Finding the Balance Between His and Hers
Getting married means many things.
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