Tips for Decorating Your Home as a Couple
Moving in with your partner can and will be both exciting and frustrating. Sometimes the biggest challenge when living together is deciding on the design aesthetic. If you and your partner’s tastes in decor vary drastically, you are not alone. Couples won’t always agree on every design decision and it’s important to compromise. Check out our tips on how to decorate your shared living space!
Talk About Your Ideas
Communication is key! If there is something your partner is passionate about keeping but you loathe it, have an open discussion about the item to come to a mutual understanding. You may find you are more willing to live with the piece knowing it has sentimental value. On the other hand, if there is an item your partner despises and you love, it’s important to hear them out.
Creating an inspiration board is a great way to get motivated to create a home that you both love. An inspiration board is a great way to help each other understand which styles you both like and can help uncover a mutually agree-upon aesthetic.
Establish Your Style
When living together, it’s important to decide what styles both you and your partner like and establish a common ground.
Take an Inventory
Before you and your partner decide on your style and go shopping, it’s important to get an idea of exactly what you are working with and what you want to get rid of. Your home should reflect not only both of your individual styles, but also the style of the two of you as a couple. Don’t hold onto anything that doesn’t have any sentimental value and you can learn to work with the rest of your stuff within the space.
Figure Out What Rituals are Important
Compromising is extremely important. Think about what hobbies both you and your partner have and how you can incorporate them into your life together.
Be Willing to Compromise
Again, being able to compromise when living together is extremely important. Acknowledge all of each others’ pieces that have sentimental value and try to incorporate them into spaces that make sense. These pieces are what creates character within the home.
Agree on a Color Palette
The right color palette can bring everything together. Once you have a consistent color scheme, stick to it and everything becomes much easier.
Make It Personal
Since your home is a representation of yourself, you will want it to feel like you. Find an awesome statement piece that you both love and use it as a symbol of your relationship.
Always Remember Your Partner is More Important Than Your Things
Getting some perspective about the most important thing in your home will help you decorate more peacefully and improve your relationship.
So, there you have it – our top tips for decorating your new home as a couple. Happy decorating!
For more inspiration, follow our Moving In Together Pinterest board!