How to Decorate Your Home as a Couple

By on November 6, 2017

Living together as a couple means sharing spaces and tastes along the way. You might think it’s all fun and games until you start touching his collection and he nags on the knickknacks you’ve brought in. Both of you now live in one home where space is shared. This means picking up furniture you both like and making lots of compromises when it comes to styling and decorating. 

Home decorating and styling is arguably one of the biggest challenges couples have to face—there will be arguments on the choice of wall colors, furniture, statement pieces and even down to the displays.

How to Decorate Your Home as a Couple

Don’t fret yet, there are ways on how to make living as a couple less stressful. Here are a few tips on how to decorate a living space for couples:

Be open for discussions

Before you head to the home department store and buy the suede yellow couch you’ve been eyeing on since forever, ask your partner whether or not they approve of it. It’s never a bad idea to discuss what you want and if you come to a disagreement, this is where you have to find a common ground.

Make sure that you both establish a middle ground or compromise before making impulse decisions. If your partner doesn’t like that yellow couch, maybe you can negotiate with him—he chooses the couch, you on the dining set, or you could find a statement living room chair that will certainly stand out as the yellow couch would.

Choose a color palette that you both like

 Have a consistent color palette that both of you like. Once you have decided on this, everything will fall smoothly; you’ll know what colors to find when shopping for bed sheets, curtains, decor, and statement pieces. Having a distinctive color palette can make shopping and decorating easier and with less fuss.

Designate a personal space

Moving in together with your partner doesn’t have to mean accepting the fact that you will no longer have a personal space—a place, no matter how tiny or big, that you can call your own and the spot where you can spend and enjoy your ‘me’ time. This could be a small yet roomy enough spot in your bedroom as your reading nook or work area, or in a comfortable chair in the living room where you retreat to relax.

Learn to compromise

 Each and every one of us have our personal style; with home decorating, we have personal pieces, strange or not, that are valuable to us that no matter what people think about it, we can’t just simply get rid of it.

Do know that like how you and your partner are as a person, you have differences and that reflects your personal taste when it comes to decorating your abode. When it comes to your differences, always compromise and find a middle ground.

Just have fun

 Whether it’s all for aesthetic or not, do remember that at the end of the day, you’re in the most exciting stage of your relationship and probably one the best things that could happen in your life. Don’t let shallow home decor-related arguments interfere in that. Besides, decor and style evolve over time so if you don’t like a piece your partner chose, give it a time and it will all work out.

Keep in mind that your relationship weighs above all

 Just because your partner doesn’t like pink collects Batman figurines doesn’t mean these accounts to put your relationship on a pedestal. You decided to move in together, that means you love your partner and love to live with them more than you’re eager to put away their Batman figurines.

How did you and your partner go about decorating and styling your home when you decided to move in together?

About the author: Chie Suarez spends her downtime pinning home decor finds on Pinterest. She also writes for Wincrest Bespoke, a home builder in Sydney that is created for those who seek more than just a luxury home.


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