When it comes to home décor, everyone has their own preferences. From shabby chic to modern flair, or oversized couches to pictures on the walls, there are unique characteristics, items, and styles that make a house feel like a home.
But oftentimes, our personality and natural tendencies play into these preferences more than we realize. Who we are, and, more specifically, how we love factors into the way we design our spaces and how these spaces allow us to interact with others—whether we’re aware of this or not.
Here is your home décor style based on your love language.
If your love language is Quality Time, you’re all about comfort and coziness. For you, a home should have spaces where you can cuddle up with a loved one and watch a movie, settle down for a date or family dinner, or sit side-by-side and work on a project.
Your home décor style is slightly on the causal side but not too casual that it’s a sloppy mismatch. Because you prioritize connections with others—and specifically, intentional time with them—you’re all about making rooms where special moments can be easily captured. Whether that is movie corners, large couches, or cozy pillows on the bed.
You’re also very purposeful in terms of how you decorate spaces, too. For example, you’ll capture the best moments with your loved ones and plaster these pictures to the walls or invest in stools to fill all the sitting areas at your kitchen table. For you, spending time with loved ones translates to creating spaces that prioritize socialization.
Acts of Service
If your love language is Acts of Service, you’re all about designing your home in a way that honors the unique needs of each of the dwellers. For example, that garage workshop for your husband or the painting shed for your roommate.
Giving to others comes naturally to you, and the design of your space is no exception. You see your shared space—and the intention around building it—as an act of love and you make sure to prioritize others’ needs into the décor.
Words of Affirmation
As a Words of Affirmation type of person, you undoubtedly decorate with purposeful quotes, mantras, and even lines of poetry that speak to the emotions you try to evoke. You like when the home décor serves the purpose of inspiring, engaging, or encouraging deep feelings. Consequently, there’s no surprise that words are littered on walls, cabinets, bulletin boards, and other surfaces.
You also design your physical spaces to incorporate elements of conversation as a priority. For example, all the couches and sofa chairs face inwards to be more conducive to deep talks and the main kitchen counter has a seating area for someone to chat with the person who’s doing the food preparation.
When it comes to home décor, someone whose love language is Physical Touch is all about the tactile—think coziness, stimulation, and connection. That means you’ll undoubtedly want to include things like fluffy rugs and pillows, furry or fuzzy items that just feel good to the touch, and areas that encourage sharing of blankets, seating areas, or even food.
You’re all about the closeness. In fact, you crave moments where you can be in the presence of others—hugging, snuggling, sharing, holding hands, or even something as simple as squeezing a loved one’s shoulder during a story. Your décor exudes these personal and intimate elements, and regardless of who walks into your space—they will feel at home.
If your love language is Gifts, your home décor style is a collection of special items from other important people in your life. For example, the couch was inherited from an elderly relative or the papers on the fridge were drawings made by your kids.
You see your space as a ‘scrapbook’ of sorts—something that is a natural hodge-podge of moments and items that hold value to you. Because of this intimate preview of who you are shared through your space, your home evokes a feeling of welcoming and belonging to all who enter.