Probably one of the biggest challenges in decorating is deciding what you want. You may think you know, but when once you have started to make changes to your living environment, you may not like what you have done. Then utter confusion can set in and you keep trying new things and never seem to reach a conclusion!
This is where getting some professional help can really do the trick. But who you pick can make the difference between and wonderful experience and a nightmare. You do have to make sure you do your research before embarking upon such a project.
Another consideration is, of course, finances. It is one thing to buy new furniture, new carpets, have a paint job done and perhaps stuff new pillows around the room for added color. But, to really make exquisite changes and improvements to your home of office, it can require a lot more than this, which can add up. Think carefully about what you need to do, look at magazines, go to shops, and perhaps interview some designers. You may find that you will end up knowing exactly what you want and how to go about achieving it. In fact, you might really enjoy the whole process once you get really involved in it!