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.
Whether it’s your exquisite fine glassware or quirky pieces on dining room or kitchen shelving, or stacks of your books & souvenirs in the study or home office, show it off, arrange it with style. It will look great!
Here are some guideline pointers – decide which you feel most comfortable following. If you’re just starting out, you may want to work with just one paint color on the walls throughout your home. You can always build on that later. Better to take it gradually, than to feel that you’ve overstepped the mark & don’t like it, can’t live with it, & have to redo it.