Decorating Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Marriage
A Funky Furniture Arrangement
Your bedroom's furniture layout could be blocking your love chi. A layout with open space and minimal clutter is the best. Plus, your bed should be up against a solid wall (not a window) and face the door.
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The Wrong Bedding
Maybe you fell in love with those floral sheets back when you were just starting to date, but now that you're committed to your man, it's a good idea to purchase new bed linens. According to some feng shui experts, new bedding is best because the energy of other people who've slept there lingers on the bed (translation: ex-boyfriends).
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Minimal Personal Bathroom Space
Living together can be great, but a lack of personal space and privacy isn't so great. Case in point: the bathroom. You're bound to bump elbows while brushing your teeth or getting ready in the morning. Instead of gut-renovating and splurging on his-and-hers sinks, opt for an extra-long basin model that will accommodate two. Now there's plenty of room to share!
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A Large Kitchen Island
Cooking in a large kitchen might sound great, but if your "work triangle" (the optimal layout of your refrigerator, stove and sink) isn't in place, you're probably getting frustrated and getting in each other's way while making dinner. It could be time to wheel that kitchen island out of the way.
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If your home office space isn't optimized for efficiency, you're bound to be less productive, which means longer work hours and less time snuggling with your hubs. Home offices are all about efficiency, so their colors should be anything but sleepy! Keep the energy level up with a combo of high-contrast hues, like apple green, orange and espresso.
No Place for a Sit-down Dinner
Sitting in front of the TV while eating dinner isn't bad every once in a while, but every night can be a relationship buzzkill. It's not all your fault -- blame it on the popular open floor plans in almost every home. These can be great because they leave the room dynamics up to you, but that also means you have to make the effort and design a separate dining area. Trust us, it's worth it!