After a colorful wedding, the next step is building a home together. Building your home includes redesigning it to accommodate each other’s tastes and preferences. You want something that both of you can relate to. A living space that welcomes, comforts and helps your personalities. If you ever wondered how to incorporate interior design to create the ideal space for you and your partner, here are a few tips to get you started.
How to design your home after getting married
Have a budget
The first step to designing your home is setting a budget. You may be coming from a spending spree due to wedding preparations and honeymoon adventures. So, unless you still have enough money at your disposal, you need to watch your finances. Decide how much you can comfortably spend on custom interior design. If your financial standing does not allow to redesign the entire house, start with the two main rooms where you will be spending most of your time together. This could be the living room and the bedroom. This way, you do not compromise on quality and style.
Ensure that you are both represented
It is common for ladies to take up the interior design responsibility because it is their duty to keep the house organized. But, since your partner was used to living alone and being independent in regards to creating his interiors, it is important to involve him or represent what he likes. The easiest way to achieve this is by both of you bringing some of your favorite items from your old apartments. But if you can afford it, start from scratch and purchase all items and furniture together.
Buy the right furniture
The furniture you buy should be of high quality because it is expected to serve you as long as possible. Even when you think you are buying furniture for temporary use, go for quality. You never know how long temporary can be. It may end up being used by your children in their college hostels or their first apartments. Also, choose a furniture color that matches with most paint shades and interior décor designs.
Hire a professional
If you cannot decipher the right interior design patterns for your new home, hire a professional interior designer. Conduct interviews or consider a referral you trust to deliver the look you and your partner would love. All you need is to explain what you like and your desired outcome. It is important to work with the interior designer from the beginning to the end. This way, you will note and correct mistakes or décor styles you do not like before it’s too late.
You want to have a great and understanding start to your marriage. A custom interior design that represents you and your partner is the best way to achieve the perfect start. Though the transition can be hard, you get used to accommodating each other’s tastes, habits, and routines. But always remember, how your home looks define both of you and determines its comfort.