Did you know that your home tells a story?
From the moment someone walks in your door, what they see beyond that is the essence of your personality. What colors you prefer, whether you have pets or like books.
From room to room and on to the outdoors, it is the story of you.
I prefer small homes, as you know. With more petite homes, what you love most is on display.
The personality of who lives in that home is obvious, a rendering much like a painting made up of still objects.
When you don’t have an attic or a basement or a garage or an outdoor shed, much of what you own boldly says hello as people walk inside.
House plants tell the visitor that you like being close to nature. Books tell them that you love the written word.
Vintage and antique items tell the visitor that you appreciate the past. Family photos tell them you like to be close to family.
The colors you use tell a story too. Here’s what Psychology Today says about the colors you choose:
Black. People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive. While these people aren’t introverts, they are careful with the details of their lives and do not share easily with others.
White. People who like white are often organized and logical and don’t have a great deal of clutter in their lives.
Red. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors.
Blue. If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are reliable, sensitive and always make an effort to think of others. You like to keep things clean and tidy and feel that stability is the most important aspect in life.
Green. Those who love the color green are often affectionate, loyal and frank. Green lovers are also aware of what others think of them and consider their reputation very important.
Yellow. You enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others. Finding happiness comes easy to you and others would compare you to sunshine.
Purple. You are artistic and unique. You have a great respect for people but at times can be arrogant.
Brown. You are a good friend and try your hardest to be reliable and dependable. Flashy objects are not something you desire; you just want a stable life.
So next time you walk into someone’s home for the first time, be aware of these things. Look around you and see what you can ascertain about this new person before time has given you a more expansive knowledge of them. Just as a fun exercise.
Speaking of home, some of you have asked me to create a home tour for this blog. And this past weekend I worked on that very thing.
If you want to see my home at this time, every room, look to the top on the navigation bar where it appropriately says “My Apartment.” It’s just above the bird/flower header.
I took lots of photos and have them organized according to room.
And of course I added photos of my beloved patio. I had to use 2017 patio photos because it is wintertime. I will add newer photos in the spring/summer.