Prepare a bedroom you'll both feel at home in

Moving in with your partner is an exciting step, but it can become a minefield if you've got different styles.

Don't let your varied aesthetic tastes get in the way of this important life decision. Instead, here are some ways you can compromise on your bedroom ideas and both end up with the room of your dreams.

Colour scheme

A good thing to decide on from the outset is a colour scheme. If one of you loves all things pink and girly while the other favours dark, sombre tones, you'll need to find a way to decorate your room in hues you'll both appreciate.

If your palettes are wildly different, consider choosing a neutral base hue such as white or cream, and adding colours in smaller touches. If you want the room to have a ramshackle or quirky vibe, it will look great with an array of colours, so you can each add your own personal touches. However, if you'd rather stick with clean lines and sleek styling, you might have to compromise on your desire for bright pink lamps on a leopard throw, and instead agree to keep the bedroom in more neutral tones.

Your bed

Selecting a bed can be particularly tricky when two people have different sleeping styles and requirements.

For example, one of you might want a firm mattress while the other prefers something softer. Luckily some bed manufacturers allow buyers to customise their mattresses to suit their needs, using either latex or memory foam to create different levels of softness across the bed.

You'll also need to consider your body temperatures when you sleep. If one of you feels the cold more than the other you might want to use layers of blankets on your bed instead of one thick duvet.

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