It can be said that a person’s home is a reflection of who they are and what they cherish most in their life. If you’ve been on your share of bad dates, then you definitely know how telling a person’s living quarters can be of who they really are! Cleanliness and organization aside, the field of interior design opens up so many opportunities to embrace one’s personal style and personality. Whether you’re lowkey and minimalist, or fun-loving and modern, it’s interesting to see just how interior design and personality go together.
Image: Marianne Tiegen
Showing Your True Colors
The first most telling aspect of your home’s design is the color scheme. Are you neutral chic, or a fan of bold color combinations? Your personality and energies are written in your wall, furniture, and accent colors. Consider the picture below. The white walls with the hanging plants and the pillows gives off a cozy, relaxing ambience. This person enjoys the simpler pleasures in life and cherishes cozy evenings with a good book and a glass of wine.
Structures Add Emphasis
Furniture style plays an important role as well in showcasing one’s personality in interior design. This bedroom reflects that. The sleek angles and symmetry of the mid-century modern Wishbone Chair pair wonderfully with the Scandinavian style. The knitted blanket adds a touch of coziness, but still helps retain the refined, luxurious style reflected in this area. The slate gray featured in these pieces gives a slightly feminine, yet timeless appearance, giving the impression of a put together person with eye for design and the finer things in life.
Caption: Grey bedroom schemes can be a great color choice.
It’s All in the Accessories
If you’re like me, then your personality probably changes with what color skirt you’re wearing. Because our homes are one of the most intimate reflections of our selves, they should be open to change. If you consider yourself the bold accent wall type, maybe you could opt for accessories in that color instead. That fuchsia pink wall will hit different come the change of seasons, and swapping out vases and mantel pieces is much easier than repainting a wall. This California-cool girl’s bedroom designed by Chango & Co, is a stunning example of incorporating vivid colors and maximalist design into a versatile space. The yellow canopy bed, the fuchsia hanging bulb feature lights and the tropical fuchsia pineapple wallpaper give a tasteful sense of adventurous spirit and creativity.
Caption: Brighter color schemes still pair wonderfully with Scandinavian minimalism.
Image: Black and Blooms
Designing With You in Mind
Your living and working space can be a reflection of your personality, but they can also remind you who you are. When we’re in a space that reflects our best qualities, it can be transformative. Designing with you in mind is essential to creating a comfortable and admirable living space.