Buying furniture as a couple is different from making this purchase as a single person. When you live by yourself, you can get any type of furniture you like, without worrying about what anyone else would think about it. Couples, though, need to ensure both partners are happy with their purchase. Let’s see what type of furniture is ideal for couples.
First of all, your furniture has to cater to the needs of your couple. Make sure there’s enough storage space for both of you. Before starting to shop around for furniture, sit and discuss your needs in terms of clothing, shoes and other items you’ll want to find some room for. At the same time, you have to ensure that your needs match the amount of space you have available for placing the furniture. None of you will be happy to live in a space crammed with lockers, cabinets and storage boxes.
You should pay special attention to the furniture you choose for your bedroom. Couples need a large bed, in order to provide them with a comfortable and restful sleep. If possible, choose a king size bed. It will make both of you feel at ease, even in case you move a lot while sleeping. If the bedroom is too small to accommodate this size, you can go for a queen size bed instead, as it is also suitable for couples. Anything smaller than this will probably make you uncomfortable.
The mattress is also very important. Make sure you get a firmness you are both comfortable with. If one of you wants to sleep on a very firm mattress while the other prefers a memory foam one, you may need to choose a bed with two separate mattresses. This will enable both of you to enjoy a good night sleep without having to get used to a mattress you hate.
If your bathroom is large enough, you should choose a double vanity furniture set. This will enable both of you to get ready for the day ahead of you in the morning. However, if there’s not enough room for this type of setting, you’ll be fine with one large vanity instead.
In terms of color, you should agree to choose something that matches your interior design, your walls and perhaps your window treatments. Avoid bright and vivid colors in the bedroom, unless you both feel the need to turn your slumber space into a rainbow. If you work from home but your partner doesn’t, you can decorate and furnish your home office as you wish. However, if you can’t afford a separate room to make it your own, you’ll still need to agree with your partner on the furniture and interior decor style.
As a general rule, you should discuss about your favorite furniture styles from the very beginning. If one of you prefers a more rustic setting while the other one wants vintage luxury furniture, you’ll have to agree upon a style to suit both of you. Finding the middle way can be a tough challenge, so don’t overlook the need to agree on the interior decor and furniture style. Nonetheless, by expressing your personal preferences and by showing the willingness to come to an agreement, you’ll surely find the right furniture to suit you as a couple.
As you can see, shopping for furniture as a couple comes with a range of challenges you’ll have to overcome. The good news is that you may already share some preferences, since you’ve fallen for each other and you’ve decided to live together. Love will help you find the right way.