11 Stylish (And Unisex) Decor Picks For Cohabiting Couples

While sharing an abode with your main squeeze can certainly trigger its fair share of arguments, we’re firm believers that stylishly outfitting your place shouldn’t be on the list of cohabiting stressors (we’ll leave that to the closet-space conversation). And sure, our inner Iris Apfel would love nothing more than to coat our crib in colorful patterns, but we’re not so sure our other half would be completely gung ho about that. However, we’re not exactly vibing on Ikea furniture, either.
So, instead of starting drama or settling on one so-so style, we’ve culled a collection of unisex interior items that both you and your honey will love. We can’t take complete credit for the finds — we had Andrea Stanford of One Kings Lane offer sweet tips on how to decorate co-ed pads with serious flare. Now, on to those dirty dishes ...
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"I love sticking with neutral and earthy tones. Keeping the palette simple and warm means you can add the bold touches with accessories that are less permanent."

CB2 Fleet Chair, $149, available at CB2.
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"For wallpaper, I think that using something with a large repeat pattern or fun graphic is perfect, but use it in moderation. You can frame a large panel on a wall or use it in a smaller space like a powder room for maximum impact!"

Urban Outfitters Desert Chevron Wallpaper, $40, available at Urban Outfitters.
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"I think for most young couples it is easiest to start with mid-century designs. The lines appeal to both sexes and the feel is more contemporary. As a couple matures, most mid-century pieces can also blend nicely into more traditional rooms."

Furniture Envy Alexa End Table, $1000, Available at Furniture Envy.
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"New couples should invest in the pieces that can grow with them. Buying pieces that are finely crafted will allow you to change the room around them. Great sofas can be re-upholstered and you can update a great table by adding new dining chairs."

Elsa Collection Reclaimed Lumber and Recycled Steel Modern Sofa, $2,250, available at Etsy.
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"A big cable-knit cashmere throw in camel is perfectly luxe and not at all feminine. I love adding benches with exotic skins or something like horsehair which again adds a special feeling that is not too girly."

Novica Shadow Labyrinths Alpaca Wool Throw Blanket, $99, available at World Market.
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"One of my favorite trends right now is embracing the 'lived in' look. For so long there was this need to have rooms feel perfect. Now, people want a home that people can really live in! Don't buy chairs that are not comfortable and don't design rooms that have no purpose. If you don't have sit-down dinners, don't worry about a dining room. Find ways to live in every corner of your house."

West Elm Henry Sofa, $1199, available at West Elm.
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"Having a great piece of art from a special trip will not only add to your wall but will be a great memory."

Meagan Donegan Original Artwork, $269, available at Meagan Donegan.
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"West Elm is a great resource for the basics. Of course, I love One Kings Lane for adding vintage texture. Vintage and Market Finds is a great resource for finding the perfect vintage chair to complete a room!"

Thomas Paul Chevron Pillow, $55, available at One Kings Lane.
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"I think leather has so many possibilities! I am mad for soft, buttery leathers that can be used to re-upholster a vintage chair. I also love leather headboards. A camel leather headboard looks so lovely with crisp white linens and vintage decorative pillows."

West Elm Tall Grid-Tufted Leather Headboard, $599, available at West Elm.
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"Finding ways to hide gadgets is important. I love putting all the remotes in a great vintage box on a table so they are out of sight. And there are so many options now for hiding televisions. If you keep a flat-screen on a wall, I love adding pieces around it — a beautiful console beneath and tall shelves stuffed with great books and objects on either side."

Crate & Barrel Frame Console Table, $599, available at Crate & Barrel.
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"Personalize your baskets with great ribbon and vintage hand-written tags. Industrial bins and boxes can also be great storage options."

The Container Store Feathergrain Wood Bins, $25, available at The Container Store.