Decorating and designing your home with your significant other can be a lot of fun, on the flip side, it can also be stressful. Does any couple on House Hunters ever want the same thing? No. It’d be a pretty boring show if they agreed on everything and of course, while you might agree on most design and decorating ideas for your home, there will still be a few squabbles. Here are 5 decorating and design ideas your husband will love.

Embrace Minimalism

The minimalism trend in the home and design space is perfect for most families. Not only does it look great but it also means you’ll be better able to stick to your budget and perhaps the biggest benefit of all is that your home will stay cleaner for longer.

When you do have to clean though, it’ll also take a lot less work. Less stuff means less cleaning and that is definitely something your husband will be thanking you for no matter who’s in charge of the housework.

Buy Second Hand

Another great way to save a lot of money when decorating and designing your home is to buy your furniture second hand. You’ll also be able to find more one of a kind pieces than by buying everything new. If you or your hubby are handy with a hammer or paintbrush, then this is where you can really make something special too.

Upcycle some old furniture with a lick of chalk paint for some rustic farmhouse charm. Not only will you have some truly unique pieces in your home, you’ll also be saving a lot of money which is something any husband loves.

Install Double Sinks

Something all couples can agree on is that their partner spends too long hogging the bathroom sink. Instead of having to be late for work, or making your partner late for work, install a double sink in your bathroom and avoid some of that routine morning and night time chaos.

While this one may mean spending a bit more money, you might just convince him with all that money you saved buying used furniture and embracing minimalism.

Plant Natives

Just like when you embrace minimalism in the home, you can drastically reduce your workload around the garden by planting natives. Whether you or your husband is the one doing the gardening, one of the best ways to minimise the amount of work you have to do is to choose natives when landscaping.

A lot of work now to dig up those old rose bushes and redesign your garden, means you’ll have a lot more spare time on the weekends to do the stuff you really love rather than mowing the back lawn and tending to your flower beds. The birds and bees will thank you too.

Get a King Size Bed

If you have a large enough master bedroom one of the best ways to keep your man happy is to opt for a King size bed rather than a Queen. While it mightn’t seem like a huge difference, except to your wallet when buying, it can have a huge impact on your sleep.

Better yet, choose a latex, memory foam mattress or pocket spring mattress so you don’t disturb your partners sleep when moving around during the night. This is a win-win for everyone.

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