For Ideas & Inspiration, Look through home decorating magazines & books & see what inspires you & what things you respond to & resonate with you. Collect ideas you like about color combinations, furniture & fabrics.
Be careful using colors that are too dark, or too strong – you should tread carefully with dark browns, dark reds & dark greens – they can overpower a room & make it seem daunting, uncomfortable, unrelaxing & even claustrophobic.
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.
Are there any home decorating styles that you like, or that you tend to gravitate towards that can give you a general direction? Perhaps its Country or Rustic, Mediterranean or Tuscan, Asian, Classical, Contemporary, or a combination of some? Which do you or would you feel most comfortable in every day?