Moving in together is an important part in any relationship, as it further tests the compatibility and commitment. When this move happens, there is a need to merge two styles when it comes to interior decorating. This is often not easy, regardless of gender identification, but it can be especially hard for heterosexual couples. Although we may not recognize it always, there is commonly observed difference between masculine and feminine styles. The compromise often includes splitting houses by rooms and giving your significant other free reign. If not, neutral colors work well in bringing two people stylistically together.
- The fifty-fifty rule states that for every item he puts in, you get to add one of your own.
- Blue provides a good base color that can blend with both masculine and feminine styles.
- Another way to compromise is to use rich, dark furniture with pretty lamps or floral pillows.
“As a couple, decide which pieces of both of yours stay, and what goes. It can’t be all him or all you. Is there a family heirloom or item one of you just loves? Find a way to incorporate it into your new home. Why not give an old piece a makeover, like painting a dresser, so it gets a new life.”