How to Decorate Your Home as a Couple
Are you moving into your first home as a couple? Or are you finally moving in with your partner, but want to redecorate to make the place look and feel like yours too? Here are 5 compromising tips on how to decorate your home as a couple:
Especially if you can’t agree on a style, start with neutral wall colors. Or balance light and dark colors. Working with neutral wall colors is like starting with a blank canvas, it’s the safest way to start if you’re unsure of your design style.
Compromise with the big ticket items. If you are decorating your first home together, it’s good to establish a strong foundation to work off of – so start with completely new home furniture essentials like a sofa, dining table, and bed.
Incorporate a variety of textures. From leather, to velvet, to wood, and to metal, it’s perfectly fine to mix and match textures so you can each define your own style. Don’t feel like you need to stick to a leather accent chair just because you have a leather sofa.
Use accessories to express your individual style. Books, sentimental knick knacks, toss pillows, wall art, etc. There are plenty of ways to show off your own identity in your decor.
Define your domain. It’s possible that you and your partner will have areas in your home that you care more about than others. For example, you love a good entry way decor and they can care less if there’s a shoe rack or not. Define the areas that are most important to you, agree on a budget, and style on your own!