Remember, you’re developing your own style. Don’t be afraid to mix & match as long as there’s a unifying or integrating theme. Experiment with a mix & match interplay of colors & fabrics. Mix luxurious silks, soft & lush velvets, with more earthy rough textured cottons. Or whatever other fabric & color attracts & resonates with you.
Feel free to experiment – you’re finding, collecting, & defining, or expanding your own style – Don’t be afraid to combine something Country, with perhaps something French or Mediterranean or Tuscan, or something English or even Asian, & throw in some Shabby Chic or Kitsch, or even a well chosen thoughtful ‘bad taste’ item.
The best examples of home decorating interiors are often done on a shoestring budget - but the beauty is that you'd never know. You can make a tiny shoe-box sized apartment look good with paint, a few decent pieces of furniture, beautiful decorative cushions & home accents, some personal or puchased art, well chosen proper lighting, gorgeous rugs or matting, & the most important of all – a dose of imagination & elbow grease.