Lots of family photos lend to a nostalgic personality
Whitney Leigh Morris, author of Small Space Style: Because You Don’t Have to Live Large to Live Beautifully and creator of the blog The Tiny Canal Cottage, notices immediately when she walks into a space boasting a lot of family photos. “I think it’s really interesting to see if you’re nostalgic and find comfort in looking back or if you take more comfort in creating these memories and look forward to human interaction,” she says, noting that preserving memories isn’t a negative thing, simply indicative of one’s preferences.
Smaller vignettes in your home may mean you’re an introvert
Morris, who asserts that there are so many factors involved in designing a space, points to the idea that creating cozy corners in the home may mean you prefer the quiet life. “Perhaps an introvert might sit reading a book in a nook in their living room,” she says. Watch out for these items that could be bringing your home bad luck.
A well-made sofa shows you make smart investments
Accessories may make a room sing, but Kressley recommends spending your money on the pieces that anchor a room, like a quality sofa for a living space, bed in the bedroom, and dining table for the dining room. “That’s like a little black dress for a woman or a great suit for a man,” he says. “Those are the things you’re going to use over and over.”