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Decorating Your First Home as a Married Couple
With the start of the summer season already upon us, many couples are getting ready to say “I do.” Summer is the most popular time for couples to get married, and many of those couples will plan to move into their very first home shortly after the ceremony. Moving into your first home as a married couple is a huge step, and not only will you have to decide what to do with all your wedding gifts, but you will also need to determine how you want to decorate your new home. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips and ideas on how to decorate your first home as a married couple.
Whether you’re moving into your first home after your marriage or you want to redecorate the home you already share, 48 Hour Monogram has just what you need to celebrate your new life as a married couple. We offer an extensive selection of custom monograms that you can use to decorate your new home. Explore our collection and find the perfect custom monogram to match your style!
Purge Your Belongings
When you live alone, you tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, as does your partner. If you’re moving into a house with your partner for the very first time, you may find that you both have a lot of junk that isn’t really necessary or doesn’t match at all. Before you move into your first house as a couple, consider going through your belongings and purging the items you can live without. For example, if you have an old couch that you bought second hand that was never really that comfortable, it may be a good idea to throw out that couch in favor of your partner’s couch. Perhaps you may even decide to find an entirely new couch that you pick out together! Not only will going through your belongings before you move in make it easier for you to move out of your old place, but it will also make it easier for you and your partner to start with a clean slate when you decorate and furnish your new home.
Fight the Urge to Match
As you begin the decorating process in your new home, you may start to lean towards decorations, fabrics, and colors that all seem to match. While this might be okay for one room in your home, it might not be the best solution for every room. Making everything in your home match to some degree could result in a space that feels more like a furniture showroom than an actual home. Part of what makes a home feel more comfortable is putting some of your personality into the design, even if that means introducing elements that may seem a little off-the-wall.
If you’re determined to give your home a cohesive feel, consider tying everything together with color. You and your partner can work together to decide on a color you love, and you can find small ways to add it to each room. For example, you may decide to paint one room that color, and in another room you may choose to decorate with throw pillows or a vase in that same color.
Keep the Memories Alive
The best way you can decorate your home is to add personal touches to every room that mean something to you as a couple. When most people think of memories, they often picture photographs, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You may decide to create a gallery wall in your living room with photographs of your favorite places, and in the bedroom you may keep a stack of scrapbooks on top of the dresser. Do you have a favorite coffee place that reminds you of your first date? Make it a rule to always have coffee beans from that shop or buy a set of mugs to help keep the memory fresh in your mind.
Take Advantage of Paint
The biggest thing to remember when you start decorating your first home as a couple is that paint will be your best friend. More often than not, your first home as a couple won’t be your dream home, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for drab walls or fixtures that you hate. In fact, one of the first things you should consider doing as you begin decorating is to decide on a paint color for each room. Even if you like the paint currently on the walls, it’s always a good idea to give it a fresh coat. Don’t like the cabinets in your kitchen or your bathroom? No problem! Instead of spending hundreds on all new cabinets, simply use some paint to give those doors a whole new look.
Overlay Masculine and Feminine
A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when decorating your new home is to overlay masculine and feminine or vice versa. You want your decor to look cohesive and reflect both of your tastes. For example, say you decided on a new couch that has more of a masculine color palette to it. Instead of layering the couch with more masculine colors, consider adding a pop of feminine color with purple- or teal-colored throw pillows! Another example is if you choose a coffee or end table with very curvy edges and a lighter color, giving it a more feminine look, you may decide to place an element with more masculine features on top of the surface, such as a lamp with straight edges or a wooden serving tray.
Celebrate Your MarriageAbove all, you should find a way to celebrate your marriage in the decor of your home. Perhaps you decide to place a framed photo from your wedding front and center, or maybe you have a book filled with advice and inspiration from friends and family that you keep in your living room.
If you’re still looking for that perfect way to celebrate your first home as a married couple, 48 Hour Monogram has just what you need. We give you the option of creating a custom monogram featuring your new last name, wedding date, or any other special elements that have meaning to your relationship. Explore our extensive collection to find the perfect way to celebrate your new home, and order your custom monogram from 48 Hour Monogram today!