(Closed) So happy to move out! Decorating is another story.

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL, there is no compromise for us.  He just comes home and there is something new or something that I have changed.  Sometimes it takes him days to notice it.  I am lucky in the fact that Darling Husband has very bad taste in decorating and he knows it. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are building a house and I ordered all the furniture myself. He’s more interested in adding art etc but let me do my thing for the furniture. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@maymorganite: You can still make black furniture look cozy…just highlight it with tans/creams/blues maybe?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

dealing with this right now in fact!  I have always been the one to decorate, but that has been basically rearranging what we have been gifted over the years as people move or change their own furniture.  I’ve made the mishmash look great, but it has never been FI’s style.  We are trying to preserve what we can, and redo on a budget–but he likes the blacks, silvers, modern look that can be quite expensive and is often an issue of architecture rather than decor.

My suggestion?  Buy three home design magazines and have him rip out what he likes, circle it, and explain why.  You can go through it together, and he can even make a pile of “hate it.”  That way you can see what he does and does not like, and just pick the elenents you can both agree on.  We did this the other day, and while I am still kinda stressed about trying to make it work–there is def room for compromise. I would not believe that if i didnt have the pictures i can now return to. 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are working on this right now! As far as the furniture that comes with the place, if you really hate it, try getting covers for the couches. We have this really comfortable (but really hideous) orange print couch that we’re going to cover in black to match the rest of our decor!

In terms of incorporating both of your styles, that’s a harder one. My Fiance is in the military and has that “oo-rah” mentality. He also likes black, white, and red, with lots of straight lines and a more modern/asian look. I like more ornate decorations with lighter blues, greens, and purples.

Our living room is going to be black and white, with light blue accents. I get my blue and my zebra print pillows, but all of the furniture has very clean lines and high contrast, which he likes a lot. I plan to frame colorful pictures of nature and our friends/families in black frames, so it makes it homey while incorporating both of our styles.

 

Ps… your apartment sounds amazing! The only view I have from mine is an open field…

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