Start with your ‘big picture’ vision, Decide on your overall style or theme. Create a vision in your mind of your home in its total overview sense, as you would like to see it be & feel like.
For dramatic impact, you can experiment with one wall as a ‘feature wall’ & make a theatrical, spectacular statement! This way you can also see whether you like & feel comfortable with incorporating a bit of dramatic ‘look at me’ impact into a room, & how you feel about the intensity of the color. Its better to start with a lighter version of the color – you can always darken the intensity. That’s easier than the other way around.
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Go to the color swatch display area of your paint store or hardware store & look through colors & color ranges, & note what you gravitate towards & that pleases you the most. You may have already been collecting pictures of the things you love for some time – what patterns have emerged for you? What story about you are your pictures & preferences showing & telling you?
Don’t feel you have to follow perfect symmetry all of the time – a huge bookcase along an entire wall doesn’t have to mean books all upright in a row like little soldiers, or like a traditional bookshop, library or dad’s study or den.