You and your significant other finally decided to bring your relationship to the next step and move in together? Congratulations! This is a huge step that should not be taken so lightly.
Your love for one another has led you to make this big decision. However, know that living as a couple comes with its own ups and downs. One of which is making house decisions. Yes, it may seem unlikely but you will have disagreements over small home decor and design dilemmas.
Snuggle up with your partner and keep the peace at bay when decorating your abode. We have five decorating tips for you that can help elevate your space while keeping your relationship intact:
Accept individual styles
Discuss what theme or style you want the place to embody from the get-go. Since you are two different persons, you have your own different styles. You may want a Scandinavian style but your SO may prefer an industrial one.
Don’t feel ashamed to talk about this and agree to compromise. Respect your individual style and find out ways how to incorporate both styles. If you’re lucky to agree on one, then much better!
Balance the elements
Since you both have different tastes, that can reflect on the space. Having personal preferences and styles are out there and given, just observe to keep the basic elements well balanced for a seamless result. Even with different styles, there are ways you can make the space feel more ‘as one’.
Display your collections
Don’t panic yet. There’s no need to dispose or give away your superhero collection you’ve worked hard for over the years just because you’re taking a big step forward with your relationship. Take this as an opportunity to lay your personalities down the table and discuss.
If you and your SO have personal collections you both like to bring in to your shared space and put on display, the key to minimizing the look of chaos and clashing is to combine these personal possessions in a stylish and balanced manner.
The foundation of every relationship is communication and trust. Compromise if necessary and put trust in each other.
No matter what happens and whatever the issue is, always discuss it with your partner first and foremost before you make any final decisions. After all, communication is a key ingredient in a healthy and steady relationship. You’re decorating your home as a team—work together.
Design and decorate a home you’ll both love
The most important thing above all else is to go home to a space you love. At the end of the day, the space is both your home so you want to create a space that works around your personality and your relationship as a couple, no longer as individuals. Allow your love for each other reflect on the space you both live in.
How did you and your SO decorate your home and what were the major challenges you encountered when moving together? Share your experiences with us down below!
About the author: Chie is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.