Vintage telephones can add visual interest, a little fun and a nice pop of color to a room. They could be functional too, of course, if you had the patience to dial. (Remember dialing?)
The orange telephone here is the perfect complement to the blue wall.
Or how about an entire wall of phones like this at the newly opened Crosby Hotel in New York? What do you think? Too much? A good selection of vintage phones can be found at oldphones.com and Sweet Bella. (Images: 1 Sweet Bella 2 Domino 3 Crosby Hotel)