Moving in together is a big deal because you are combining two lives into one household. Here are some thoughts and suggestions on combining your life with the one you love.
Use this as an opportunity to start clean
Chances are you both have stuff you’ve been hanging on to but don’t use. Now is the perfect time to get rid of the clutter. This can be a hard thing to do, but it means getting a fresh start. Keeping things around you don’t use just requires maintenance time and costs. Now may be the best time to get rid of that box of old college posters.
Ask each other about interior design
So you obviously love each other, but that doesn’t mean that you both have the same taste in interior design. You will need to find a common ground. Window treatments are a good place to start. Stylish shutters will allow you to have great control over light, and they come in a wide range of colors and styles to make it easy to find something you both like. Shutters will also help your home be more efficient so you can save some money on your heating and cooling costs.
Combining Your Styles
The home you share with your spouse should be a great reflection of you both. Combining styles can be easier if you are both moving into a fresh space. If you are moving into one or the other’s home, it is important that you both have items in the home that mean something to you. Perhaps there is a painting you love that has light floral tones and your spouse has a statue they picked up in Greece. These symbols of your life before are meaningful because when placed in the home you share together; they represent the intertwining of your life together.
Dinner and Serving Wear
The dishes and utensils you use should be a part of your interior design as well. Beautiful pottery can be displayed in a kitchen. Essentially, well-made dishes can be functional pieces of art within the home. Perhaps you got a fabulous pitcher for a wedding present? Why not display it proudly in your kitchen? Serving dishes can be eclectic, and best of all, they come in a lot of different colors and styles so you can change your functional décor with the seasons.
Furniture That Is New To You Both
Furniture that you both pick out can be a great way to start a home together. This doesn’t mean that it has to be new from the factory. Browsing antique stores and upscale used furniture stores can be exciting and romantic. Plan lunch at a bistro and spend the afternoon shopping for pieces of furniture that have old world charm. Or for a more hip look, look for a mid-century sofa and chair set. Part of the excitement of shopping for used furniture is that you never know what you will find.