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A loving home: decorating your first place together

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Whether you opt to buy or rent, moving into a property with your partner can be both exciting and scary. Once you have the keys, you may want to think about how you can decorate this new and exciting space. 

You both may already have furnishings and possessions from their previous residences, but other items may still need to be acquired. Creating a loving home can involve personalizing it to represent both of your passions, as well as commemorating the next step in your relationship. It’s an exciting step – so let’s take a closer look at some great ways you can decorate your first place together. 

Creating memories

Depending on how long you have been together, you may already have pictures of things the two of you have done together. These could be used as a means of decorating your new home. You may be able to order magnetic wall photos depicting some of these images, especially if they have been left on your smartphone up until now. 

It can be a good idea not to go overboard. While you may want to display your love for one another, you might not want to have too many pictures in each room, or this could look tacky. Having one or two throughout the house, and saving the majority for your bedroom, may have a more desired effect.

Buying new furniture

Taking old furnishings into your shared space can help you to save a lot of time and money. While you may not mind using old tables or wardrobes, beds can be an entirely different matter. Only around 25% of people would feel happy about sleeping in a bed that their partner previously shared with someone else. 

Due to this, it may be a good idea to prioritize going shopping for a new bedframe and mattress. This way, you can both take comfort in knowing that you are the only person who has slept or been intimate, in it with your partner. In addition to this, it can also be a great time to upgrade your mattress to one that suits both of your sleeping needs or even gain more space.

Use this time to your advantage

Even though you may still have to attend work or university, the process of moving in together should still be cherished. Some couples may find that decorating their new space can help to bring them together. You may be able to use this time to work on how you communicate with one another, learn to set budgets as a couple and even learn to compromise on things you want. 

At the same time, as you pick out items, you may also be able to learn more about the type of things that your partner likes, which can be great for gifting later on, as well as building on your initial bond.

Moving in together can be good for both financial reasons and taking your relationship to the next level. Rather than attempting to rush the move, and subsequent decorating, you may want to use this time to create some more wonderful memories together.