He Likes Traditional, She Like Contemporary

He Likes Traditional, She Like Contemporary

Learn how to compromise with your partner on your home decor style preferences

How to meld opposites to find just the right rug

You’re finally ready to put the finishing touches on your newly remodeled living room. You and your partner head out to the rug store to choose the piece that will bring all your hard work together. Your space is fairly neutral, so you can choose any kind of pattern to signal your style and tastes.

All shopping screeches to stop when you get to the rug store, however. As you look through the thousands of selections, a pattern emerges. You like the free-flowing, colorful contemporary styles and your partner is thoroughly rooted in bringing a traditional motif to your room. Are you doomed to living with a bare floor or can you find a happy solution?

San Francisco psychologist Lawana Lofton says all is not lost. There’s nothing wrong with your relationship. It’s normal to have differences and disagreements in a healthy relationship. Once you’ve discovered your divergent tastes, there’s always a way to find a middle ground that will make you both happy. And in the rug business, that’s called “transitional.”

The transitional rug encompasses aspects of both the traditional and contemporary styles. It blends the classic floral and botanical motifs typically found on traditional rugs with bold colors and sharper designs of contemporary styles. A transitional rug brings ancient traditions into a new age with modern interpretations of the classics. And best of all, a transitional rug can appease the tastes of the most discerning traditionalist and the adventurous side of your more modern mate.

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