A perfect home is not created over night; it will take some time and dedication on your part. You can be sure it will not be easy. Knowing what you're getting yourself into is a priority if you plan on having any success at it. Knowing the basics will help you go a long way with your project.
1. Don't jump right into the project before you consult with everybody that is going to be affected by your decisions. If you live in the home by yourself you can skip this step and move right into the real problems you'll be facing. As someone with a family in the home you'll understand when I say things will be more difficult to get it looking good for everyone. Some people like things quite and laid back while others are full of energy and may want to add some spice to the room. Don't be afraid to compromise a little, but also keep some of your own ideas on the table so each of you will have a part in what is happening to your home.
2. Knowing what your options are is a primary concern and should be looked into. A little research online or talking to someone with knowledge in home improvement is a great place to start. It will help to open your mind to the possibilities that are available to you. Start with a clean slate is often the best way to get everything into the room you want without creating a room filled with clutter. Keep in mind that others have been in your position so seeking out their advice or suggestions may be what you need to get the ball rolling again.
3. Color is a very important part of a space. Choose your color wisely and you'll have a space you can be proud of. It helps to create a list of all the colors you may like to see in the room. Look at some of the items or furniture you already have in the room to get an inspirational idea from them. You could also try to do some research on color combinations to see if you can create a design that compliments your home.TV or magazines quite often have some really great examples you can feed off of for ideas.
4. The last part of any home improvement project is the lighting. Figuring it into your budget is a major concern you need to address early on in your plan. The right combination of lighting will help to get your visitors to focus on the inspirational points of your room while maintaining a functional aspect as well. Dark areas of the room can be supplemented with the use of lamps that will give your room a more classy appearance. Accent lights are great to light up an area you want to focus attention to. Try to create a space that is inviting and easy to look at and you'll have something everyone will enjoy.