You just bought your first home. Congratulations! You’re boxes away from moving in when your partner has a wonderful decorating idea that makes you wish you were back at your parent’s house. How did you not know their sense of taste? Now, what are you going to do? Is this going to be another fight over decorating? Don’t ruin your relationship, simply compromise with these helpful tips from Paragon Painters.
Know Other’s Limits
Everyone has boundaries, some more than others. Even if your husband or wife disagree on the decorating style, take the time to listen to your partner and get to know their tastes. Listening is crucial to ANY and all relationships. When you communicate with your partner, try not to demand or dictate your style preferences. It’s okay to not like something, but it’s also okay for someone else to like it. Remember the world would be pretty boring if we were all the same.
What is most important about decorating your home? The style? The feel? The presence? The image? What do you both want from the end outcome? When you have a mutual priority, then you have a joined goal to work towards and will find common decorating ideas to fill your home. As always, be open-minded and flexible to your partner’s ideas.
If your styles are complete opposites of each other, then try mixing them together. Remember, opposites attract. This may not work for every preferred style. However, a few added pieces of décor from you or your partner could add just the right amount of contrast to spice up the room and give it the design for which you are striving.
A neutral color palette works well for picky and difficult-to-please couples who just can’t decide on a mutual design. The neutral background leaves plenty of opportunity for you and your partner to add pieces of furniture and décor that matches your personalities. Continue to communicate and be open to each other’s differences and opinions. Listen with full attention, not with a readied reply.
Use a Theme
For a fun alternative to decorating your home, find a mutual theme(s). Themes bring energy and liveliness to a home. This method allows you and your partner to be creative while working towards a mutual goal. Compromising at this level strengthens the bonds of your relationship and opens the door for future opportunities to grow.
Free Rein Rooms
If you find you can’t see eye-to-eye on a particular room(s), then give free rein to a designated room to you and your partner. This way you each get to experience the joy of creating a space that transcends comfort and style for you and them. This is primarily a compromise for smaller spaces. Gathering spaces should probably remain neutral if unable to come to an agreement.
Try Something New
Be bold and try something completely new to both of you. Rip off the bandage. This is an exciting compromise when faced with a partner’s differences. Sure, change can be scary but it can also be fun! Here’s an opportunity to learn new things about yourself and your partner. Trying something new is a beautiful way to strengthen your relationship by sharing your strength, courage, creativity, and love.
Hire a Professional
When you have extinguished all your options, it’s time to hire a professional like Paragon Painters. Professionals have a keen eye to design and know-how to take the likes of two individuals and mesh them together into one beautiful finish. Not only will you have a look you both will enjoy, but it will be pristine, pleasantly unique, and perfect your home.
You step over the threshold of your new home with your partner at your side. You take a deep breath as you smell the fresh coat of paint. You never knew a home could look so beautiful or feel so good. Everything you dreamed of concerning a new home came true—without sacrificing your tastes or your relationship. You look at your partner and smile, then lean in for a kiss. Who would have thought a little flexibility would go a long way towards happiness.