Moving in together? Make sure your decorating desires match

March 02 14:38 2014 Print This Article

MovingThere’s no doubt about it – making the decision to move in with your partner is one of the most exciting stages in any relationship. However, bringing together two separate lives into one living arrangement is not without its difficulties and its dangers. No more so than when one half of a pairing moves into a home already inhabited by their other half. The question of what goes where, how to allocate each side of the wardrobe and whose TV will make the cut can loom large over even the strongest of partnerships. In fact, with many couples admitting financial reasons have forced them to co-habit earlier than intended, knowing how to make the best of a potentially tricky situation is a must.

For any couple, the bedroom is an important focus. A haven from the stresses and strains of modern life, it is often one of the most overlooked rooms when it comes to home improvement and as such it becomes something of an afterthought. But the bedroom should be treated with a little more respect … especially when it comes to the tentative first days and weeks of living together for the first time. Luckily current bedroom decor trends are ideal for couples at all stages in relationships; harnessing a laid back style with a distinctly unisex approach, these design ideas could go some way to easing the transition of living together for the very first time.

Northern lights the way
The Scandi and Nordic trends continue to be strong across the home and although the colours featured are perhaps not the traditionally warm palette associated with the bedroom, the look is fresh, on-trend and easily adapted to suit all tastes. Combining walls of cool white with faded grey linens and dark furniture creates a truly modern Scandinavian feel. Coming from the same colour base, but with a few more splashes of bright shades and bold patterns is the cutting edge Danish trend. Black and white bedroom furniture peppered with flashes of bright blue and orange combined with bold geometric prints are what’s needed to create this unisex look in any bedroom in any home.

All around the world
Well, perhaps not all around the world but the next two trends do take their inspiration from very different countries of origin. The northern African country of Morocco has long been admired for its distinctive style and many are now replicating the look in their own home. The intricate pendant shade and bazaar inspired cushions available from http://www.dunelm mill.com/shop/furniture/bedroom furniture/ are two quick and easy ways to kick-start a bedroom revolution. A further option for a couple friendly look is tartan; no longer the sole domain of glen hunters and tatty souvenirs this year’s tartan is far more contemporary. Ideal for men or women, the cobalt blues, lime greens and warm metallics featured in these two trends creates a fresh and cosy look whilst retaining a real sense of sophistication.

Of course, the settling in can take time. But using those early days to decorate a home and a bedroom both halves of a partnership can be proud of could be the very start of a long, happy relationship.

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