The 1970s were all about using identical fabric on curtains, sofas, chairs, and pillows, but that sort of design overkill can be visually overwhelming. A better option is to choose a fabric design you really like and use it for just one item, either the curtains, the upholstered furniture, or even a bed comforter to create a focal point in the room. Then, for the other fabric items, select colors and designs that complement the focal point but don’t distract from it.