You often hear designers describe their ” jumping off point,” which is basically what inspires a theme or color palette. I recently came across some Cuban art, which inspired me to catapult! If you’re going to use one piece of art to dictate the entire room, you want to tie in some other accessories. A general rule of thumb is to use the same colour three times in order to reinforce the harmony through repetition. This particular Peacock piece screams color, but you may want to temper it by using different tones in your repetition. Fill the room with some muted yellow pillows, a peacock blue vase, or a magenta rug.
The art may also inspire a particular theme. One piece is whimsical and fun, and the other harkens back to the stark and minimilist 1940′s Fascist architecture. If you decide to go with a theme, go whole-heartedly, or the intention may be lost in the subtlety.
My own personal rule of thumb? Art, whatever the style or color, goes anywhere and everywhere, so indulge your spirit and your senses.