6 Ways Extroverts Design Their Homes Differently

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When it comes to creating a home, intuitive design is (and should be) at the forefront. For someone who identifies as an extrovert, this means intention around how a space can be conducive to social gatherings and conversations. Unsurprisingly, extroverts design their homes differently, as the places they call theirs are never solely their own.

In contrast to an introvert, who craves a safe haven to rest and reset, extroverts find that restoration in the company of others. Naturally, their ‘home base’ must allow for—and frankly, be intentionally designed for—interactions with others.

Without this, a house wouldn’t feel like a home.

Whether you’re an extrovert and you’re nodding your head right now, you are in relationship with someone who identifies this way, or you’re thinking about blending energies in a shared space, here are ways that extroverts approach their home design.

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    Colors Must *Spark Joy*

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    For an extrovert, colors are an integral part of space planning, creation, and design. Where an introvert often craves the peacefulness of neutral colors and tones, what lights an extrovert up is the jazzy ambiance of bright shades or crazy color cacophony.

    This doesn’t mean that all extroverts like wild or eccentric home designs. Some do, of course. But in general, extroverts like the spark of a fresh accent, the intentional disconnect of different colors to distinguish separate spaces, or the fluidity of tones and how they interact across different walls, furniture, and rooms.

    Color, to them, is a way to showcase their personalities.

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    Areas Are Conducive To Interaction

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    When it comes to room design, one of the ways extroverts design their homes differently is by putting community at the forefront. A living room is not just for solo reading, but for family game nights, dinner dates, or movie marathons with friends. And the ways these social interactions happen is a key factor in the physical design and configuration.  

    While an extrovert’s home can, and often will, have spaces for peace and quiet, these do not take up as much space and attention as a kitchen or dining table. The way people can move continuously through a space, hear one another across different rooms, or engage in meaningful ways—that’s what an extrovert has top of mind.

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    Furniture Always Serves a Purpose

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    There’s no questioning that an introvert prefers coziness and comfort over anything else. For an extrovert, the practicality is more of a priority: Do I have enough kitchen chairs to host a wine and cheese night? Can my couch fit all four of my kids?

    While there is, of course, an element of luxury that can weave its way into the décor of both introverts and extroverts, if an extrovert’s goal is to impress—it’ll happen through the furniture. And the ultimate goal is to both look good and serve the purpose of entertaining guests.

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    Items Evoke Collaboration & Connection

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    One of the ways extroverts design their homes differently is by focusing on items that acknowledge, remind, or create excitement around community. For example, a picture wall that shows generations of the family, or an exercise center with two machines for partner workouts.

    Extroverts know that they prefer the company of others, so naturally, there are two or more chairs for every table, coffee tables with multiple coasters, and kitchen sets for the family and their plus ones.

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    Surround-Sound or Room-To-Room Speakers

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    In an extrovert’s house, you can almost guarantee that there’s some type of speaker system, surround-sound, or meaningful way of connecting different parts of the house together.

    Where an introvert may prefer complete silence, or 'sanctuaries’ from the noise, extroverts create the noise. They love when music flows seamlessly through different rooms, or there’s the opportunity to have the family room TV play in the kitchen to entertain both those eating and cooking.

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    Open-Concept Is a Must

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    One of the biggest ways extroverts design their homes differently is the open concept. This is a must-have for their overall vibe. In an open layout, there is a sort of seamlessness that carries through the house, creating a natural flow of energy, conversation, and community that extroverted individuals resonate with, and so deeply crave.

When it comes to creating a space where an extrovert can flourish, there’s no question about the importance of connectedness. Moving from room to room may feel disjointed at times due to a variety of colors or designs, but this is all intentional to showcase the uniqueness and spark of those who call the space their own.