In this upbeat and friendly midcentury family room from the 1960s, multi-colored vinyl tile squares laid on the floor in a random pattern provided the fireworks.
With floor covering as colorful as this, don’t try to top it — instead, keep other furnishings discretely quiet.
Conservative brown and white tweed covered the twin sofas, while the tables and chair had clean, simple lines.
The only resurgence of color was in the tile-bright toss pillows. Accents, mostly Asian in feel, softly echoed the colors in the floor.