When you’re newly married, there are a lot of things to get used to. One of them is sharing a home with someone. It’s rare that both partners will have the exact same taste in décor. At Half Price Drapes, we offer many beautiful neutral curtains that can make virtually anyone happy. Read on to learn a few more tips for compromising on interior design.
Communication is key
This may seem like obvious advice, but hear us out. Your first step should be to have an earnest conversation in which you go over the big picture. You may find that one room is particularly important to one spouse while another room is the top priority of another. If you can determine this right away, then you can each take control of that room and not have to compromise on what’s most important to you.
For example, one partner may be able to picture their perfect kitchen, while another partner may have a clear idea of what type of bedroom they want – right down to the sheer curtains. Once you’ve each picked your favorite room, you can move on to compromise on the rest of the home.
Easy options to agree on
Every couple is differently, but some of the most popular options that a lot of couples seem to be able to agree on include black, white, and wood combinations, as well as neutrals mixed with rich greens, blues, and grays. When it comes to texture, couples can often agree on natural textures like leather, and clean, modern furniture is often agreed to.
As you decorate your first home together, remember that it’s not all about how the room looks – it’s also about what it does. One of the biggest trends right now is toward versatility. Instead of a coffee table, consider a large ottoman that offers the flat space you need but acts as storage as well. Convertible furniture is also a popular option and is easy to get on board with.
Resist the urge to fill your entire home today
One of the biggest mistakes newlyweds often make is to run out and buy everything they need and want. The reality is that you really only need a few sets of curtains from Half Price Drapes, your basic furniture, and the appliances you’ll use on a regular basis. The rest can be purchased as you run across items you fall in love with.