You may love him, but that doesn’t mean you love his neon bar sign hanging in the living room. And odds are he’s not all that crazy about your cherub collection in the bathroom. Relationships are all about compromise, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to decorating together.
Whether you’ve lived together for years or are just planning to move in together, there will be differences in decorating tastes. Here are some ideas on how to create a style together:
- Paint the walls with neutral colors that provide a backdrop to match with his things and yours.
- Limit collections (dolls, childhood photos, etc.) unless it is truly important for you that they be on display. It’s not just your place anymore—it’s both of yours—and the collections should express the couple’s taste.
- Browse through catalogs to find furniture styles you both like, and replace anything too girly or too manly with new pieces.
- Allow space for each other, whether this means a craft room for you or a man cave for him, these individual outlets in the home can provide a space for neon signs or cherubs.
- Keep him included. Although you may want to take the reins and redecorate on your own, include him in the process of picking out colors and fabrics so his tastes are also reflected in the decor.