Most important element of a room: An authentic point of view is the most important thing in a room. Tell me what your utopia looks like; is it minimal and serene, only occupied by natural, tactile materials? Is it moody and luxurious, sexy but aloof? Is it bookish yet devilishly naughty? Your space should reveal and enhance your particular charms. The worst rooms are filled with middle-of-the-road art and furnishings that offend with their lack of commitment to any ideals.