You found the perfect roommate or significant other, but your style preferences do not align. You both deserve to live in a space you love. Whether you’re moving in together for the first time or are finally ready to make some design compromises, we have some tips and tricks.
Sharing a Space When Your Tastes Don’t Match
When it comes to sharing Tucson apartments it can be made all the more difficult when your roommate doesn’t have the same taste as you! It doesn’t have to mean a bland and sparse apartment though! You can find ways to incorporate fun and exciting elements from both of your styles with these tips and tricks.
Opt for furniture with clean lines in neutral colors so that there is no real overpowering style element to them! This will help you both incorporate other items of style into your apartment without too much of a clash!
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Use mirrors to keep your space looking clean and appealing to people of varying tastes. Mirrors add visual interest and brighten any room, making it feel larger. Try to choose simple mirrors in clean simple frames so that they can easily blend into your styles.
Neutral is Key
Go neutral for the larger, investment pieces. Set yourselves up with a foundation on which you can build. The smaller items are better for adding flair and style to the apartment. They’re also less likely to cause friction between you and your roommate!
Use the breadbox rule — if it’s bigger than a breadbox, you should probably consult your roommate/ significant other before purchasing an item for the apartment. You can also discuss with your roommate and set a size / price restriction that suits you if breadbox is too small / large!
Texture vs. Color
Go for texture over color. While choosing a color scheme can be divisive, perhaps go for a neutral color and use texture to give your space some visual interest. Think rugs and shower curtains…and use this rule to add your style to shared spaces without feeling like you have given up your individuality.
Google it — Stumped about how to incorporate a particular item into your decor? Search Google Images for similar style pairings. This will also help you to show your roommate how the item you want will fit into your space without ruining anyones style!
Finally, make space and compromise. If one of you chooses the coffee table, let the other choose the coffee table decor. Making small and large compromises is part of a happy home when you have a roommate or a significant other who has different tastes and styles than you do!