Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Off-campus living, designing for two
A slip cover over a couch is a quick and easy fix to fit one personís purchase into a combined decor!
Lately I have been noticing a trend, students now getting apartments with their partner or a friend, a space meant just for two, instead of student housing with four or five roommates. Living in an apartment, you have a little more control on the inner decor style for your space, but accommodating two different sets of tastes is not always an easy task. Just because you decided to live together does not mean you have the same taste in interior decor. This issue could easily turn your apartment into a design disaster.
Before you both move in together, I highly recommend you discuss what you want your home's decor style to be. From there, figure out who has what furniture, and hopefully it will somewhat match. If not, there are quick and easy solutions, such as adding a slip cover for your couch and buying new accent pillows to create a unified look. If you and your roommate decide you want to purchase new items for your new space, go out together and make the decisions as a team.
Painting your apartment is a big decision to make, and both you and your roommate need to agree whether or not you do so. If you are unsure about painting your whole apartment but you know you want some colour on the wall, then painting one accent wall might be your solution. This is an easy way to cut on painting cost for you and your roommate. Be sure to pick a colour you both agree on, as this is essential to making both parties happy.
Communication between you and your roommate is necessary for having a home designed to accommodate both tastes. Even if you both have different tastes, making decisions as a team is the solution to a tasteful apartment!