Amid the excitement of getting to wake up next to the person I loved, when I moved in with my boyfriend I completely overlooked the fact that I had no idea what kind of design style he had. I mean, I knew he had style, and that’s one of the reasons I loved him, but he had been sharing a house with three other guys, and his room had consisted of a bed, books, a giant computer and way too many sneakers.
Moving in together was a natural choice for us. Since we loved each other, I suppose I thought things like wall color, sofa size and electricity bills would sort themselves out magically. But that turned out not to be true. Had we sat down and made a plan beforehand, I’m pretty sure the fight about the all-black living room would have never happened.
To help you avoid things like that, here are some tried and true tips for new-couple cohabitation.