You can use these focal points around which to build your home decorating ideas & themes. If your room doesn't have a natural focal point, you can easily create one with a dynamic piece of art or a colorful area rug. More on this later.
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.
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.