I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say, "I can never come up with any ideas." But guess what? The song is right. It HAS "all been done."
So start paying attention to what you like. Details. Features. Things that make you smile.Sometimes it's a whole room. Sometimes it's just a piece. That's right. Even when something isn't exactly your "style", there could be one thing you fall in love with.
I've started to put all of mine in this online album so I don't have to rummage through messy drawers, shoe boxes or sticky binders to find that one thing I remember from way back. Remember....that thing that had the thing that was kind of cool....? Where did that go? If you find something in a magazine, rather than tearing out the page, just take a photo and transfer it to your computer - no scissors required.
Or tasteful birthday cards from my sister.