(Closed) Home décor styles: clash or harmony?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

We’ve been REALLY lucky on this one so far – we have very similar styles! Sometimes he tends to lean towards more traditional stuff while I’m all about the modern, but once he sees examples of my ideas he usually ends up liking them better than the traditional ideas.

Post # 4
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

clash!!! he’s totally into traditional furniture, and I love more modern stuff.

Post # 5
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

when he first move he only brought his clothes… lol i was lucky

Post # 6
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It was really easy for us to merge households, mainly because neither of had much furniture to merge in the first place, and because he got an office to himself, where he stored stuff that doesn’t match our other decor.  We call the office his “nerd den.”

Post # 7
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

we are going through this now…  his stuff is just kinda junky though.  His stuff is the typical college furniture/decor that is cheap (walmart chic) and includes a lot of hand-me downs from his mother.  His mother’s style is country and mine is more traditional/modern so it doesn’t jive at all.  He hasn’t really fought to keep much of anything though.  And some of his things we’ll be keeping for a little while until we can purchase some upgrades just because it’s something he has that I dont.

Edit – we did have a funny little argument about the toasters though.  I want to keep mine because it’s red, but he wants to use his because it can do 4 slices.  We will still probably keep mine because we never actually toast anything very often.

Post # 8
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We were really lucky – our first shopping venture out ended up very positively! We both have the same style for the most part – we wanted the same couch and tables, and every time i have had a crazy idea he has totally supported it. but that said, theres had to be some compromises in colour… I like things a little lighter and he likes colour! hence the icky red wall in our lounge room (it was there when we  moved in… he just wont let me paint it!)

Post # 9
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

neither one of us had anything! we both came straight out of the dorm rooms to our apartment, so we pretty much just took what we could get as hand me downs. thank goodness we are moving into our new house in a month… i can finally start buying things i actually want!

Post # 10
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Before I moved in, he had had his house for 5 years, but never decorated, so we chose his stuff together. Then when I moved in, merging our stuff was easy, because we chose things for his place that were in a similar style. We have the same taste.
It’s not really the decor that clash, but more the “organizing style”. I’m all about pretty boxes and storage space; while he doesn’t care that much about that… until he used my boxes to make me happy and realized he loved it, haha!

Post # 11
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

we’re lucky, we have very similar styles. hubs likes pretty much anything I pick out, so usually I narrow things down and he chooses from that. works well for us so far

Post # 12
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are def lucky that we have very similar styles and tastes…

we just don’t have the money to decorate the way we want.

we’re both stuck in the situation where paying for the wedding is eating at our wallets, so we haven’t been able to do a lot of the “extra” decorating that we’d like… but as the wedding is coming closer… Fiance is def getting excited about planning “themes” and decor ideas that we’ll be embarking on post-wedding 🙂

we’ve had a few arguments about stuff we’ve put in the house… (ie. i can’t stand the green leather sofa with gold studs on the arms in our den, and i also can’t stand our kitchen table with wheely chairs)…

but the couch is a space filler for now and the kitchen table (FI doesn’t like either, it was just a lot sturdier than the small dining table i had in my apt)…

so we’re making do until we have some money to get the stuff we both want.

Post # 13
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I moved into a place that my Fiance owned himself.  It was pretty much a bachelor pad.  I did the changes and decorating the way I wanted it to be, and he seems to pretty much agree with whatever I want.  I think 90% of it is that he doesn’t really have his own taste in regards to decor, and the other 10% is that he is okay with my taste.

Post # 14
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My husband moved from his parents house to our house so he didn’t have any stuff.  Love the When Harry Met Sally reference!

Post # 15
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We integrated fairly seamlessly.  His taste can run a little more rustic than mine but I think he’s converting me.  So long as there are some more modern touches I’m happy. 

Actually, when we were talking about what color to paint an accent wall he kept talking about an orangy-brown.  I was not a fan but figured a rust color could look pretty cool and told him as much.  He wasn’t sold so we went back and forth until we went to the paint store and realized we were talking about the same color.  It’s all in the name I guess.  🙂

Post # 16
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re a total match. Although, he didn’t care for the Jay and Silent Bob poster in the laundry room.

When we picked out bedoom furniture, I think it took us 20 minutes to browse the store before picking out our set. We’re kinda manly modern together.

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