So you return from your honeymoon and now it’s time for your married life to truly begin. You found the perfect house or apartment, and you are ready to move in. As the trucks arrive from “his place” and “your place” to where it you will now call “our place” you suddenly realize that the space you have will be overrun with things. This could be the first major pickup and source of contention in your marriage. Professional designers often joke about how half of their job is to be counselors, rather than designers, especially with newlyweds.
Making a house a home is not easy, especially when you’re combining two very different personal styles. And if you are young couple, let’s face it, mostly your stuff will be things that you’ve had since you were a teen or at least in college. Now that you have become a married couple, you may want to make your home a little more adult, but choosing what stays and what goals and what needs to be replaced is a big task. These decisions, if not handled correctly, can ruin a marriage before it begins. This is the first true test of your ability to implement the art of the compromise.
In a perfect world, a couple would have the same taste and aesthetics, but as we know, most often opposites attract. It is a difficult task at best to plan to furniture collections and voiced our unvoiced feelings about style, but it can be done. It is through this process that you create a home that reflects both of you. It takes time, hard work and a few tears, but fortunately you do not have to do this alone. There are professional designers just waiting to help you make your house a home. You can also find valuable tips and information right here on this website. Use our handy resource guide to help you locate interior designers in your town.