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Non-Negotiables When Living With a Roommate

Open House: What Are Your Non-Negotiables With a Housemate?

I recently overheard a debate between my friend and her boyfriend who just moved in with her about his suggestion to put up his life-sized Michael Jordan poster in their newly decorated bedroom. Something along the lines of "absolutely not" was her response. I was reminded of that infamous scene in When Harry Met Sally with the wagon-wheel coffee table, and it got me thinking of housemate non-negotiables. Decorating with a boyfriend is no easy task, when guitars, movie posters, and action figure or comic book collections come with the new roommate. But even if you are the same sex, differing styles between housemates can cause conflict as well.

Where do you draw the line? What are your home decorating non-negotiables?

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