We are living in our 4th space as a married duo. The first place in college we didn't do much decorating. White walls galore. The second one I began decorating and accessorizing, but it was random and we were still mostly in college. With little cash, whatever small projects I did thehubs didn't mind because they were so small scale nothing really bothered him. The third one was in a different country, so we basically didn't do anything to - it was all the landlord's.
And now we are in a fourth rental. That we foresee inhabiting for a few more years. It has tan/beige walls, brown doors and brown trim. The kitchen cabinets are old dingy white that look almost a pale, pale, pale shade of greeny/yellow both because of age, probably low quality paint and they reflect the green formica countertops.
I am determined to bring light, crisp, fresh details into our living room. On a budget. This is where things get hairy: We decided to spend $250 to decorate, and it turns out we have NOTHING IN COMMON.
Let me explain with a horrifying illustration.
I showed him the YHL House #1 to see what elements he likes (he generally tends to be more conservative/classic casual while I like contemporary/industrial/thrifted/upcycled) so that we could come together on a decorating plan.
He liked every other picture. As in, ALL OF THE "BEFORE" PICTURES HE LOVED. "Look at this wooden kitchen! I like that dark paneling! Ooooh, classic fireplace."
HELP! He literally said, albeit in a joking voice "Do we need to live in two different houses or will we just continually go back and forth over your desire to paint everything white?"