To me, home decor, like clothing, is an extension of your personality. It says something about who you are and what your comfort zone is.
The latest trends, in my opinion, for a large part are about keeping designers and manufacturers in business, and of course I am all for free enterprise, but I believe finding your style should also be about finding what feels right to you.
When I think back to my homes over my adult life I realize that although I have always loved looking at decor styles and incorporating some aspects into my home, my bottom line has always been comfort.
I want to walk in my front door, look around, and feel at home.
I want to wake up in the morning and feel happy with my surroundings.
If following the latest trend is what makes you happy, that is wonderful. Some people love buying new wardrobes every year. I not only can't afford to do that, I'm just not that into it. In the same way, some people love changing their decor on a regular basis.
I will probably never be trendy in my decor, but I am happy with it.
Are you a trend setter, do you follow the current trends, do you simply set your own style, or are you a combination of the above?