You want your home to be a reflection of you; your values, your beliefs, the things you love and enjoy. For most of us who live in partnership with a spouse or significant other, decorating our homes can be a battle of wills. Ladies, you want it to reflect beauty, right? And guys, chances are you just want convenience. Compromise without forsaking beauty, convenience, or anything else that may become a bone of contention between you. Check out these tips to design the room – or home of your dreams whiles still loving each other through it all.
Use neutral colors. Keeping the palette neutral will cut down on too much femininity or masculinity, and it doesn’t have to be boring! Choose tan, grey, gold, slate, charcoal and more. Light greens and blues are also nice because they aren’t too feminine and yet they add some color and contrast to an otherwise dull room. If you choose to stay all neutral, add in textures for depth. Choose chevron, stripes and plaid, or spice it up with animal prints of some sort.
Go with all white, adding in pops of color. All white rooms are dramatic, and when you add in some color here and there the room takes shape. Go to the paint store and talk about the colors you like. Choose two or three together, mixing and matching until you come up with the perfect set for you as a couple. Have some fun with it! Look at the names given to the colors and compare it to the love you have for one another. (Hopefully they’re nice names!)
Plants are unisex. While home furnishings are the mainstay of your home, adding in plants and other elements of nature give it a homey appeal. Ladies, this one will help a lot if you’ve done some compromising with the furniture choices. He may like the darker leather or heavier, more manly home furnishings, but when you add in nature it balances it all out.
Choose accent pieces together. That’s right guys, you’ve go to go shopping with your wife! Stop in to Connell’s today to find some beautiful one-of-a-kind accents to make your home beautiful and uniquely your own. Choose from table tops, pillows, throws, artwork and more. We’ve got so much to choose from, you’re sure to find things each of you will enjoy for years to come.
A man knows his electronics. Ladies, give him that. When shopping for televisions, stereos, surround sound systems and more, let him decide. He’s likely done his homework and you’ll get the best bang for you buck in this department – if you let him have his way, this once!
Value her beauty. Guys, you fell in love with you wife for many reasons, and her beauty is likely one of those reasons. We women crave beauty, not only for ourselves but in our surroundings. Let her have her way with some of those things that you might not choose for yourself as a bachelor. In the end, she’ll compromise those things she knows you despise because your happiness is also important to her.
As always, stop by one of the two Connell’s locations in Mt. Vernon or Newark today for beautiful home furnishings, exceptional value and customer service beyond compare. We look forward to serving you!