What happens when you and your other half have completely different tastes in home décor? It’s a tricky situation. After all, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to personal style. We share 5 ways to fuse your two visions together, harmoniously!
1. Talk about your ideas and decide on a theme
Interior Designer: 82
Location: Citylife @ Tampines
Cost of Renovation: $46,000
Communication is always key. Reaching a mutual understanding that combines two different styles may strengthen you and your spouse as a team. Decide the kind of vibe you want to have in your home, then blend both of your ideas to find common ground.
2. Stick to one colour palette
Interior Designer: Habit
Location: Thomson Three
Cost of Renovation: $62,000
Any two different styles can be combined in harmony if you have one consistent colour palette. Choose at least two neutral colours to balance out your styles.
3. Choose two main wood and metal finishes
Interior Designer: The Interior Lab
Location: Lorong Lew Lian
Cost of Renovation: $45,000
Don’t go overboard with too many finishes! Your aesthetic will look more polished with a similar kind of finish. Ideally, you’ll want to choose one prominent tone and an accent to keep things subtle.
4. Shop for new furniture together
Interior Designer: Space Atelier
Location: Sumang Walk
Cost of Renovation: $45,000
When you’re doing this, make sure you share the same goal, which is searching for items that will satisfy both of your design desires. Perhaps, you’re eyeing a delicate rug and considering whether it would be perfect in the living room. Why don’t you ask your partner if he likes it in his favorite pattern? It’ll create a new focal point in your new space.
5. Compromise, compromise, compromise
Interior Designer: The Roomaker
Location: Chai Chee Road
Cost of Renovation: $36,000
Don’t just reject your partner’s wishes when you disapprove! Ask him about his overall vision, and try to get inside his mind to understand his point of view. After all, you should create a home that you both will love.
This article is done in collaboration with Bridestory.
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