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How to decorate your home if you and your partner have different decor styles

WordsMegan Lambert

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They say that love is blind but when it comes to interiors, that’s definitely not the case. Our research shows that over a third of Brits wouldn’t continue dating someone if their interior choices gave them the proverbial ‘ick’, and nearly half of you think that good decor makes a person more attractive. What's more, nearly 1 in 2 Brits think that home decor is a better indicator of someone's personality than their fashion choices. As Tash Bradley, our Head Colour Specialist explains:

How we style the interiors of our homes and ourselves are really good indicators of who we are, so it makes a lot of sense that colours also play a part in the dating world.

Tash Bradley

“How we style the interiors of our homes and ourselves are really good indicators of who we are, so it makes a lot of sense that colours also play a part in the dating world. Often couples who have similar interior decor styles and attitudes to their home can find more harmony in their home life.”

This is not to say, however, that a successful relationship relies on having the same decor style - just a little bit of compromise. So, we’re here to ensure your decorating journey is a harmonious one, with our definitive guide on how to decorate your home if you and your partner have different decor styles.

Couples’ home decor tip: focus on what you both love

Our International Colour Consultant Charlotte Cropper says “a good starting point is to focus on what you have in common”. Perhaps they’re partial to that urban industrial decor style whilst you like all-things modern farmhouse? Don’t worry - it’s not time for one of you to move to the city and the other out to the country. Just start by thinking about what these styles have in common: rustic woods, metals, industrial pendant lighting, exposed architectural features, house plants, and a neutral backdrop. In fact, fine tuning your decor choices in this way can actually make design decisions that bit easier.

A good starting point is to focus on what you have in common.

Charlotte Cropper
AN OPEN-PLAN INDUSTRIAL LOFT VIA EVERYTHINGELZE
A MODERN FARMHOUSE KITCHEN WITH INDUSTRIAL ACCENTS VIA AMBER INTERIORS. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TESSA NEUSTADT
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