My parents bedroom is a mix of new substantial furniture, flea market finds and one of a kind choices from their favorite talented dealers & friends. It reminds me of a yummy cream puff! My Mom has chosen soft colors of the sea for her seaside home.
Learn what you like by researching decor magazines, books, blogs and your local decor shops.
Put together a binder of pictures of anything that catches your eye.
From these pictures you will see similar color palettes and styles emerging.
If you find a shop or two that fits your style or inspires you, make it a point to get to know the proprietor.
Choose three colors to use in your home, so you can move items from room to room and have consistency from room to room.
First, focus on decorating the rooms you utilize most.
Pay special attention to your bedroom and make it luxurious.
Put your money into your sheets, bedding and pillows. Their favorite shop for inspiration is Bliss Linens in Corona Del Mar, California. But, if your on a tight budget buy from Tuesday Morning.
Make your home cozy by using candles, family pictures and have personal collections.
Finally, it is all about proper lighting. Have a brighter main light, reading lights by the bed and soft lighting. All on dimmers. And, a candle or two for fragrance and ambiance.