Thursday, November 7, 2013

Designing for couples

Just keep an open mind and try new things. You just might discover the perfect style for your home.

Creating one, cohesive home design while considering the needs, preferences and styles of two can be overwhelming. For couples out there who are in this particular dilemma, here are some useful tips for you.

Try thinking of a creative way to mix your two styles. If one of you is partial to modern design, it is easy to merge it with virtually any other style, from Asian contemporary and modern Victorian, to modern industrial and contemporary Filipino. Some may not be as particular to one style of interiors, but would rather go for a particular color scheme or certain features, such as a water feature or plants. These preferences can also be integrated into different design styles.

Instead of trying to marry two styles, you can also go a different route by exploring an entirely different style altogether. When you go out or on vacation, be observant of interiors and décor that you both like. Just keep an open mind and try new things. You just might discover the perfect style for your home.

Even though you’re a couple, it’s also important to have a space you can call your own. This can be a personal workspace, the kitchen for the one who loves to cook, or an entertainment room for film buffs. A personal space of refuge for you to relax in and recharge will also make your home life more nurturing for your relationship.

Even though you’re a couple, it’s also important to have a space you can call your own.

Lastly, accessories can also play a huge part in your home design. Select couple photos and display them creatively on a wall, or next to your bedside table. Gather souvenirs or interesting items from your travels and integrate them in your living room design. These personal touches from your life and love story will make your space more personal and meaningful. - Aislinn Kee


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