The idea of moving in together looks cute and romantic on paper, but the reality can be a lot more daunting for many people, especially those with distinct design styles. The idea that one person won't like the other's decorating style—and vice versa—can strike more fear into a couple than sharing a bathroom ever could. The good news is that by skillfully and successfully merging design styles, couples can do exactly like the song says and "live together in perfect harmony."
Here are 4 important steps for merging design styles:
Take a day to go through your belongings, separating them into the things you love and the items you've merely held onto. If you've got a huge collection of throw pillows and your partner doesn't even know what a throw pillow is, maybe it's time to reduce that number to a couple of favorites.
You can't build a house without plans, and you can't create a home without a blueprint. Plan out each room on paper so that you can get a clear picture of the finished space. Merging design styles is easier if you've got a plan in place and you both agree before the move-in takes place. Maybe your art deco mirrors will go perfectly with his inherited Savonnerie rugs.
If you've worked on your blueprint but you've reached a stalemate, it's time to call in professional help. An experienced interior designer can help you get through those final design-mix hurdles.
At some point, you're both going to have to compromise and say farewell to cherished but worn-out items. An experienced interior designer can help you find replacement items that have meaning for the both of you. When it comes to merging design styles, save your relationship and contact Stephanie Kratz Interiors. We can handle all of your interior design needs, questions and dilemmas.
If what you're looking to add in 3-D art into your living space, we would love to help curate living spaces around custom sculptures. Our team of interior designers led by Stephanie Kratz specialize in modern realism and abstraction of incorporating kinetic sculptures and other 3-D art into posh living spaces.
There are many things that need to be considered when finding the right interior designer for you and your project. It's important to find out what Interior Designers specialize in, their process for designing spaces and how large projects are managed before deciding who is best for you! With Stephanie Kratz Interiors, the process is easy!
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