10 Tips To Creating A Home for Two
Did you recently get hitched and diligently putting your new digs together just in time for the holidays? Or have you came to the realization that your soon-to-be spouse may have completely different taste than you? The blending of both of your things to create a comfortable home for the both of you doesn't have to be difficult! Don't get overwhelmed when two houses become one, just use our
10 Tips To Creating A Home For Two.
Photo from West Elm, showcasing one of our faves: The Lorimer Sofa.
1. As much as you will want to keep your cute little sofa with character... You'll need to
upgrade to a large sofa or sectional. Choose comfort over style when it comes to spaces where you will be spending a lot of time together. This space is cozy with greys, comfortable with an accommodating couch, and still stylish with modern moments. See more of this Lorimer Sectional here.
2. Of course we suggest getting off on the right foot by creating a space that is organized and free of clutter or "junk". But we totally know there are always a few keepsakes that cannot be parted with. Whether his or hers,
find stylish storage solutions that keep everything under wraps and organized. This neat piece provides both closed and open storage space to show off what you want to be seen and keep the rest hidden.
3. What to do for bedding? This is a question you will want to tackle while registering for your wedding. May we highly suggest
keeping it white and simple!? White gives a fresh, clean feeling, is absent of frilly designs or masculine tones, is inviting, and timeless. If you need more convincing see more of this favorite bedroom of our's here.
4. Do you and your hubby have a hobby or passion in common? We encourage you to play it up in your home to
reflect the both of you. It doesn't have to be an expensive art piece or tacky display. You can totally make a fun and stylish vignette on a budget. Read on to see how this DIY yellow storage unit and DIY 5 art piece were put together adorably on a dime here.
5. Let's talk color palette for living space. You might have to save the bright bold hues for later (Maybe a nursery? We know, too soon...) and
stick to a neutral palette for now. Color is great in moderation, but make sure it still welcomes some testosterone with open arms. As you can see, your best basics can be put together adorably and still give a really comfortable and homey feel. See more of this incredible space here.
Find functional ways to be cute. If you can find ways to make your home look charming, while still making it livable, it will be a win, win from both of your perspectives. When an item, whether it be lighting, decor, or kitchen tools, are both stylish and useful- they are definitely worth spending money on! See more of this stellar kitchen here.
7. For those of you that will be starting out in a small space for your first home, like an apartment or condo, it is best to
keep things very simple. Too much of a good thing can end up feeling like clutter when square footage is limited. If you are renting a space, take a minimalist approach. You will save more money by buying less "stuff" for a temporary space and you will also have less to pack when you move on to a bigger and better home to live in! See more of this simple studio space here.
8. Your closet is about to explode as is, right? And you are dreading combining two wardrobes into one space. Well, sharing a closet doesn't have to be all that bad. Once you have sorted, donated, and still can't master a comfortable closet (that isn't bursting at the seems) consider a
. This is a great alternative to a dresser because it allows for more hanging space (fewer wrinkly clothes in drawers) and gives super easy access to your go-to seasonal pieces. free standing storage rack
9. If your homemaking plans include creating an outdoor entertaining space, we suggest
including your new husband on the design and selections. Barbecuing and summer time hosting his domain just as much as yours. It only makes sense that he helps you create this space. It will be a fun project to do together! Hanging a girly chandelier is one thing, but outdoor tasks won't seem like a "honey do" list if he is just as excited about your new outdoor digs as you are. And isn't this outdoor space just a dream!?
10. If you must get girly and can't keep the pinks and prettiness to yourself, that is okay! We recommend applying it to a guest room that you won't spend much time in. It can be difficult to contain all your favorite feminine things, so don't be afraid to
go all out on a space that isn't shared by the both of you. PS- Expect him to do this likewise with a man cave. See more of this girly goodness here, captured by Armelle Habib.