Budget-Friendly Home Decorating Tips for Couples

Moving in with your partner is a major step in any relationship. In the famous words of the late writer Maya Angelou, “First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love.” If you’ve recently moved in with your loved one or are planning to move in together in the near future, congratulations! This is an exciting moment in your relationship. While learning to live with your significant other can be difficult, especially at first, one great way to reduce stress is by looking for ways to save money as you start your new lives together.

Below are some budget-friendly decorating tips that work well for couples who have recently moved in together.

Living Room

It’s no wonder the living room is sometimes referred to as the “den.” Your living room or den is where you relax. Rather than trying to make your individual pieces work together, especially when they are mismatched, pick out a new piece of furniture that you both like. A chaise sectional sofa, for example, offers versatility as well as length and size, allowing you to both stretch out together. You can put your old furniture in storage or, better yet, get rid of it while making a bit of money. For instance, you could sell it for some extra cash or drop it off as a tax-deductible donation to Goodwill or a nonprofit in need.

Kitchen

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home; it’s the room where we spend the most time. Often called the heart of the home, it’s important for this area to feel like a place of warmth and comfort. When it comes to choosing the decor and function, start by communicating your preferences to your partner. It’s okay if you have different styles; just remember that communication and compromise are key here.

If you need to bridge your kitchen decorating styles, seek out kitchen decor inspiration together. For instance, plan a trip together to a wallet-friendly store like Target. As you walk through the kitchen section, see what items grab your collective attention. Do you like any of the same pieces? If not, where can you find compromise? This is a good starting point as you build out your kitchen decor. Best of all, you can save money using weekly ads or Target in-store coupons to help cut down on cost.

Bedroom

The bedroom is an equally important room since you and your partner will spend a quarter of your life there. You want it to be conducive to sleep, therefore, it's crucial to get the decorating just right. Many couples wonder how to properly decorate their bedroom after moving in together, as it can feel like a room that doesn’t need a lot of decor. Still, you want it to feel like a haven for both of you after a long day, and the right decor and linens can do just that.

It also doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to outfit your new bedroom together. Stores like Amazon, Walmart and Wayfair can be great starting points for affordable linens, accent pillows and rugs, and even lighting.

The Entire Home

It can be intimidating to move in with another person, even when it’s someone whom you love dearly. In addition to learning to live together and finding comfort in being vulnerable while living in such close proximity, you’ll also need to consider how to decorate your new space. The last thing you want is to put unnecessary stress on your relationship due to your home space feeling disjointed. By planning ahead for home decor, proactively considering how you can create a space that’s comfortable for both of you, and by implementing some money-saving tips and tricks, you can craft a home that you’ll both love for years to come.

Article by Natalie Jones www.homeownerbliss.info

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