1- Have a plan
2- Decide on a look and get ideas from magazines and catalogues
3- Color skim is important. warm vs cool colors. If decorating a common use room choose , red, yellow, orange, beige, and creamy colors vs cool colors such as blues, greens, and grays.
4- Use plants to add natural beauty.
5- Interesting paintings, and art works add style to a room.
T o make your research easy and fun look for ideas in publications that are up to date based on season, and new in decorating.
A living room decorated in warm colors shown at 1stdibs.
A living room decorated using cool colors by Pottery barn.