When you go to a friend’s or coworker’s home for the first time, you may be surprised by the decorating style they have chosen. You might be equally surprised if you knew what your first-time visitors learn about you from your home. Even more amazing is that many people don’t even realize that they make similar choices repeatedly or that their home reflects a much different personality than they project.
Take a look around and see what your home decor says about your personality, beliefs, and even your political interests.
Some experts believe that Victorian style furniture represents elegance and sophistication. If you prefer the appearance of Victorian style furniture in your home, you may want others to see these qualities in you. You may go for authentic antiques or modern reproductions covered in upholstery fabric that brings all the pieces in your home together. Covering an old piece with new jacquard fabric is also a good way to revive a worn piece and maintain the authentic design.
The geometric shapes, smooth lines, and streamlined forms of art deco design is associated with people who are deep thinkers, retrospective, or artsy.
Retro style may indicate that you yearn for the past. If you are trying to recreate times from another era in your home, it may be a reflection of the appreciation you have for solidity—things that have stood the test of time.
Middle of the Road/Eclectic
Some people prefer to cross lines between the different decor styles so that their home is neither specifically modern nor classic. These people have a taste that spreads out across more categories and which may include more eclectic decor.
The types of items you use to decorate your home may extend your decorating theme and also tell visitors something about your personality. For example, if you have a lot of seats and pillows, you enjoy spending time talking with your friends. Warm colors of paint on your walls like yellow and orange add to the feeling of friendliness.
On the other hand, soft, warm shades of cactus green and butterscotch (above) are believed to stimulate both conversations and appetites.
According to Reader’s Digest, conservatives are more likely to have neat surroundings that are brightly lit and well-organized. Their belongings include more sports paraphernalia, American flags, and other patriotic items. They also lean toward more conventional decor.
Liberals tend to be more open-minded, while their homes are often more cluttered. Their belongings include a lot of books, maps, music, and a variety of colors.
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