Post # 16
why should home decor (or lack thereof) be entirely your SO’s decision? If he has no opinion, decorate as you like. As long as you’re spending your own money he shouldn’t mind. As PP have said, at least you won’t have to include his tastes in the decor if he truly has none!
Post # 17
lovekiss: Exactly the situation I’m in! And yes, guys are in general clueless. Our place was looking pretty dire but I’ve finally been able to give it a proper spruce-up 🙂 But it’s amazing just how much guys don’t “get” the quality vs price thing …. yes price is important but if you spend just a little bit more for quality it’s going to last longer. Well, that’s what he’s just discovered with our new (wedding present) sheet set. As if the whole idea hadn’t occurred to him, despite me trying to get him to see sense on this for years! hah.
Post # 18
I have to disagree with the majority of posters here. Your Darling Husband is an adult, and he has a right to have a say in what his home looks like. Prior to living with me, my Darling Husband was a typical bachelor – no furniture, nothing on the walls, big mess all around, hates shopping in Home Goods… but when presented with “Do you want Option A or Option B?” it turned out he had definite opinions. He cares about having a place for his things, about being able to find what he needs, about feeling like he belongs in our home. So even tho your Darling Husband may not be all, “Let’s go to Home Depot”, he’d probably be excited if you matted and framed his favorite poster and hung it over his desk, for example. He doesn’t want to spend 5 hours in Joann’s Fabrics, but he’ll tell you if he prefers a green or a blue couch cover. Give him a chance and limit the shopping or analysis paralysis, and you can build a home that reflects both of you.
Post # 19
My husband was like this before I just started decorating on my own. He is the type of guy who is fine with just some furniture and a random frame on the wall and that is considered “decorated.” Well I just took it amongst myself to start buying things and putting a room together and once we started getting complements from friends and family he bought into it more.
For example, I just finished re-doing our dining room and what does he do? Takes a picture and sends it to his parents because he thinks it looks so great. 🙂
Just take the initiative and once your home starts to look more put together it will open his eyes a bit more.