Buying a home with someone you love is exciting, but you know what’s not? Having your partner’s pingpong table wedged in your otherwise Hollywood-glam home, or making room in your sparse, minimalist space for your partner’s massive collection of kitschy figurines.
If you and your partner have different tastes in home decor, we feel your pain. But there’s some good news: All isn’t lost if you and your loved one find yourselves on different ends of the design spectrum. Decor schemes that seem dissonant can actually combine well—and the look is actually gaining in popularity.
“Couples with clashing tastes are in luck because eclecticism is all the rage in design, and the pressure to decorate in one specific look is swiftly letting up,” says Michael Diaz-Griffith, founder and art consultant at Material Cult.