Post # 1
Help me, bees!
I seriously cannot get this man fired up about giving our apartment some ‘oomf’. Since moving in together this past summer, we have had a lot of distractions that have kept us from jumping into a proper ‘nesting’ period – a vacation mere weeks after move-in, complications with my father’s health, and an emotional, major job switch for me. But with the holidays coming up around the corner, I can’t stand my bland living space any longer!
I swear this guy would be okay with having bare walls for the next year. I always tell him that we need to start giving our place some personality, that I simply cannot live another day in an apartment that resembles a dorm room/jail cell with a really expensive couch.
How do you get your men interested in decorating? Or do I just need to suck it up and do this one on my own?
Post # 3
@izziebear: I think a lot of guys just think they don’t care as much about design or are overwhelmed by the task…but when it actually comes to picking things out and spending money, they start to have an opinion! For your situation, I think I’d start picking out things, maybe show him pics online of paintings/frames/decor. Ask him do like item A or item B, so he gets to give his opinion, and not be overwhelmed by choice. It sounds like you’re going to have to take the initiative, but that’s not a bad thing!
Post # 4
LOL good luck.. i think you should just give up and do whatever you want to the place. Think of it this way, you have free reign to do whatever you want!! Fiance and I just moved in together into our first house a few months ago and he has no interest in decorating or furniture or anything. He thinks its fine the way it is and we dont need anything else. He only has hand me down awful stuff from college, and I came with nothing. It’s driving me nuts, and he’s perfectly fine with bare walls, no window treatments, an empty living room, empty dining room, not a single bookshelf or shelving of any kind…you get the idea. Most guys just don’t seem to care or notice these things… I feel your pain.
Post # 5
@pinkshoes: Glad to see that I’m not alone! I guess we’re going to have to steer this decoarting ship on our own. Good luck!