Your walls can talk without saying a word. Are you adventurous? Well-travelled? Creative? These are personality traits that, in a sense, can be written on your walls.
So, what does your home say about you? There’s a reason the saying, “Home is where the heart is” resonates with people as a commonly accepted expression. No matter where your life takes you, home is the place you come back to time and time again. In its very essence, your home is meant to be a place of comfort, safety and self-expression—it’s supposed to represent who you are. Is your home telling the correct tale or do you need to write a new story?
Everything in your home says something about you. When you first walk into a home we all notice first how it smells and how it looks, before we notice what color the furniture was. The interior color palette is going to immediately set a tone for the home’s overall sense of atmosphere. Warm colors versus modern cooler tones define the home’s purpose within seconds of walking in. A home that displays an openness gives the sense of “family” that enjoys the continuity of time together. Nothing feels off limits and there is a real sense of community. Alternatively, a home with a more closed-off feel with doors that are shut creates a sense of mystery and intrigue—or could even go as far as saying that the you are closed-off and private, or potentially hiding something.
Now we all know a clean home is a happy home. Your home shouldn’t only be clean because you’re expecting company. It should always be clean for unexpected surprises. Anything broken, missing pieces, or dead, must be removed. No matter how well you dress or look on the outside, if your home is dirty and disorganized, you are dirty and disorganized. It is a true reflection of your normal self. This needs to be a lifestyle change. Not something you do in the mean time to get the person, but to keep them.
So with that being said be more conscience of your living space. Again, what does your home say about you? Something as simple as photographs place around your home can say a lot. Pictures can represent good or bad, it may show that you are active, have friends or love family. On the other hand it can show you hold on to past memories and not create new ones. A picture of your nephew when he was, lets say 6 months old, when in reality he is currently 5 years old is not okay to be displayed. This photo should be put away. A pet that has passed away should not be displayed. All photos that are displayed for all too see in your home should always be semi-current.
Objects can also have emotions attached to them. Every item from past boyfriends or girlfriends and marriages should be removed. Like that sweater you stole from his house, because it had his scent, lose it, fast. That blanket you used to wrap around her when she was cold, get rid of it. It creates the wrong kind of energy, and it sends the wrong message. Even though your potential doesn’t know it….you do and your holding on to a an emotional memory.
Isn’t it amazing that your home has the power to tell your story without even saying a word? Luckily, you’re never stuck with one story. As life and preferences change, so can your home and what it says to others about your life—and that makes your home the ultimate storyboard for great things to come.
Philosophy #3 coming soon.