If you are bold, use bold colors & accessories – in reds, dark blues, greens, purples, browns & blacks – try the wonderful color aubergine. To explore Home Decorating with Color further, go to this section of my website
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.
Go & hunt around for colors & fabrics that you love & get some off-cuts or swatches of the fabric – bring it home & see how well they sit in your room & achieve your overall vision for your home.