Once you’ve got the wedding rings, have had your ceremony and celebrations, and are ready to settle into your new life together, it’s now time for you and your new spouse to create a home together. Even if you’ve lived together in the past, being married might make things at home feel a bit different. So to help ensure that you’re able to start your marriage off on the right foot, here are three tips for creating a home with your new spouse.
Never Make Assumptions
When you were single, you might have had a particular style all of your own. But now that you’re married, you’ve got to include someone else in the conversation about what you want your home to look like. So before you start making changes, Sharon O’Neill, a contributor to The Huffington Post, advises that you sit down with your spouse and talk about everything explicitly. Just because you think that one design style makes more natural sense than another doesn’t necessarily mean that your spouse will feel the same way. By throwing out all your assumptions, you’ll ensure that you don’t unknowingly step on your spouse’s toes or make any executive decisions that really should have been discussed.
Integrate Both Of Your Belongings
As you bring two lives into one, you may struggle knowing what to hold onto and what to get rid of so that you can make this new life together. The best way to do this, according to Brides.com, is to respect the belongings that your spouse wants to keep just like you expect your spouse to respect what you want to keep from your past home. By each selecting a few items that are must-haves, you’ll be able to integrate both of your belongings into your new space and create an atmosphere that you’re both comfortable with. And with the things you’re not keeping, consider selling them and treating yourselves to a new piece that you both will love having in your home.
Mix Your Styles Together
You and your new spouse likely have a few difference when it comes to personal taste and style. And while you might view this as a bad thing at first, Homepolish Editors, contributors to Brides.com, share that it can actually be very beneficial if you embrace these differences and mix your styles together. By doing this, you’ll be able to have your space reflect the perfect meld that if your two unique personalities. And even if these styles are opposite, we’ve all heard that opposites can attract—and can create some attractive rooms as well.
If you’ll soon be living with your new spouse, consider using the tips mentioned above to help make this transition a little easier when it comes to decor and style.