Decorating Advice for Newlyweds
Follow our advice for getting the look you want and living happily ever after.
Choose Your Battles
This is good marital advice for the ages but especially when merging furniture. Let him keep his ratty recliner, or beloved sofa, but gently suggest it be recovered in a fabric of your choice. Respect his need for a space that reflects his taste as well as yours. However, if he begins suggesting furniture that evokes office decor, put your foot down and remind him that a home should be a haven from the business world. One recent newlywed permitted her husband’s hunting trophies in the house, but only in his office, where he can admire his dominion over the animal kingdom in private.