Next, you should look for photos that have a similar look and feel to your inspiration item. There are so many resources available to help you see your space before you actually commit to anything. You can make a mood board, or if that seems too daunting, just cut and paste the items onto a Word document. This may seem elementary, but I know from experience that if you can see the “picture” painted accurately enough, you will have the confidence to move away from blah and into beautiful!
Many of my clients can select a space that they love, but they then have difficulty verbalizing exactly what elements about the space attract them. Pay close attention to what the photos have in common. There is likely a common thread in all of them. It may be the color palette or use of a particular pattern that resonates with you. Maybe there are natural, rustic items tying the spaces together, or it could be the repetition of glamorous jewel tones. If you take the time to look at all of the elements you will find your clues.