Your stuff doesn't quite go with his? Look for items that flow and complement each other. Consider painting mismatched chairs
, and dressers
the same color to unify the space. Reupholstering his grandmother's vintage in a fresh fabric that pulls together your color scheme is also something to consider. Purchasing small items like new throw pillows
can help pull together a space that would have otherwise looked out of place.
What?! He won't budge on letting go of the lazy boy? If one of you has a strong personal attachment to a piece of furniture that is not right for the overall design, keep your negotiations to the basics -- the item's quality, necessity, and scale. If this fails, consider getting a non-biased third party to help break down the negotiations in a non-emotional way.