Sometimes choosing a style is the hardest thing to determine, however I have found that for my clients, a simple question or two usually can be a helpful tool in this process.
It's a good idea if you have absolutely no clue at all; to take a field trip to the book store, pickup several appealing decorating magazines and thumb through to see if the general mood is one that evokes a sense of comfort to you, and is something you feel would fit your life style. If magazines are not helping you determine this, go to the decorating book section, and do the same. I find that if a client can keep a folder with ideas in it, such as color chips from the paint store, and magazine cut outs, that is a good basis for following a path. If you have a favorite piece of art, or a great rug or fabric with a range of colors, this can also help make a statement in determining the rest of the rooms. If your life style is laid back & uncomplicated, maybe country or contemporary can work for you. The casual feel of country pieces, make for a cozy and enjoyable setting, on the other hand, contemporary can also do this. The clean lines and up to date crispness of contemporary, usually paired with less clutter, can make for a no fuss look, that keeps everyday living more calming. Take the time to do these first steps, and you will be well on your way to making your home your personal story!