Maybe a bold pattern on your walls is a little to risky for you. So, think outside of the box! Install patterned wallpaper on your stair risers for a bold look, without a scary commitment. Mark - note the side trim!
I love typewriters! I would much rather write with a typewriter than on any digital device. Typewriting challenges the mind and to type you must focus so you don't ruin your page. My sister has a typewriter and the writing is beautiful!