Avoid following the latest ‘hottest’ trends or fads – It’s best to steer clear of predictions about what’s ‘hot’ or the ‘next big trend’, unless you’re OK with finding yourself in the position of having to change your home decorating every year or 2, or as often as you change your wardrobe.
Make a list of the things you love – if you stick to this list, & you’ve developed a taste for your own style, you can’t go wrong. You can refer to & make that list or review & expand that list further – (go here/text link) -
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Now that may be based on one or more or a combination of the styles, that is your choice. The most important thing is that it is you & expresses who you are & your loves & creative expression!. If you would like to go with one of the styles then do so. It’s your choice. Research it. Plan it out. It’s what inspires you to move forward that’s important here.
Mix & match some harmony & some contrast – some upright, some horizontal. Keep some shelf spaces exclusively as center pieces for displaying special loved & meaningful items. Signature items that speak about you & your history. Perhaps a pen, a journal, a picture, or pictures, or your favorite collectibles. The things you love & enjoy to have around you.