|Gigantic patterned wallpaper is in a small area is exciting because it breaks all the rules. Well, a flaming pile of pig crap in the foyer breaks all the rules. Smearing goat-brains on the walls breaks all the rules.
You can be adventurous in little-used areas. You mean little-used areas like the front door? What, did people enter through the chimney and leave through the coal chute?