The decision to move in with your partner is incredibly exciting, but it’s not without its obstacles. You’ll have to agree on your home’s decor, which requires compromises, sacrifices and lots of creativity.
When your decorating styles reflect two distinct personalities, you’ll definitely have your work cut out for you. You might also have twice the décor with which to work if you both have treasured pieces of furniture or art you wish to keep. With a little effort, finding a balance between the two can be done beautifully, and home decorating as a couple can be successful.
Decide which pieces will stay and which should be sold, donated or discarded. Take a day to focus on decluttering to ensure that all the items in your home have a purpose and are loved by both. If one of the parties is not fond of a particular piece, its fate may need to be put on the chopping block.
If you are an art connoisseur or an electronics junkie and your significant other has no input in those areas but has exquisite taste in lighting, leave one another a little more pull in those respective areas of design. If one of you prefers a clean, modern theme and the other prefers a rustic, antique look, you’ll have to find a balance between the two. There are ways to intertwine one look with the other, and anything’s possible with a creative focus.
Learn more about how to bring your styles together by checking out the following infographic from Z Gallerie on how to design your home as a couple.