By Amanda Holstein of Advice from a 30 Something
Amanda Holstein is the Founder of ‘Advice from a 20 Something’ and ‘Advice from a 30 Something,’ two online publications that seek to help young women in their 20s and 30s navigate through everyday life. When it came time for Amanda and her fiancé to move in together and combine their belongings into their Mill Valley, CA home, Living Spaces was there to help. Read on to find out how they blended two bedroom design styles into one.
When my fiancé and I moved in together, the room we were most excited to work on together was our bedroom. Ironically, this was also the room we had the most differing opinions on. He wanted everything beige, while I wanted everything bohemian. In order to find that perfect balance between both of our unique styles (with minimal arguments), here’s what we did:
Start With a Versatile Bed Frame
The largest piece in the room is typically where I like to start. Though I was loving these extravagant, carved wood, four-post bed frames I had found, I knew that wasn’t his style. So we decided to find something that could work for both of our styles. Something that we could easily dress up or down as our styles change. We ended up with this beautiful beige linen bed frame from Living Spaces. It’s got this soft color and simple lines that he likes, and acts as the perfect backdrop for some of my more bohemian accessories.
Use Your Bedding to Combine Styles
Go Tit for TatFrom here, we basically went tit for tat. I chose the side tables, he chose the lamps. I chose the rug, he chose the drapes. It’s a simple way to create a balance between both of your styles. Just make sure one of you keeps the look on track. You don’t want to throw in something totally random. The key is to ensure that each piece works with the rest of the room. That’s why starting with the main focus, the bed, is a great way to go.
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