There are many elements to discuss when first moving in with that special someone. You don’t want to step on each others toes and you want to make sure your home style matches through out each room. Couples may have very different design aesthetics, so it is important to sit down and hash things out before turning your new home project into a nightmare!

Interior decorating can be a really fun team project so today I am going to share with you a few important tips when making design decisions with your partner.

Wall Color
Painting a fresh coat of paint is the simplest and most affordable way to make a big change to your home. If the two of you are having difficulty choosing a bold color than don’t! Just opt for a soft gray or beige. You can always use a bolder color in a smaller room like the bathroom or home office.

Furniture and Rugs
When it comes to larger home pieces, big budget decisions need to happen in advance. Try making a list of what is most important to each of you separately, like comfort, color, shape, and fabric. Now you can use those limitations to narrow your search. Find the images you both like on sites such as Pinterest and identify where there is an overlap of style.

One third of your life is spent in bed, so the vibes you choose for this room are the most important. Work together in finding a neutral ground or go bold with an awesome duvet print. Look into finding a highly saturated color for your sheets.  When is comes to choosing the materials it depends mostly on your life style. If don’t mind the trendy, messy bed look, try linen. If you cannot deal with wrinkles, go for cotton but keep in mind, the higher the thread count, the less your sheets breathe.