After the excitement of
the wedding has died down, the other thing that newly
weds look forward to is setting up and decorating
their new home. What they do not realize is that this
can be the beginning of their marital woes. Men and
women have very different ideas as to how each room
should be decorated. And this can lead to arguments
between the newly weds.
Each individual has their own
tastes and they may not match the tastes of the other partner.
Designers will tell you that, sometimes the women take over all
the decision-making because; they think decorating the house is
their specialty. Sometimes the partner whose house it is or who
owns most of the furniture makes all the decisions. The best way
out is if both the partners can come to a compromise about various
aspects of decorating the house. If not, the house should be
divided up between the two partners for decorating. Each partner
should independently design rooms they have decided to decorate;
the other partner should not interfere. Once this is done interior
designers have found that in a short span of time partners are
asking each other for their opinion.
Here are a few tips from experienced designers
for newly weds who are decorating their new home:
If each partners like different styles then
do each room in different styles or if you can afford to heir
a designer then he will be able to blend the two styles for
Make a budget after carefully considering all
the things you need and then stick to it.
Do your homework on how each room should
look. If you can collect pictures of various ideas for each
room it would be best.
Work together as a unit and find a way of
compromising, find some common things about which both of you
You will live in that house for many years to
come, so do not go in for trends that change from year to
year. Find a style that will be in vogue even after a few
It is your home and the only one you have, so
be choosy about what you use and put in it.