metal fish (stacked) on one side of the door and the smallest size fish sculpture on the other.