1. be creative.
The best ideas are the ones that are unique to your style and personality. There are always multiple ways to achieve a look, think outside the box.
2. do your homework.
Look through magazines and websites to get fresh ideas, and
3. envision the end result
3. plan ahead
3. paint is you friend.
A splash of color is the fastest and easiest way to liven up any space.
4. look into laminates