Find­ing the Bal­ance Be­tween His and Hers

Get­ting mar­ried means many things.

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The prom­ise to love each other, to cher­ish one an­other, and of course, to live to­gether. Learn­ing how to find the right bal­ance be­tween new­ly­weds can be chal­leng­ing when it comes to cre­at­ing your new home with your part­ner. Com­bin­ing you and your part­ner’s fur­ni­ture and decor can ei­ther be an in­ter­est­ing ex­pe­ri­ence or a living night­mare.

For many cou­ples, the idea of living with an­other per­son might not be a fa­mil­iar sit­u­a­tion as most peo­ple come to­gether af­ter living on their own for a while. While mov­ing in to­gether can sig­nify a big step in a cou­ple’s re­la­tion­ship, it also means mak­ing per­sonal sac­ri­fices for one an­other. From ad­just­ing to each other’s sched­ules, to fig­ur­ing out who does what in the house, and even dec­o­rat­ing the house, some­times the process can get a lit­tle too over­whelm­ing.

With that said, it is not a hur­dle that can­not be over­come — the key is bal­ance. While you may think that man­ag­ing dif­fer­ent home decor styles — such as in­cor­po­rat­ing your ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture with your part­ner’s — might be a chal­leng­ing as­pect when it to comes to mov­ing in to­gether, this is­sue is faced by most cou­ples and can be solved with pa­tience and per­se­ver­ance. For bet­ter or worse, when it comes to com­ing to­gether to cre­ate a home with your loved one, find­ing a mid­dle ground is es­sen­tial to en­sure that both par­ties will come out happy and har­mo­nious.

As the gen­eral say­ing goes, a re­la­tion­ship is not one with­out com­pro­mise, and dec­o­rat­ing your house with your part­ner is no ex­cep­tion to the rule. With­out com­pro­mise, not only does it cre­ate a house that both of you won’t be happy to live in, it also causes un­wanted dis­cord that could po­ten­tially threaten the re­la­tion­ship. In a sur­vey con­ducted by Houzz in 2013, a home re­mod­elling and de­sign web­site, it was found that 12 per­cent of its re­spon­dents con­sid­ered sep­a­rat­ing or di­vorc­ing their spouses dur­ing a home ren­o­va­tion.

Ev­ery in­di­vid­ual has their own per­sonal set of tastes and pref­er­ences when it comes to style and decor. For ex­am­ple, one part­ner may like darker and bulkier fur­ni­ture whereas the other may pre­fer lighter and sleeker fur­ni­ture in­stead. This is a com­mon strug­gle that most peo­ple face dur­ing the de­sign process. While many cou­ples

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