There are so many different solutions to the storage that it can be downright giddy. I like a mix of closed & open storage solutions, simply because not everything is meant to be seen. It may be too much of a good thing & even create a sense of clutter. If you choose the open variant, it is important to look over how to arrange books, magazines, photo frames, ornaments & other things you cherish. A certain order & structure means that you get a smoothness that harmonises the whole expression.
But on the whole – what nonetheless counts – is that you feel comfortable in your own home with what you have & with what you hold dear, whatever solution. Taste is ambiguous, depending on the viewer.
Take care / Marie