One of the first big decisions you'll make as a couple is deciding where you will call "home." Whether you rent or buy, your first home together is a reflection of you and your partner's blended aesthetics as well as a place that you can call your own. Decorating your first home together can be a seamless process, if you keep both parties' tastes in mind. Here are some great tips for decorating your first home together from Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle, a digital lifestyle brand for "all things Southern."
Outdoor entertaining is king in the South. You can add some unique pieces even on a small patio in a high rise. Mix of styles to add depth to your new home. This is also a great hideaway for the two of you to relax after a long day.
Don't Forget Outside
Now that you are married you will likely want host guests as a new couple. A great way to do that with style is by setting your dinner table. You can mix and match styles by adding a darker colored napkin versus a floral print tablecloth. It makes a bold statement and a chic place for you to celebrate your newly formed family.
Set the Table
Partying doesn’t have to end when you get married. Keep the vibes going and infuse your decor with some of your best entertaining dishes.. A bar cart isn’t complete without nice coasters, glassware and a champagne bucket. This is one area of decorating you can enjoy as a new couple.
Many young couples opt out of a formal dining table but it doesn’t mean you can’t set a table. Add your everyday tableware to your table with a floral arrangement and you will have a styled casual table that even a mother-in-law will love.
Keep It Casual
You spent a lot of money on wedding photography, show it off with wedding gallery. Incorporate a bold statement piece and even your broom for a unique area that will remind you of your special day.
All You Need Is Love
Whether you have a large patio or front porch, outdoor decor is an essential element for newlywed decor. Use some of your pre-existing pieces and bring them outside, especially if you have a large space. It is a great way to save money and incorporate pieces you owned before you moved in together.
Front Porch Dining