How to decorate your space when living with the in-laws?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oh I can see some of you cringing through the screen...others saying, what's the big deal? I lived this people and well..emotions can run high at times. Now can a little decorating solve all potential bollywood in law drama? Not a chance. But it sure can lift your spirits and change your focus. So a few tips from me for those folks living in this type of temporary (or maybe forever) situation. Over at
Surround your space with things your love - you know, to help with the days when you can't handle staring at your MIL's silk flowers anymore. One of my favourite curated corners by Emily Henderson Design.


Nataliya said... [Reply to comment]

oh, I've lived this! I decorated all common spaces the way I wanted to (because it was my house). And they were free to do whatever with their personal spaces.

I did have to close my mind to all comments on my taste. But I have to do that with my own mom, so it was not that bad :)

I think it gets messy when home ownership is shared. In my case it was easy. My house, my rules. So I had it (relatively) easy. Ha!

PS> also helps when husband shares your taste. Makes decorating a no brainer.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful post, a really good read.

Janette said... [Reply to comment]

Silk flowers!?? HILARIOUS! Reminds me of my friend.. Want to know what her MIL has all over the walls in her living room? Team photos from a soccer team her husband played on in HS.So.. mostly pictures of other teenage boys. So weird.. But that's her decor.. Oy!

Janette the Jongleur

Carol@TheDesignPages said... [Reply to comment]

OMG, I would go insane if I had to live with my in laws.

Miss Frangipani said... [Reply to comment]

The story of my life! Thanks for posting this - interesting how this is not discussed more often, given how many people in India live with their in-laws.

Llewlyn said... [Reply to comment]

I love these decoration! Really good for me.

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