I would love a small black + white dotted pattern mixed with a bright accent, or a floral fabric. If the dots are small enough they serve as a background pattern, which is how I would do it in my own home.
What do you prefer? A bold polka dot pattern or something more subtle like the swiss dot pattern?
Here are my favorite black + white dot products + images...
(btw - click on these images to go to their source on Pinterest)