05/28/2013 11:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Surprising Design Rule Of Thumb For Couples, From Maxwell Ryan (VIDEO)

Are you trying to decide how to mesh styles with a significant other when decorating? Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy had some great suggestions when he came by this episode of Mondays With Marlo.

Don't worry about overshadowing the other person when deciding how to decorate. Instead of trying to mix both preferences together in one room, give each person a room to call their own instead. Each person can decorate a particular room as they like, and receive support from their partner. The most important part is for each person to feel like they have a space to make decisions. Both people's styles will be evident as visitors go from room to room as well.

Watch the full interview here.

For more on sprucing up your space, see Maxwell's tips for a beautiful home.

Maxwell Ryan's Tips To A Beautiful Home

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