Moving in Together

When two people decide to move in together, it is only a matter of time before differences might develop. This has a lot to do with the fact that you and your partner almost certainly have wildly contrasting lifestyles. This means that blending your and your partner’s styles when moving in together might not be easy at all. You may like light colors while he/she would prefer darker shades.

You may prefer plenty of furniture while your better half might prefer a more minimalist look. Add to that the fact that some people like carpets while others prefer wooden flooring. The list is endless. Here, the need of the hour is to compromise until both of you meet in the middle, where all of your different ideas and styles will be incorporated. However, that is only possible if both of you decide to blend your respective styles together to create a good-looking place. Let us see how you can go about doing that:

  • Decide what will stay

One of the very first things you people should decide upon when moving in together is to take stock of every item that you have with you. After that, you should decide together exactly what will stay and what will have to be removed. After all, there is no point in keeping two beds, two couches, etc. This is why you should make it a point of figuring out what is needed and what is not. First, decide on what you both like, and only then opt for tradeoffs.  For example, her couch or sofa, but your coffee table. Or his bed, but your dressing table. You can donate the extra pieces or sell them at a garage sale, it is up to you. Ultimately, you will have to find the right balance.

  • Emphasize the similarities

Your living styles may just as well be as different as let’s say apples and oranges. Nonetheless, there will always be at least some aspect of the styles and interior décor that you can both agree on, for your home. A picture collage, for instance, depicting all of your fondest and most cherished memories just might hit the sweet spot. Alternately, you might like the same color for your walls and get them painted accordingly.

  • Hire a true blue professional

If you are really interested in blending your style with that of your partner, you should consider hiring the services of professional contractors. This is because they will be able to help you blend your styles while having a home remodel. They will have the necessary expertise to get the job done right, the very first time over. Apart from that, they will also have plenty of experience in doing similar projects over the years.

  • Consider starting afresh

In many cases, new couples settling in together for the very first time might prefer to start anew. I.e. with brand new furniture and décor. This way it would be a whole lot easier for them to blend their styles together since there would be no sentimental attachment to the old furniture and other pieces. After all, living with a partner is a challenging exercise. You have to learn their quirks and eccentricities and accommodate them too. Here, starting with a clean slate and selecting fresh items can be a great way to make a new beginning. 

  • Give each other space

Here, the space would be both metaphorical as well as physical. Both of you should have separate areas that you can decorate just the way you want, without any hindrance. This way, you will be able to enjoy your own personal style and yet be part of the same household. If space is at a premium, you might consider using individual shelves for your specific items and decorative knick knacks. You can use this arrangement in every room.

  • Conclusion

Of course, two people cannot see the world the same way for everything. However, respecting each other’s opinions will definitely help you to find common ground so that you won’t sweat the small stuff. Here, hiring a professional contractor for your home remodel project would be the best solution to all of your collective styling issues