I am a coward. I'd LOVE to add some flair but I'm frightened of making an unholy mess so I stick to the Navaho White that is ubiquitous in New York City...and sheer white curtains. Yeah, no imagination.
I DID opt for a cranberry "French paisley" type carpet though...very pretty.
(But now everything I think of threatens to clash with it.
I had a designer friend who died, but he thought every room should look like Marie Antoinette's bedroom.
"Over the top" doesn't BEGIN to tell the tale.