Wednesday, April 15, 2015
One problem that many couples have is figuring out how to decorate their homes. Everyone is unique and you have your own special likes and dislikes when it comes to décor. This can make decorating your space difficult when what you like is very different from what your partner likes but there are ways for both of you to feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. It may take a little time but if you exercise patience and work together, you can find a style that both of you will be happy with.
No one wants to live in a home with décor you don’t like, so don’t try to force your decorating style on your partner. Finding common ground will help you find a way to make it work when his and her decorating and the following tips can help you work together.
Before starting your project, both of you should make a list of the things you like. Once you have your list, compare notes. Focus on the things that you both like and use these items to make a new list together. Use this list to help you choose a decorating style that you both will feel comfortable living in everyday.
This is also a great time to discuss decorating styles that you don’t like. For example, most men don’t care too much for decor that makes the home too feminine and women don’t want their homes looking too masculine. Determine what you absolutely don’t like or feel you couldn’t tolerate looking at every day. Make a list of these items and be sure to leave them out of your decorating plans.
If by chance you end up simply hating something that your partner loves, there is a solution. You can always use those items in the one room of the home that your partner uses the most but nowhere else. When you discuss your likes and dislikes it will help you find common ground that will make it easier for you to find a style that suits both of you.
Don’t dismiss anything that you or your partner really likes, even if it doesn’t seem to fit in with the style you choose. A good interior decorator can always find ways to work items into your décor, even if they seem out of place to you. That’s one of the benefits of working with professionals with years of experience.
You don’t have to agree on everything but you should always respect your partner’s decorating style. Don’t make any major decorating choices without consulting your partner first and never make any major purchases.
It’s also very important that you don’t discredit things that your partner considers important. Even if you don’t understand why they like the things they do, it doesn’t make it any less important to them. Show your partner the same respect with the things they like and want as you expect from them. This will make it easier for you to compromise and find common ground.
Contact us here at J. Design Group for more information about creating a decorating style that you both will love.