Relationships require some level of work and compromise to keep it healthy and strong. And while some things are easily agreed upon, other things aren’t. When it comes to your home’s decor, specifically the bedroom, do the two of you share the same tastes in style? If you do, then decorating your comfortable haven will be a breeze. If you don’t however, then you’ll probably benefit from the tips we have to offer.
You might think combining styles will be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. When approached in the right way, you’ll not only be successful at blending your tastes, you’ll also have fun making it happen.
Where to Begin
A good place to start is by creating a list of what you both like. Putting it on paper is nice, but visuals will make it come together easier. Consider creating a Pinterest board to display things you both love. Or tear out pictures from design magazines to put in a folder. Once you see it in front of you, it’ll be easier to define your individual design styles (you never know, your styles might actually be more similar than you realize once you compare pictures).
After you have a handle on your new, unified style, you’re ready to move onto the execution. Here we’ll break down 3 main things to consider while creating a bedroom fit for the both of you: color, patterns, and personal touches.
Color plays a very important role in the design of a bedroom. Bright, bold colors don’t really reflex sleep, so, as a general rule, it’s best to opt for more subdued versions. Talk favorite colors over with each other and then narrow it down to a palette containing no more than three. With endless color combinations out there, it shouldn’t be hard to find a happy compromise. If neither one of you are up for taking the color plunge on a large scale, lean toward a neutral base that will allow you to incorporate your favorite colors on a smaller scale.
As with color, there are several patterns that mesh well including masculine and feminine ones. Don’t be afraid to mix it up stripes with paisley, florals with plaid, etc as long as you stick to the rule of three being one large, one medium and one small scale pattern.
The bedroom tends to be the one room that no one else spends time in but the two of you, so don’t hesitate to put as many personal touches as you’d like to have in there. Consider personal photos of (or trinkets from) places you’ve traveled together, find a painting from an artist you both enjoy to hang on the wall; add candles for romance when needed. These are all easy ways to make the space meaningful.
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