Be Vocal About Your Pet Peeves
Get your decor-related pet-peeves off the table early.

"I really dislike overly stylized shelves that look like you are not supposed to move or touch anything," she says. "Closed curtains is another other big one for me. It is just so depressing to take an otherwise nice room and close out the sun from it so that a neighbor you probably don't even know can't catch a glimpse of you eating a sandwich. The last big one is when people have no plants in their home. Plants add so much color and life to room — plus they are affordable!"

"I guess Dave is a little more private then me and prone to closing the curtains. I just open them all back up when he isn't there. Luckily it hasn't caused a split yet."