Do your decor tastes mesh with SO's?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you and your SO have simular decorating tastes?
    Yes, we both like the same things and agree on how we want our home to look. : (34 votes)
    34 %
    No, but SO let's me do what I want. : (19 votes)
    19 %
    No, but I let SO do whatever he/she wants. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    No, but we usually find a happy compromise. : (36 votes)
    36 %
    No, and we can never agree on anything. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Other (explain below) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    4757 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes!! My husband likes really modern stuff and I hate modern! I have a very classic, traditional style. There are a few select items in our house left over from his modern bachelor days, but mostly my style has taken over. He really doesn’t care a whole lot about decor or things like that anyway.

    Post # 4
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We do not have similar tastes at all, and it is a huge point of contention. We would argue less if one of us decided we should up and move to Russia than we do over something to put on a wall.

    Post # 5
    15011 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    DH like everything equal, even (like in two’s), and matchy matchy. Oh, and he loves light oak, yuck. He just has such bad taste and he’s come to realize it. Now he just lets me do as I please. As long as he’s not sitting or sleeping on something brick hard, he’s happy. He gets to design the yard, that’s his zone.

    Post # 6
    12865 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    He either likes what I choose or has no opinion and doesnt care.  Either way, it works out.  I just decorate however I want.

    Post # 7
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    My FI has no decor tastes. If I asked him the colors used in my apartment to decorate I doubt he could tell you (green/brown). If I told him other men have an opinion on this he would not believe me.  As long as I don’t turn the place into a big pink fluffy palace of girliness, he doesn’t care. The only things he ever notices are things he deems “too cute” or “too girly” , like the bedding on my guest bed…it’s the IKEA Renate Blom and he commented once it was kind of girly. But that’s about it. Another time he asked why I never change the towels in the bathroom…I do…so I asked why he thought I didn’t and his response was “Well there’s ALWAYS a green towel in there.” Yeah, I own more than one green towel and I also do laundry. LOL.

    Post # 8
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Thankfully we have really similar taste. It has been an easy transition, living together.

    Post # 9
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m not sure how to answer the poll because honestly I don’t think my FI has any opinions whatsoever about home decorating. I guess he likes to make a joke of hating throw pillows, but he lets me have them anyway 😛

    Post # 10
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think you need an option for “Yes, but my fiance doesn’t really have opinions on home decor until after I finish a project and put it up in the house”

    I have VERY masculine tastes so he really likes my style, haha!
    I love clean line/modern industrial, retro, and farmhouse “look genres” so he’s usually on board. There is almost nothing I’ve done or hung up that he doesn’t like (and he’d let me know).

    He just defers all decor to me at this point, he hates doing everything about it – from picking out paint to choosing a couch (and quite frankly I can’t stand his taste in artwork).

    We’re both architects and have some common architects/building favorites; we also share similar tastes in design (though he leans more “high modern” in the design world) so I think that helps a lot.

    Post # 11
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @thunderberry:  OMFG My fiance LOVES throw pillows! It’s like the only things he’ll pick out… pillows. He does a prety good job, actually. 🙂

    Post # 12
    2915 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    We are both pretty easy going. He moved into my place a year ago, and kept most of it, but i find that he likes a lot of …stuff…on the walls and in the yard. Like … TONS of photos, random signs and stuff. Whatev, doesn’t bother me.

    Post # 13
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We mostly like similar styles but in different colours. He likes black, I like white. It’s most apparent when we’re looking at things like coffee makers or toasters. The last time we found ourselves in this predicament we went with a happy medium and bought a green coffee maker 🙂

    Post # 14
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Goofball:  This is where I’m lucky that he let’s me do what I want and doesn’t fight me.

    He tried to hang a soccer poster in our bedroom.

    This is his idea of an awesome decorating scheme

    I’d love to say that I’m joking, but I’m not. Since I’m not quite as obsessed with Barcelona as he is, sadly, I had to veto this brilliant idea. Instead I went with an ecclectic beachy cottage theme. No starfish or shells. But a wooden headboard with a braid design in the wood, mixed patterns, stripes and solids in a soft blue, soft green, white and accents of yellow.

    Post # 15
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Yeah, we definitely have different tastes…he is cool with how I decorate, as long as I run it by him first as I have a tendency to pick the girliest things ever. I actually think my decorating sense has improved by having him rein me in, and the house is definitely more sophisticated. 

    Post # 16
    4634 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Goofball:  My FI and I have very similar design tastes. There are certainly a few items that have made us go “what is he/she thinking?”, in those situations, we don’t get them… just keep looking until we can find something we agree on.

    Or, one of us will concede, if the other makes a good enough case for the item.

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