6 Ways You And Your Partner Can Marry Your Styles
SquareRooms|October 2021
Moving in with your partner? Here’s how you can blend your style preferences.
Faith Chua

If you’re moving in with a special someone, congratulations! Creating a home together can be thrilling, however, if your design preferences are not as compatible as your personalities, here are six ways you and your partner can marry your styles.

BALANCE MASCULINE AND FEMININE FEATURES

If your bedroom resembles a man cave more than a couple’s love nest, balance out those masculine features by mixing them up with feminine elements. Too many sharp edges? Weave in some curves with a gold-tinted round table. Or does your partner’s leather furniture look a tad intimidating? Throw in some plush cushions to soften the look.

STICK TO THE 80/20 RULE

A rule of thumb is to assign 80% of the room to one design style and 20% to another, allowing you and your partner’s styles to complement (not fight!) each other. The person in charge of the 80% will have a say on colours, furniture, and flooring while leaving background features such as decor and lighting to the other person.

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