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.
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.
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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?