I tend to sit in the subtle camp. I enjoy finding treasures in a space and then visually connecting them to create points of interest- a kind of meandering trip while you sit comfortably at your computer or in someone's home.
The artwork over the banquette keeps drawing me in. The little hint of blue against the yellow school bus connects to the flowers and pillows. I would be even happier seeing just the banquette, table and art. This would allow the viewer to really appreciate the art. Often less is more.
The natural elements in this space keep your eyes moving . Nothing looks as crisp as plants in an all white space.
The inclusion of a headboard that mimics waves below the picture of the whale is striking. The bedding has a simple nautical feeling in blue and white.
Something as simple as a painted strip behind a bed to act as a headboard can be very inviting. The repetition of lavender makes this a calm space. If you wanted to rev it up a little, magenta pillows would do the trick.
Sometimes doors complete a room either through interesting lines or colour. These doors have both.