Start with one of your favorite colors. This could be something as daring as red or deep blue, or even orange. But if you're going to make a statement, you need to not be afraid. Picking a strong color and using it profusely in a room can work as long as you apply a few simple rules:
Don't be over-fussy with patterns. Choose fabrics that contain a pattern the same color as the background fabric, where the grain lays a different way - such as damask. The fabric is a great place to start with color but if you're going for the indulgent look, don't skimp on great fabric.
So you see, a room can be dramatic and romantic, opulent, indulgent yet still simple enough to be practical. Don't be afraid to go bold and don't be afraid to use strong colors. Just remember not to overdo different patterns and to play around with lighting, maybe trying different lamps etc, until you find the look you love. Designing the perfect home is a challenge, but should really come from your heart and creativity. Stepping outside your box or comfort zone can be a great way to start…even if you end up reigning yourself back to your more comfortable place.
Hopefully, you found these tips to be of help, but, as always, if you get stuck or just need some help, I am only a phone call or email away!