At its best, art deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity. Bold, Art Deco-era geometrics feel equally appropriate on throw pillows as they do on beaded flapper dresses.
The 50s floral tradition is a popular print and creates a sense of pretty nostalgia on tablecloths and bed linen, from feminine, Victorian florals, to out-and-loud wild blooms. This is extended to animal print too - upholstery has branched out to include leopard and zebra print.
Color blocking has been around for years, in fashion as well as interior decorating. Remember that color blocks can take the form of any material: fabric, flooring, accessories.