In the past few years, much has been made of the differences between introverts and extroverts. From social habits to choice in travel destination, the two personality groups often tend to walk wildly divergent paths.
Now, a new movement is emerging that encourages personality-first home decor, according to . It's called intuitive design, and it favors decor schemes that are dictated by the gut instincts of the resident. In other words, instead of decorating around a particular theme or idea, let your decor decisions flow naturally from what makes you happy and comfortable in a space — and your home will be more welcoming for it!
Of course, whether you identify yourself as an introvert or an extrovert makes a huge difference. If you aren't sure which category you fall into, the decor you naturally gravitate towards might provide some clues.
Extroverts tend to go bigger, bolder, and brighter. We're talking patterns on top of patterns, zany tchotchkes, and eclectic furnishings. . If you gravitate towards open flooring, lots of seating, and plenty of design talking points, it's a safe bet that you're an extrovert.
A spectacular dining table that can seat at least eight.
$5,390 - $14,068, Design Within Reach
Gorgeous floor pillows for when you run out of chairs.
$495 each, ABC Carpet & Home
An eye-catching statement piece to jumpstart conversation.
Introverts are homebodies by nature, so they put a lot of work into making sure that home is a sanctuary. That means comfortable, inviting furnishings and touchable decor. Introverts might install design features like h armchairs, cozy reading nooks, and luxurious, spa-like bathroom finishes.
A cozy cashmere throw — or three.
Piles of intricate carpeting that's soft underfoot.
A serene and quiet chaise longue.
$2998, Serena & Lily