All Public Holidays in Ghana 2021
- 18 January, 2021
- Tips and Advice
We have all enjoyed the fireworks, countdowns, and some used this holiday season to observe religious traditions and crossover services….
You and your partner have found a new home you want to live in together, all the paperwork has been signed and moneys paid to the right people. Now comes the part where you decide how to decorate the property. This, in most cases, is where gender differences may come into play and affect the decorating decisions, making it a less than fun process. Some couples realistically
expect to butt heads over their choices, but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Following Chinese wisdom of Ying Yang, opposing forces are actually complementary, meaning a strong masculine personality and an equally strong feminine personality together can bring their different styles to create a space ideal for both. It is no mean feat, but it is not only possible, but can be quite fun to do. Here are some tips on how to create a space that works for you both:
Balance allows you and your partner to contribute to creating a comfortable, safe and stylish home that you both can enjoy.
Harmony comes in to prevent a chaotic mix of elements of your personality. To achieve this, you’ll need to pair furniture and accessories with the same theme together. Group like with like, but don’t overdo it. Find a happy medium that holds everything together stylishly and shows the harmony of your union through the decor. This can be further displayed by keeping things that are important to each of you in prominence. For example: if the lady likes to collect beautiful colourful shells, and the man likes to collect stamps, both collections can be displayed on the same shelf. Merging individual interests on one platform will give visitors an idea of who you are as a couple.
opportunity to settle unrelated scores. For example, while you’re squabbling over the costs of items you want to include in your decor, does not present the best opportunity to attack your partner on an unresolved relationship issue like the fact he left the toilet seat up or she left hair in the bathroom sink. The stress and fatigue that comes with decorating your home to suit two separate personalities comes with enough challenges without adding to it. If you start to feel too stressed, take a breather, do something relaxing and unrelated and resume when both of you feel better. You can revisit failed design, but you can’t take back the negative or hurtful things you may have said in the heat of the moment.
Decorating your new home as a couple should be a fun experience, so just ensure you make major decisions together, be open and honest with each other,be ready to compromise and, most importantly, have fun!