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Decor Q&A: First Big Purchase?

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The Nest Q&A

What's the first big furniture purchase we should make as a couple?

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The first room you should address is the one you share: the bedroom. Start by buying a bed that no one has slept in but the two of you -- you want to get rid of all the old memories (and bad ex karma!). When choosing colors for your bedroom, don't do red, which represents anger, or blue, which represents sadness. Instead, consider green or a creamy yellow. Also, storage is a major issue because most people don't have enough closet space. If you already have a new bed or can afford another piece, invest in an armoire that you'll use in different ways in future homes.

Nespert Genevieve Gorder, star of Dear Genevieve on HGTV

-- The Nest Editors

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