Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Couples (Design) Therapy with Tommy Bahama

Combining households can be both exciting and frustrating. You may be in love, you think your compatible, but do your design preferences play well together? You may be imagining a house full of vintage-inspired pieces while your significant other is getting to move in his green leather sofa. Sadly, couples aren’t always on the same page when it comes to home d├ęcor. The Ocean Club Collection by Tommy Bahama Home combines feminine and masculine elements into one cohesive style.

It is important to remember that the home you share should reflect both of you. A happy balance can be achieved—one that results in a space that isn’t too feminine or too masculine—if you take the time to decide on a look that you both agree on. Once you’ve done this, you’ll know what you are keeping, what you are getting rid of, and what you are replacing.

Ocean Club bedroom set by Tommy Bahama

Find Inspiration

Create an inspiration board, or at least a file with images of rooms that you like and hope your significant other will also like. Include furniture styles and color schemes that you are drawn to. Get together and go over the images. Discuss what you both like or dislike about each, this is a useful exercise—it will help you develop a mutually agreed upon aesthetic that can become the foundation of your couple’s style.

Buy a Bed

This is an important piece, it is the foundation of the bedroom you will share. Keep in mind that a woman may like a romantic, four poster bed with a canopy while a man might prefer a bed that reflects his desire to come home and put his feet up in comfort. Be practical and considerate, that always pays off. Find some common ground, and choose a style that embodies feminine and masculine elements. The Ocean Club Paradise Point Bed by Tommy Bahama Home features clean, geometric pattern that balances the feminine and masculine in a way that pleases both. The warm wood and rich walnut finish creates visual appeal.

Shop Together

This may seem like a no-brainer to some and torture to others, but in the end it will save you time and heartache if you just bite the bullet and make the rounds for furniture stores together. Keeping your aesthetic in min, you can pick out pieces that fit your needs. When you are both present, you’ll avoid arguments later and find pieces that you both will love.

Ocean Club Chair at Baer's Furniture

Personalize It

Make the space your own by adding personal touches. Keep in mind the things that are special to you as a couple as well as those things that are special to each of individually and devise a plan to include those elements in your new space. The bottom line is that this is a space you share, so it should reflect both of you.

To view more pieces in the Tommy Bahama Ocean Club collection and speak to a design professional — it’s free — about how to create your “couple” style, visit a Baer’s Furniture showroom near you.

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