1. Determine Your Styles
Part of the difficulty of knowing where to begin is that there are a million ways to tackle this project. However, starting by taking the time to find and agree upon not only a budget, but a design style that speaks to what you want your home to look like, provide a clear and simple starting point. This ensures that you identify any conflicting visions for the space immediately, start on the same page and also have a clear vision of what the end product will be. Particularly for young couples, decor and design can be tough to search out and select, but there are lots of ways to find inspiration. You can even take design style quizzes online together!
Knowing from the beginning that one of you gravitates towards a rustic farmhouse vision, while the other prefers a contemporary modern feel, can help with compromising and also identifying what aspects of each style might speak to both of you to build from. While you might individually have very distinct styles, you might find that there’s a different one that can contain elements you both like while representing home to both of you. Having a fully formed plan and style can serve as a guideline throughout the process to refer back to, which can be valuable when you’re in the thick of making multiple design choices at once. Take our couple's style quiz to find our what your style is and find inspiration for your home!