Ask a Designer: Advice for couples blending 2 homes into 1

Dreading moving in together as a couple because of the work, and potential arguments, it entails? You don’t have to worry as much anymore if you have the guidance of design experts when it comes to blending two homes into one. Read on to know more about their advice here.

For couples setting up a new home together, it’s a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space they both can love. c0upL3

“Emotions get really high when it comes to your belongings if the person you’re choosing to spend the rest of your life with doesn’t love what you love,” says stylist Marianne Canada, host of the “HGTV Crafternoon” web series.

“Most of us just don’t have room for two full households together,” Canada says. “You have to make some choices.”

Here, Canada and two other interior designers — California-based Betsy Burnham and Florida-based Laura Burleson — offer advice on mixing, matching and peacefully negotiating a merger of two homes.

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