Go & visit home decorating stores - even if you can't afford to shop at the best stores, go there to see what it's all about. Don't slavishly follow everything, but develop your sense of what looks good.
There are six key ways to change a room, or home, quickly & with greatest impact. Color Decorating with Paint, Home Accents & Accessories, Lighting, Art, Window Furnishings and finally Floor Spaces.
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Don’t feel you have to follow perfect symmetry all of the time – a huge bookcase along an entire wall doesn’t have to mean books all upright in a row like little soldiers, or like a traditional bookshop, library or dad’s study or den.
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?