Q. Is it permissible to pray in a house or a room with pictures upon the wall. Is the salaah accepted?
A.The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that this salaah is correct, but is it better in this situation to remove the pictures or to pray in a different place. If one needed to pray and that was the only place they had to pray in then that salaah woud be valid and acceptable.
Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)