How to Design Together - Marrying Senses of Style


Living together for the first time can be difficult if your senses of style don't naturally go together. As you navigate life together, you will likely find out that your significant other has some different ways of thinking and living than you do. But, don't despair! Finding a compromise is not always easy, but with expert interior design from John Elliott Interiors, you can have the beautiful home of both your dreams. Read on to learn how to start designing your home together!

Lifestyle Vs. Theme

Some couples try to find a design theme to mimic by looking through magazines, Pinterest, design sites, and other sources. This can be overwhelming and confusing, however. Asking your spouse if they prefer Swedish Minimalism or Modern Rustic could make them feel like a deer in the head lights. Instead, think of how you will use your home. 

Obviously, you will live there. But will you also be entertaining large groups of people at dinner parties? Or are you looking for a more intimate personal space for just the two of you? The size of your home and how you intend to use it on a daily basis will likely dictate a lot of your base design. Once you've determined that, you can build off this foundation with your personal style as a couple.

Color Palette

Their favorite color is blue, and your favorite color is red. What does that mean for your home design? Maybe nothing. Don't stick to one color that is your current favorite. Favorite colors change, and they may not always be a good design choice for your home. 

This is when the magazines and Pinterest boards can come in handy. Flip or scroll through home interiors to see if any of the photos strike your fancy. If you find a photo you both like, pay attention to the color scheme and the kind of furniture that is used in the room. Are the walls bright and the furniture is the neutral anchor? Or are the walls light with pops of color in the room as accents? Viewing these images can help give you an idea of the interior design style and color palette that you can both agree on. 


Art is where you can really let your individuality shine! If they love abstract art with bright colors, use that in the office space to inspire their productivity and show off their personal space. If you love soft colors and impressionism, choose a large piece for the formal dining room to give of a fin dining vibe. Whatever kind of art you're looking for, you can find it at John Elliott Interiors. We have beautiful and fun pieces to match any style. 

Interior Design at the Lake of the Ozarks 

Marrying the love of your life is a beautiful experience. Marrying your senses of style, though, can feel like a nightmare. Make it a dream come true by hiring the best interior designer at the Lake of the Ozarks - John Elliott Interiors. We can't wait to work with you to create a gorgeous space for both of you to call home. 

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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