3 Things to Remember When Decorating Your First Home

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Decorating Your New Home

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When decorating your first home, you are blending individual tastes in order to create a space that represents you and your new husband. Since navigating his and hers décor can be tricky, we reached out to the design divas at Decorist, an affordable online interior design service perfect for just-married couples, for some expert advice on where to get started.

Step 1: Mix It Up
Splurge on long lasting pieces such as upholstery and save on less expensive objects and art. Check out Target and World Market for stylish finds that wont break the bank. If you choose to invest in nicer furniture, select pieces with clean lines that will easily transition from home to home since it's not uncommon for newlyweds to move around.

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Step 2: Get Thrifty
Explore local antique markets on the weekends. You can find some beautiful, one-of-a-kind items at an affordable price point. Bonus incentive? It's a fun daytime date! Keep an eye out for items you can update by refurbishing or reupholstering in a fabric that suits your taste.

Step 3: Create Noteworthy Spaces
Whether this is a Carrie Bradshaw-approved closet for yourself or a "man cave" for your guy, it's important to have a room in the house that each of you can call your own.

For your shared master bedroom, choose a soft and calming color palette of blues and grays. You'll love having a tranquil space to recharge and reconnect as a couple after a long day at work.

How did you blend you and your husband's styles in your first home? Tweet us your best tips @BRIDES!

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