It’s often stated that when two people get married, they become one. While that might be true in a spiritual sense, they’re still individuals with their own sense of style, taste and preference. As newlyweds enter the first few years of their marriage, they’ll realize how intricate the process of becoming one can really be. This includes the decorating process. When you enter your home, you want it to look and feel like you live there. Consider the four ways that newlyweds can create a cohesive vision for their new home.
Create the vision together
You don’t want the space to look overly feminine or masculine. If a man walks into a space that looks like a sports bar, he might be happy. However, it’s nice to have a feminine touch. If a woman walks into a home that looks like a sorority house, she might be elated. However, it’s important for the home to reflect the style and taste of both partners. This is why it’s wise to sit down to talk through the dream for the home. Both of you live there. This is a great way to learn how to listen, create and compromise with one another.
Pick gender-neutral colors
There’s nothing wrong with adding pink or blue to your home. In fact, some of the most beautiful shades of pink will look amazing on the walls of a living room. A blue camo leather decorative throw pillow cover will look amazing on a chic sofa set. However, if you’re not familiar with how to mix colors, start by choosing neutral colors like white, black and tan. As you build your look, you can add in accent colors and complementary patterns. As you choose gender-neutral colors, you’ll also allow yourself to take more risks and pivot if they don’t work. Gender-neutral colors include yellow, gray and green.
Take your time
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your home decor won’t be complete in a day either. When you’re creating a masterpiece, remember to take your time. Get to know the bones of the home. This process can easily take a full year to complete. However, it’s better to invest in pieces that won’t go out of style within the following two years.
Set a firm budget
One of the biggest arguments couples have involves money and how to spend it. You never want to jeopardize the relationship due to your lack of discipline with money. Instead, set a firm budget at the beginning of the project. This will prevent you from needlessly spending money in areas that aren’t worth it.
As you and your partner decorate your home together, consider it one of the great projects you two can do in order to learn how to work as a team. When you see couples that have lasted for 50 and 60 years, know that they’ve worked on the art for a long period of time. It takes the small, daily tasks and mundane projects in order to learn the art of coming together to make something beautiful in the end.