I agree with LA Guy on all of that- be sure to check GQ, Esquire and other such magazines, as they frequently run helpful, stylish home design features. Â For younger, single guys, you may also want to check Details, Maxim, and so on, as they also occasionally run helpful articles/photos on home/room design. In addition, there are a number of useful sources to check out. Â My wife and I recently finished designing our own place with a relatively modern, minimalist style. Â We did everything from order expensive/classic furniture pieces custom made in Italy to buying cheap stuff from Ikea or local Targets. Â We borrowed ideas from lots of architectural magazines (check your newsstand, there's dozens of 'em- I forget their names, but think Metropolitan Home, Modern Design, etc.). Â We also checked the websites and ordered catalogs from lots of furniture and interior design companies, and they typically show sample rooms from which you can borrow or steal design tips. Â Try, for example, Ikea, Design Within Reach, Modern Classics, and there are a million others whose names escape me. Â You may not be able to afford everything you want to do, but you can get inspiration and stylistic ideas and incorporate them in the way you want (or as your wallet will allow). Lastly, pay attention to things you used to overlook, like the room/home designs in the TV shows and movies you watch, or in the background of ads for other things (i.e. check the rooms that the models selling clothing and other stuff are standing in). Good luck.