It might be odd, but I have a quirky idea that might work for you.
I have always loved putting an odd chair in every room. What I mean by odd is: a chair that does not match the existing decor of the room. It could be an antique chair introduced into a traditional setting; it brings in some history. I might add a contemporary chair into a transitional room; it becomes a conversation piece. I might also add a colorful unique chair to a rather beige room, thus spicing the place up. You could even try putting an animal print chair in a floral room to add a whimsical touch.
Any type of chair could work, so long as it’s different. It could even be a plain chair with an interesting cover or upholstery. It will become the unexpected and, thus, a conversation starter.
Get out of the matchy matchy and have some fun!