Sharing a living space with your partner can take your relationship in an exciting new direction. Once you've completed all the stressful to-do items like securing a place and moving your stuff, making your new apartment feel like home is the next step. But before you start decorating, take a moment to acknowledge the significance of this next chapter. "[By moving in together], you are signaling to your partner that you love and care for them and that you think you have a future together," licensed clinical psychotherapist Dr. LeslieBeth Wish previously told Elite Daily. "In a best-case scenario, you're getting closer as a couple, and realizing this is the best choice of mate for your future."
Once you've taken a moment to bask in the bliss of all of the wonderful things moving in with a partner signifies, it's time to pop the champagne and start brainstorming ways to turn your partner's embarrassing baby photos into some epic wall art. Since you and your SO will be spending a significant amount of time in this new space, it should be welcoming, comfortable, and reflect both of your personalities. Fortunately, transforming your apartment into the perfect refuge can be a satisfying process, and the pay-off of coming home to a cozy sanctuary is so worth it.