Four interior decorating tasks that must be done with your partner

Four interior decorating tasks that must be done with your partner

In most relationships, there’s usually one person that’s a lot more excited at the prospect of interior decorating than the other. If one person wants to assume the bulk of the decorating work while the other does something else, that’s fine so long as both parties are in agreement. But there are at least four areas where couples need to be in agreement when it comes to interior design. Here they are:

Lighting

Lighting is always worth looking at together because it influences the way every room in the home looks. Light fixtures tend to be focal points in whatever rooms they’re in so they’re an especially important design element. You should both have input about how the different rooms in the home will be used and the lighting needs to be appropriate for the planned use of each room. As an example, in a room you plan to do some entertaining, you’ll probably want a chandelier with multiple bulbs and a dimmer. One may want some task lighting in the kitchen and the other may want some accent lighting to highlight a collection or gallery wall.

Furniture and rugs

Large furnishings such as sofas, loveseats, recliners, table and chair sets, and area rugs should be selected by both partners even when one professes to not care. They’re major purchases and some stores may not be willing to let you return them. Furniture should be comfortable for both partners and all large furnishings should be aesthetically pleasing to both as well.

Wall color

A wall color is another major decision that needs to be agreed upon. It’s one of the easiest and least expensive ways to change the look of a home but it’s a lot of work and so you better make sure that you and your partner are on the same page because you’re not going to want to repaint it of the other tires of the paint color in two weeks’ time.

Bedding

The average person spends one third of their life in bed so it’s crucial that both of you agree on the bedding. Remember that higher thread count will feel nicer on the skin but won’t breathe as well. Go with linen sheets if you don’t mind the slightly messy, country look. Go with cotton if wrinkles will drive you crazy. Opt for a deep, saturated color. Ditch the plain white sheets your mom bought you when you left for college.

Source: Huffington Post




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