It sounds strange, but the most difficult part is understanding exactly what style you are trying to create.
Often the mental barrier that prevents you from clearly visualizing your desires is knowing all to well how limited your economic resources are.
So the first thing you must do is ask yourself: if you had an unlimited budget, how would you like to spend it? What colours and what "look" would you like your house to have? Thus you can free yourself from all the involuntary filters that imprison your imagination.
The second step is to look for examples.
A style can take many different forms and for this reason you need to start thumbing through magazines specialized in home furnishing, interior decorating, etc.
Take careful note of the details that strike you, like a curtain with a particular shape, some kind of rug, or a way of placing it, a design element for a piece of furniture, or collect photos and drawings that somehow inspire you.
v Interior designers even recommend starting a scrap book to put your ideas in as you come across them.
Over time, your perfect house will become clearer and more defined, making it easier to start with the purchasing phase.
Even among the objects that reflect your taste in style you may find things that don't convince you completely. That's true for furniture, but also for decorations, table-ware, glasses, curtains and the like; it's important to bring into your house only that which you definitely like, even if it's not always the most beautiful object.
The main reference point should always be your scrap book, which will help you understand if you really want a heavy drape or a light weight curtain, coloured walls or a neutral background.In the end you will be surrounded only by things which reflect your personality deep down.
Leaving some spaces empty for a while is always preferable to filling them with impulsively chosen objects which you then regret, if not immediately, at least when you finally do find the perfect object for that space.
Don't be in a hurry to decide, save your money for the thing that is really just what you had imagined.
Also because the things that are not "you" often quickly find their way to the garbage can.