How Should Newlyweds Decorate Their Home Together?

Design your new home is the next step after purchasing your new home together. It can be challenging and sometimes, downright infuriating deciding on which swatch is better or where a table must go. Get on the smoother path with this list of tips on how to make your house a home.

Design your new home is the next step after purchasing your new home together. It can be challenging and sometimes, downright infuriating deciding on which swatch is better or where a table must go. Get on the smoother path with this list of tips on how to make your house a home.

Moving in together is one of the most challenging times in a couple’s life together. It’s the time period where they get privy to the habits their partner had that they didn’t know about. Maybe they have the habit of leaving the toilet seat up or leaving their used cups all over the house. Regardless of what it might be, it can cause tension and a lot of adjustment on both sides.

However, living together also brings a certain level of intimacy. Instead of meeting your significant other after lunch or at dinner, now you can wake up every day with them. There is a charm in living your daily routine together. Now that you’ve teamed up to buy or rent your own home and space, it’s time to continue and test your partnership by turning your house into a home.

Communicate

Everyone and their mothers can tell you that communication is the key in any relationship. In designing your new home together, it’s best to sit down and identify your individual needs, wants, likes and dislikes. By laying it all down on the table, you two can talk about compromise, deal breakers and your respective logic behind every design decision.

This might be uncomfortable to some at first, but it will do you both good in the long run. Make the process more fun and interactive by putting up a corkboard in your room! You can pin your pegs and this will make visualizing your plan much easier.

Learn to compromise

Love and marriage are about sacrifice and compromise. You may have your deal breakers, like having a green couch, but sometimes you have to learn to let go of some design choices and let your partner have their turn. This might mean having a green couch in your cream living room or living with a large painting of your father-in-law at the hall, but this might also mean your partner sacrificing their accent wall swatch for the color that you like. Who knows? You might be surprised by how good your two different choices look together in your kitchen.

Embrace the new

Everybody can have a hard time letting go of constants in their lives. In home-making, this might be the large mirror you bought at a trunk sale that you’ve had since college or the carpet that your partner bought with their first paycheck. It’s understandable to want to bring them to the new stage of your life.

However, don’t forget to embrace the new. This is not just the merging of your lives and spaces, this is the chance to build a new one.

Stick with your budget

It’s easy to be carried away when designing your new home. Research will lead you to home décor magazine after home décor magazine and, countless articles online.

Designing your home can indeed be expensive, but don’t forget to stay within your budget. You are starting your life together. It’s best to have some padding in your bank account. However, it’s inevitable that you’re going to need to buy new appliances, furniture, and centerpieces, and maybe invest in repairs but you can also reduce some expenses by doing some DIY projects together. You’d be surprised how many DIY projects are out there for your home.

Say hello to additional bonding time!

Hire a designer

Sometimes the hard part isn’t deciding how you want your home to look like, most of the times it’s the execution and harmony that are the main challenges in home design. Hiring a professional can solve this dilemma. They have the expertise and knowledge borne of years in the industry. They can also act as the mediator between you and your significant other when design decisions are not in line with each other.

Having a professional can help blend you and your significant other’s taste seamlessly. So, it’s best to take some time aside to sit down with your chosen designer and have a consultation. That way, you can enjoy the more fun part of building your home. Fewer worries!

Designing your new home can be challenging but don’t forget to have fun with it. With these tips, you should well be on your way. Have fun!

Sources: Brides, The Net

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