If we’re being honest, registering isn’t always sunshine and roses and happy dancing down the aisles, scanner in hand. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Which is why we’ve asked our faves at Kohl’s Registry for some tips on turning that house into the dream home you’ve always wanted. It’s fab products meets amazing customer service, one living space at a time. Scroll for the tips of a lifetime.
FOR THE LIVING ROOM
Whether you plan on hosting your fair share of game nights or simply like cuddling up with your sweetie for a good movie, keeping your living room on point is key. We suggest adding some gorgeous design elements, like the Spencer Club Lattice Throw Pillow, the DHI Enzo Accent Chair or the StyleHaven Hillcrest Shadow Blocks Shag Rug to really add some character, then light those candles and settle in for a night of pure bliss. Didn’t receive everything you need on your registry? No worries. Kohl’s Registry has a 15% Off Completion Offer that is good for three whole months post-wedding.
FOR THE KITCHEN
Dinner parties? Holidays? Birthday celebrations? It all starts and ends in the kitchen. So if you’re a little nervous about ridding yourself of all of those appliances you’ve had since college, don’t be. Kohl’s Registry is here to help you make a clean sweep with a lineup of kitchen must-haves that will have you baking up a storm in no time at all. Think that fab KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer, the OXO Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set and the Food Network Cooking Green 3-pc. Bamboo Cutting Board Set… just to name a few. And don’t forget that you can use your mobile scanner to add kitchen items to your registry at any time… sooo convenient.
FOR THE DINING ROOM
Ready to dive head-first into adulting? Then prettying up that dining space is your first step. Because whether you’ve signed up for monthly dinner parties or simply can’t wait to host that first Thanksgiving, you’ll need to be prepared. Start with adding those dining essentials from Kohl’s Registry (hello, Dansk Solveig Placemats, Mikasa Cheers 4-pc. Balloon Wine Goblets and Food Network Mint 45-pc. Flatware Set), then pop those invites in the mail, because you are ready to party. Just make sure to take Kohl’s awesome Registry Checklist with you when you register, so you don’t forget a single item.
FOR THE BATHROOM
Once that last toast has been made and that final dance has been boogied, trust us, you’re going to want to relax. That’s why creating that in-home sanctuary is sooo important. And, you know what? It all starts with the beautiful details from Kohl’s Registry. Think the Sonoma Goods for Life Torrance Medallion Hand Towel, the Home Classics Brushed Nickel Tissue Holder and the Sonoma Goods for Life Torrance Soap Pump joining together to turn that space into a luxurious spa you can really relax in. And don’t forget – your guests will receive save an extra 20% off purchases of $100 or more, so that downtime is really worth it.
FOR THE BEDROOM
You can’t have a registry without filling it with items that will make your boudoir sing. Which is why we absolutely adore Kohl’s Registry and their never-ending lineup of cozy essentials that will make Sunday breakfasts in bed sooo much more relaxing. From fab essentials, like the Safavieh Cahaba Table Lamp, the Chaps Damask 500 Thread Count Stripe Sheet Set and the HomeVance Leona Bench, you’ll be spending all of your down time in this comfy heaven. Not sure you are head over heels with that new bedspread? You can exchange anytime with Kohl’s Registry. We love that.
Ready to start your journey to that home of your dreams? Visit Kohl’s Registry today to fill each room in your house with ALL of the necessities. Happy scanning, lovelies.
Kitchen: 1. KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer 2. Food Network Cooking Green 3-pc. Bamboo Cutting Board 3. OXO Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set 4. OXO Good Grips POP 5.5-qt. Square Container 5. Food Network TUX 13.25-in. Turner 6. J.A. Henckels International Classic 16-pc. Cutlery Set
Bathroom: 1. Sonoma Goods for Life Torrance Soap Pump 2. Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush 3. Creative Ware Home Bamboo Bath Mat 4. Sonoma Goods for Life Torrance Medallion Hand Towel 5. Home Classics Brushed Nickel Wastebasket 6. Home Classics Brushed Nickel Tissue Holder
Bedroom: 1. Safavieh Cahaba Table Lamp 2. Mikasa Serenity 13.75-in. Teardrop Vase 3. Chaps Damask 500 Thread Count Stripe Sheet Set 4. Sonoma Goods for Life Stillwater Bedding Collection 5. HomeVance Leona Bench
The wedding may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to be. If you’re feeling those post-wedding blues, don’t fret: this next year (and the rest of your life, for that matter!) is going to be the best yet. As you settle into your newlywed bliss and throw your to-do lists out the window, you and your significant other can relax and enjoy the life you are creating together. Whether you have wanderlust, babies on the radar or simply look forward to a night in with no discussions of cocktail napkins, these tips will keep you feeling blissful all year long.
Whether you plan a monthly date night or start dreaming up your anniversary trip, having something else to look forward to post-wedding will keep the blues at bay. For me, this was as simple as planning quick day trips from our house every few weekends. Having those little journeys to look forward to helped me move past the slump that I got into right after the wedding (and the planning) ended.
MAKE COMMUNICATING A PRIORITY
Admit it: during wedding planning, your conversations always ended up circling back to color palettes and entrée options. Now that those things are behind you, it’s important to keep talking. We’re not saying it has to be all day, every day, but asking each other about your lives, having discussions about your interests and keeping your spouse informed on what’s going on in your world are all it takes to keep your communication game stronger than ever.
FIND THINGS TO DO TOGETHER AND APART
My husband loves playing Ultimate Frisbee. Me, not so much. So every Saturday, he spends the morning playing, while I spend it with friends, doing yoga and having “me” time. Even though the time is short, having moments apart keeps us balanced and helps us enjoy the time we do spend together just a little bit more, like trying new restaurants, binging a new show or exploring our city.
HAVE THE MONEY TALK (A LOT)
It may not be the prettiest piece of advice, but it is probably the most important. If you’re joining your bank accounts, it’s good to do this right away, if not, you still need to talk about how you’ll handle joint expenses. Cook a nice dinner, open a bottle of wine and get talking: being up-to-date on each others financial goals makes life go much smoother, no matter what kind of bumps in the road you may encounter.
EXPAND YOUR CIRCLE, BUT DON’T LOSE TOUCH WITH YOUR OLD FRIENDS
You may have taken a 2-week honeymoon immediately after the wedding or are just basking in your married life and spending time alone, but either way, newlyweds often experience a brief reprieve from their social lives post-wedding. Once you get that out of your system, it’s important to reconnect with your friends. Spend time with them one-on-one and make sure none of your besties feel isolated now that you have a new title. And bonus: married life can bring about new married friends. Find ways to expand your inner circle by joining clubs, talking to the new girl at work or getting involved with a charity. New friends always keeps things fun and interesting!
DON’T GIVE INTO SOCIETAL PRESSURES
You may already be internally rolling your eyes every time someone asks you about a baby. Whether you’ve already started trying or don’t feel that babies are in the cards, make sure you’re doing what feels right for you and your significant other. Pressure will come from family and friends (and even complete strangers!), but if you stay true to yourselves, you’ll make the right decisions in all matters of your life.
RELIVE THE DAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
You put a lot into the wedding and made it the best day ever! It’s important to remember all those amazing feelings you felt. The best way to do this? Keep looking through those photos, watch your video, and reminisce on that funny thing the best man did during his speech. For me, creating little wedding albums for my family with their favorite images was a fun, and productive, way to dive into all those beautiful photos over and over again. Put your favorite photo as the background of your phone or framed in your house, text your Maid of Honor to remind her how grateful you still are for her help, or just browse through your album during quiet moments on the couch—all are great ways to keep the day fresh in your thoughts.
CELEBRATE THE LITTLE THINGS
Did you get a promotion at work? Finally, finish binge-watching Prison Break on Netflix? Have a great conversation with your Mother-in-law? Treat yourselves to a night out, a new accessory for your home or a glass of champagne. Toasting to all the good in life, and doing it often (no matter how small!), will keep you feeling happy, even when things aren’t as lovely.
NEVER STOP SAYING “I LOVE YOU”
This one may seem easy, but with real life comes real problems and there may be times when it’s not so easy. No matter how angry or upset you may be, never stop saying those three little words. Sometimes all we need is a simple reminder to make everything okay.
Jessica Tzikas is a freelance writer and editor from South Florida, who recently moved back to the sunshine state after living in Philadelphia for the past few years. When she isn’t writing and obsessing over all things wedding, you can find her reading by the beach, practicing yoga, or taking long road trips with her new husband.
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