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How to Design Your Home Based On Your Enneagram Type

March 09, 2020

Each detail of your home reveals a little bit about who you are to the world. But have you ever considered how your home should look based on your personality?

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The Enneagram Test

Creating a space that is true to you can be a daunting task. You may think, “I like this style, but I’d never decorate my home like this.” That’s where your Enneagram can help.

The Enneagram personality test helps us see ourselves at a deeper and more objective level. After taking the test (and be honest in your answers!), you’ll identify with one of nine distinct personality types. It’s common to find a bit of yourself in each type, but one will stand out as being closest to you. Your Enneagram can be used to guide you in your career, in relationships and even decorating your home.

Want to create a home suited to your personality but not sure where to start? We talked to personality pro and former interior designer Evan Barbee to break down each Enneagram type and the home decor best suited for their personalities.

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Type One: The Perfectionist

Due to their well-organized and fastidious nature, these types may be drawn to a modern and minimalist style. They have high standards and will appreciate a clean and purposeful space. In the kitchen, a large island can provide storage to keep the countertop clean and tidy, just as The Perfectionist wishes.

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Type One

"These individuals may prefer a home that is well-ordered and well-maintained," Barbee says. For the bedroom, organizational decor, like floating shelves and bookcases, allow Type Ones to create a tidy space. A crisp white color scheme can complete the clean and simple look.

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Type One

The Perfectionist's motto: more is less. Barbee says this type may be drawn to clean lines and functional use of space. In the master bath, Type Ones should create a retreat with a freestanding tub, textured wall finish and brass hardware. Complete the look with your favorite house plant.

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