Advice from my Dad. From when he could type and talk.
Sometimes it may be better to go with the other person’s (like your boss) inferior choice because they will no doubt try to find something (anything) not to like about your suggestion if you force them out of their comfort zone. This will in effect ruin your good time while listening to them snipe about everything from the napkins to the color of the ceiling and may inadvertently cause you to appear overly pushy. Of course anyone with a tiny bit of a brain would welcome your savvy sense of style and taste. You just have to figure out who is who and play to win.
Another entry from the acclaimed series of – “Deep Fatherly Thoughts.”