The house, the mirror of the people who inhabit it - The house is the mirror of its inhabitants. For this reason we should try to make the style of our house reflect our personality as much as possible.
The house, the mirror of the people who inhabit it
By Francesca Tessarollo
Jan 4, 2011 - 5:19:40 AM
This might seem a cliché, but we must admit that the
house reveals a lot of the people who live in. A person that notably cares about
the environment, for example, would probably use eco-friendly colors; if the
house belongs to a very sunny and open person, the main colors of walls and
curtains would probably be very warm; a house with a minimal style, and no
frills, will probably reflect a precise and neat person. We could go on and
make numberless examples of this kind, but you only need to think about the
houses of your relatives and friends to realize that at least some features or
rooms of their houses is in some way similar to them.
Houses are also a sort of presentation of their
inhabitants: if a person enters your house for the first time, a person that
you have not been knowing for al long time, or that you are used to meet only
in given contexts, for example at work, s/he will most probably try and gather
some information about you from the way you keep your house - perhaps s/he will
do that unconsciously – to understand something more about your personality and
temper. This is why it is important that your house reflects what you are, or
at least that it reflects your qualities!
If you want your house to mirror your personality, it
is sometimes necessary to make a little effort: use your creativity and
goodwill and go to a DIY store to buy everything you might need to turn your
house into a place in your own image. When you furnish a house the risk is that
of making it resemble a furniture catalog: nice, tidy, with the right
combinations of furniture, carpets, curtains, furnishings and ornaments, but
terribly impersonal and cold. To avoid such an effect, you need to be brave and
try to go beyond catalogs.
To make a summary of the useful tips to personalize a
house a whole encyclopedia would not be enough, but here are some suggestions
suitable for everybody. First of all, the walls of the rooms can be considered
as canvas that you can use to express your creativity and your personality.
Paintings and posters can tell a lot of your aptitudes and tastes, but if you
wish to make something original you can apply wall stickers: you can find many
types of stickers on the market, and they are all customizable depending on
your tastes. Another tip for furniture: be not afraid to modify it. You could
buy not too expensive furniture, to experiment with no regrets. Use rush colors
to give a touch of old to a new table or make use of your knowledge of
decoupage to decorate a wood piece of furniture. A third tip: do not ignore any
room, not even the bathroom. You can leave your mark also in less important
rooms, both with simple tricks (the colors of the shower curtain and of bath
towels, candles, lights …) and with bigger works (Turkish bath, cromotherapy …).
In conclusion, the last tip, but the most important
one: do not put a check on your imagination and do not be afraid to experiment!
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