If you think registering is hard, try figuring out what to do once the wedding is over and you have to decide how to arrange all of your new stuff! Lucky for you, Havenly, the online interior decorating and e-commerce site has a registry that is perfect for couples who aren't quite sure what their vibe is, what to register for, or how to arrange it! We spoke to a few Havenly design experts to get insider advice on blending style, compromise, and unique registry ideas!
"Compromise! Like any good marriage, make sure that your home reflects both of your styles and personalities. He may not love your blush pink pouf and you may not love his concert posters, but that doesn't mean that you both need to completely reinvent your styles and find a new one! Some of those pieces have sentimental value and you bought them because you love them. Maybe the sports memorabilia isn't front and center in your living room, but what about the office? Eclectic styles are very popular and bringing together pieces that have different pasts is a great way to build your own style story."
"When combining furniture and decor with your partner, there’s a good chance that not all of your pieces will truly jive with each other right off the bat. This is the perfect time to ditch any old hand-me-downs and inherited furniture, and start investing in high-quality pieces that will grow with you and your marriage for years to come! Don’t worry—there’s plenty of room to keep pieces that still hold sentimental value to you (or your significant other), but you should take advantage of this new and exciting chapter to find pieces that you both love, and start creating a home that captures both of your unique personalities."
"The registry process is a great time to really start fresh and work together to find quality items that reflect both of your styles! Buying art together is a great way to combine styles as a couple and it's unique to you two. Making it a tradition (a piece of art a year) is a great way to build a collection that grows in value over time, but also continues to add something extra special to your home that represents both of you. Also, thrifting or vintage shopping is a really fun date and a great way to find signature pieces that add personality to your home."
"Combine styles in shared rooms (mixing your styles together via compromise) but remember that each of you should have your own space, too—a space that you decorate as your own (even if it's just a desk or bookshelf, for those of us with teeny tiny apartments). This makes comprising in other spaces less challenging. Thrifting or vintage shopping is a really fun date and a great way to find signature pieces that add personality to your home."
Now that you've got some excellent advice on the brain, time to start adding things to that registry! Here are our top 5 picks from the registry items on Havenly.