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.
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.
The best examples of home decorating interiors are often done on a shoestring budget - but the beauty is that you'd never know. You can make a tiny shoe-box sized apartment look good with paint, a few decent pieces of furniture, beautiful decorative cushions & home accents, some personal or puchased art, well chosen proper lighting, gorgeous rugs or matting, & the most important of all – a dose of imagination & elbow grease.