Getting married is a big decision in everyone’s life. Right from deciding on Mr or Ms Right to how to propose and the size of the diamond on the ring, everything matters.
But what happens when you buy your own house and want to decorate it? Do you buy furniture and paint the walls keeping only your tastes in mind? Or do you decide with your better half?
The choice is obvious but not easy. All choices need to be made mutually. From the kind of curtains you use to the furniture and most importantly the colour of your walls.
Remember, just because you want to make your better half happy you don’t have to agree with their choice. You can have an opinion of your own. The idea is to come to a mutual understanding or agreement. Maintain your identity in the house too. Most men would not like pink walls in their living room nor would many women want grey walls in the bedroom. The best way to come to a decision is to discuss and then agree.
Here’s a very interesting site www.letscolour.in, which had a real life example of how couples can make decisions faster. The site offers a real life example on how this couple who were recently married decided on various furniture and styles for their home.
Tips for the transition
The site offered a few tips to keep in mind when decorating your home as a couple.
1. Compromise: Each of you have likes and dislikes. Meet somewhere in the middle and agree.
2. Throw it out: You don’t really need that old desk from university. Be willing to let some things go – even if they have sentimental value.
3. Make a shopping date: If you decorate as a team you can’t blame each other if something doesn’t work out.
4. Choose colours together: Even the most colour-averse bridegroom (or bride) has a few favourite hues. Plus, painting together is fun!
Marriage in itself is a huge leap in life. Therefore making adjustments to your new environment will be a lot easier if you both do it together.