OK, so we all know that we shouldn’t judge a book by the cover, but is it fair to judge a person by their home? Many psychologists believe that with everything from a first glimpse at the exterior of your home to a really good rummage around in the back of someone cupboards, people will be making judgments and assumptions about you. So what does your home say about you?
Examining your home’s exterior
We know that when looking to buy many people make up their mind about a house within the first 7 seconds of seeing it – yes, even before they get in through the front door. But what about the assumptions that potential buyers, your friends, your family and even complete strangers are making about you just from the way that the exterior of your home looks?
Simple aspects such as the size of your home can say a lot about you. For example if you live in a large house people may assume that you are well off. Or if your house is extravagantly bling-covered then people may assume that you are extravagant and showy too. Colours can also say a lot about you. Bold colours can suggest homeowners that are exciting and adventurous, whereas muted colours could suggest the owners are more classic or retiring.
Grading your garden
Another aspect of your home that can inform people’s assumptions about you before they even step inside is your garden. A really wonderful garden takes time and effort and so will reflect that the homeowners are dedicated and creative. However a straggle of weeds and the odd pile of rubbish could tell others that you are lazy and unorganised.
The design choices that you make in your garden can also be seen to reflect your personality. Minimalist planting and clean lines could suggest a tidy and ordered mind, whereas intricate planting and charming details could reflect a love for the finer things in life and an attention to detail.
Inspecting the interior
This is where your personality often shines through the brightest. Your choice of interior colours can reflect a either a bright vivacious personality or a more constrained and classical outlook. The floorplan of your home can also be telling; an open plan design could show an emphasis on openness and togetherness, whereas a series of smaller more closed off spaces could reflect a more private personality.
When you look around your home, what do you think that it says about you? If it is saying the wrong thing then why not contact the trusted Bolton builders at Wisecraft Ltd? They are more than happy to pop round for a free no obligation chat about how to create a home that truly reflects who you are.