There’s nothing like a gorgeous spring wedding to remind me that the world is a beautiful place and that fresh starts are always there for the taking. If you’re planning a wedding this spring, congratulations! There’s no better time of year to embark on your new life. A big part of that wonderful new life is designing your first home together as a couple. In the world of interior design, “yours” + “mine” doesn’t always add up to an agreeable “ours.” Sometimes, when spouses combine furnishings, they end up with a blend of pieces that don’t aesthetically work together.
Here are three big reasons why a commitment to professional home design plan should be at the top of your post-wedding to-do list:
1. Start Your Marriage Off on the Right Foot
The honeymoon period of your marriage should be blissful, not stressful. You don’t want to start off with tensions about whose stuff belongs where, which things you should keep and which should be tossed. Working with an interior designer can help you marry your things together just as easily as you said “I do.” An expert eye will blend your belongings, add new pieces for a look that works for both of you and release the items that need to go.
2. Incorporate All Those Registry Items
Ideally, having a designer plan your space pre-registry can ensure the registry suggests the gifts that fit in with your design vision. But, let’s face it, not everyone buys off a registry, regardless of how much time you’ve spent putting it together. When you aren’t quite sure what to do with some of the more creative decorative items you received as wedding gifts, working with a professional designer can help you make sense of it all. And if you received some spending money, this is the perfect time to make sure you invest it in a cohesive design that you’ll love for years to come.
3. Get Ready to Entertain
One of the joys of starting life as newlyweds is getting to entertain your friends as a couple. Make the moment even more special by inviting loved ones into a space that truly represents both of you. A properly planned space reflecting a unified, shared home will create a welcome environment for guests that looks and functions just right and presents your new, paired identities to the world.
It can be tricky to get started on a cohesive interior design as newlyweds. I always think of myself as a bit of a couples’ counselor when we first sit down to work out our ideas. Interior design is one way for couples to hone those valuable skills of negotiation and agreement! The finished product is invariably better than what just one person would have come up with alone — and that’s what marriage is all about.
Give us a call at (214) 326-1160 to help with your new home interior design project. We are an award-winning interior design firm that services Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Carrollton and much of the DFW area.
We look forward to working with you!