Your home design philosophy is something that's deeply personal. It's a reflection of who you are! In this article we take a look at what that reflection might be. So buckle up, things might get lulzy.
Ever Wonder What Your Home Design Philosophy Says About You?
It’s probably no surprise that your taste in design is a reflection of your personality and inner life.
Well, maybe it’s no surprise. If you’re anything like us, you’ve thought a lot about this kind of stuff already! But we don’t blame you if you’ve never really sat and pondered, “What does my love for neutral colors, wicker furniture, and macramé plant hangers reveal about who I am?” Or maybe you've spent hours and days ruminating on tiling, and have learned hidden truths about yourself in the process.
If you haven’t — today’s the day! We’re going to look at some prominent home design styles and get to the root of what it says about you.
You’re a thoroughly modern person, from a completely different time. You’re bold, stark, and uncompromising. You’re stately. Surreal. Eclectic. You dress well, even when there’s no one around to impress. You love to play host-with-the-most for friends, family, and even strangers. While you’re relaxed and accommodating, you’re also exacting and fastidious. For you, entertaining 100% means ENTERTAINING.
You value a clean, timeless aesthetic. You may also be a high networth Hollywood producer — or, at least, have the energy of one. Sharp lines softened by subdued colors, neutral hues, and organic accents define the home. You’re casually sophisticated and probably love a good whiskey cocktail. You appreciate function and form. You avoid clutter and baroque stylings, but will never shy away from pops of quirk.
Modern Farmhouse/Modern Country
You prefer the Cooking Channel to Food Network — but Ina Garten is still your North Star. Cream is just as important to your home’s color palette as it is an ingredient in your cooking. Warmth, simplicity, and natural textures define your dreams — but you and your aesthetics are far from quaint. Well-worn and loved items with a sort of refined ruggedness adorn your space. Pine furniture and wrought iron accents complete the picture.
Modern Farmhouse, but make it French. You’re a lil’ bit country at heart, but it’s more Colmar and less Carolinas. You have a penchant for rustic and quaint elegance. Your style is whimsical and romantic, but it’s not all head-in-the-clouds; willowy, softly patterned fabrics are grounded with earthy, muted colors. Your favorite books are often compilations of poetry and short stories that take you far away — but not for too long. The comforts of home are waiting, after all.
You probably went to Pratt or RISD — or, you could have if they’d let you in on design style alone. If the music isn’t electronic or low fi, you’re not feeling it. Inspired by factories and warehouses, you love large wide open spaces and structural elements. Form and function are of equal importance to you, but if something has no function…it’s no good.
You’re a minimalist, but you’re far from austere. You’re a warm and welcoming person who loves soft, airy, and natural tones. You prefer to play with texture over color. Simplicity is key. You’re all about “hygge” — a defining characteristic of Danish culture which describes a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. (Oxford) You love to bring the outdoors in. Plants are your pets, pets are your children. You avoid clutter and overly ornamental details at all costs. Being cozy is the cornerstone of your day.
This is the new feng shui. If Kanso is your vibe, then you forsake all traces of clutter and eccentricity in favor of mindfulness and clarity. Stark, timeless beauty is your essence; and it comes out in your home design philosophy. You also find balance and harmony in asymmetry and irregularity. While your space may seem minimal at a glance, it’s anything but. The knot in wood is a beautiful birthmark; the wrinkles in fabrics are as essential as waves in water; the rust on iron is age on skin. You’re tranquil and discerning.
You’re eclectic in spirit, but not in execution. You seek simplicity and minimalism, but there is no one path you follow most. Scandinavian design philosophy and Japanese aesthetics merge to create a clean, sleek, yet warm and welcoming energy. You thrift and reclaim, but you aren’t looking for funky, thrown-together mismatched pieces. You have a penchant for taking the unusual and making it familiar. You create harmony and balance at every opportunity.
You read The New Yorker. You brunch — hard. Shopping on a budget means Aritzia, not thrift. You’re on TikTok but it’s “just for work”. Your favorite kind of bar is one that pretends to be a secret. Your furniture is low profile, but you’re not afraid of a bold pattern or bright colors. Your art is in understated frames, but you absolutely have a mirror that has strong let them eat cake energy.
You live to laugh, you love to live. There are definitely plants in macramé hangers at home. You've probably also read our guide on how to care for your plants (they are the new pets after all). Throw pillows, patterned carpets, wild prints, and T E X T U R E S define your space. You’re a funky, free spirit who drinks tea out of very large mugs, and you love a good nook. Being cozy is of paramount importance. The thrift store is your happy place. Effortless, free flowing, and whimsical vibes carry you through the day.
Well now, THAT was fun!
Do you feel SEEN? Hopefully we exposed you to some new home design aesthetics. If you read something here that’s unfamiliar to you, we suggest you dig a little deeper. You may find some inspiration for your next DIY project!
And if you’re in need of some extra tools but don’t want to spend too much or create unnecessary waste with a single-use purchase…hey, hi. We can help.