15 Things Your Home Décor Reveals About Your Personality
When you get dressed in the morning, your outfit can reveal a lot about not only your personality but your current mood and schedule for the day. Your home, however, is a more consistent reflection of you, or at least it should be. Three experts in the field of style and interior design tell us what your home decor choices reveal about you.
Your living room furniture arrangement speaks to how social you are
Configuring the furniture in your living room can feel like a math problem that’s impossible to solve. But if your instinct is to face sofas and chairs in a way that easily allows people to chat, it indicates you lean towards a more social nature. “Is your living room set up in a way that sparks conversation as opposed to focusing on some other kind of entertainment, like a TV?” asks Morris. “That’s one of the first things I notice in a home. Try these interior decorator-approved tricks.
A mix of vintage pieces and sustainable materials means you’re grounded
Whether it’s due to budget constraints or an eye towards sustainability, repurposing previously loved items and working with organic materials tells a visitor about your practicality and grounded nature. “Are you interested in eco-friendly decor tactics?” asks Morris. “In that case, you’ll probably have more vintage pieces or you’ll have pieces that are made from sustainable materials and practices.”
If your kitchen is stacked with appliances, you’re an entertainer at heart
It’s much easier to whip up a quick get-together when you have kitchen helpers at the ready for assistance. “If you have a lot of cocktail glasses, appetizer plates, and things of that nature, that suggests to me that you like to host,” says Morris. “I also think the types of appliances in your home is indicative of whether you like to cook or eat out.” Check out these 13 ideas that make your kitchen look expensive.
Including greenery and natural fibers in your decor means you like to keep things fresh
On their show Get a Room, Filicia and Kressley work with a wide range of different personalities, but there’s one decor element that screams young, fresh, and cool, and that’s greenery. “One of our signatures was we included greenery in every space,” says Kressley, who adds he was inspired to include a tree in his own New York apartment, along with rustic, chunky baskets.
Streamlined decor means you’re focused
When you find a trend you like, it’s easy to lay it on thick, but Kressley notes how impressive it is to find someone who can edit their decor in such a way that makes their most fabulous items really sing. “I’m a more is more kind of guy,” he says. “I have layers and layers of things in my home. But editing makes your good stuff look even better. I’m learning how to edit and get over my high-class hoarding problem.” Read on for these 10 secrets of people with impeccable homes.