Talk about their wants and needs openly. I’ve been married for almost 10 years now and my sweet husband has put up with all my crazy decorating antics. But actually one of the things I love about him is that he not only puts up with it, he has opinions and we talk about it and come to agreements on what we want. I wouldn’t want to be in a relationship where one person dominates and gets their way all the time. I know exactly what he likes and what he values in a home.
My husband actually really loves to look at homes and cares a lot about the way it looks. He likes to help me with DIY projects when he has time. Fortunately we have similar tastes, but I have to admit I’d had to give a little with him. He likes a lot more traditional styles, not quite the rustic farmhouse style I love. So we give and take and I try to buy or make things that he will like. I often show him inspiration pictures of what I’m planning and get his opinion. If he doesn’t like it, I try and convince him. If he still doesn’t go for it, I won’t go through with my plan. I will come up with another plan that we both like.