I like the idea of an aztec throw in the living room. An eclectic mix of throws would be nice. You could display them on a rack in the winter to make things warmer and cozier and put them in a basket during the warmer months.
I love the colourful pillow, very lovely addition to a boring looking bed. However putting a big plant beside your bed is not a good idea, plant breath in oxygen during night and will 'fight' oxygen with the person who sleeping next to it.