The Myers-Briggs Personality Test offers insight into who you are & the type of things you gravitate towards, as well as how you handle making decisions. - The Spruce
A while ago, my friend and fellow blogger, Kebba Button, found several articles that guide what you do with your home based on your Myers-Briggs type, and she thought I'd like them. Boy, was she right!
It's easy to find lots of home decorating ideas, but how often do you find simple ways to match those ideas to who you are? Read on for more information...
Which Style Home to Choose
I'm an INFP and I can't even begin to tell you how much I would love to live in an English cottage!! It would be perfect for me. And, as you can see, The Spruce agrees. Here's why...
You're dreamy and idealistic and you like things to feel quaint and comfy. English cottages tend to look like they were plucked straight out of a fairytale, and embody a sense of warmth and kindness that you relate to.
The Best Home Decor Style
You're a gentle, caring soul...
You're a warm and open person who enjoys making people feel comfortable.
I think I'm a gentle, warm and open person with an old soul vibe. But even if I'm not, I definitely prefer the cottage style.
And it's funny that they do seem to match INFPs with cottage style, but not all the time. Go figure!
What about your type's home decor style?
Click the link above to see if they chose right for you, and let me know what you think. Now, let's see what their choices are for paint colors.
Which Color Paint to Use
In this article, The Spruce suggests choosing a paint color based on the way the color makes you feel, and not only that, but what you want to feel in that room, or your home. The idea is that your personality would have an impact on the color that would feel best. Okay, let's see...
Take a moment to look at the color of the paragraph titles in this blog post. Does it seem similar to any of the paint colors? ;)
I have always loved to watch decorating shows and before I fell in love with the Hallmark channel, HGTV was my TV's default. And on two different shows, that I watched several different times, as repeats, the designer painted a wall in that color. Years later, my friends Bob and Todd had an entire room in their house painted in that color.
I LOVE IT! But I would want it in a den or sunroom, not the main gathering place. I wouldn't want to risk getting tired of it, or to lose that sort of surprised "Oh, there it is again" feeling when I walked into a lesser-used room.
But I am not an ENFP. And that INFP blue is an absolute no! As is every other color up there.
On the other hand, ENFP is only one letter off, so they didn't do too badly.
What about you?
Do any of them strike your fancy? And is the one you like a match for your type? Inquiring minds want to know.
But meanwhile, do your rooms have a statement piece? Let's see what kind they think you should have.
The Statement Piece You'd Splurge On
For this article, The Spruce begins with the idea that your approach to decorating should start with buying a statement piece, and then you should build the rest of your decorating scheme around it. Well, I don't think of myself as a statement piece type, so when I read that, I wondered if that would mean that the INFP recommendations wouldn't be a match.
INFPs are daydreamers and they spend a lot of their time keeping to themselves.
So true! But the recommendation that follows would not appeal to me at all - a canopy bed. No. No, I don't think so.
The closest match was the INFJ recommendation - more on INFJ, later. It was to begin with a nook with a bench.
Now, I am all about the cozy corner near a window. But I want to be curling up in something really comfy. Not on a bench.
If you check out this particular article, yourself, tell me what you think. Was the recommendation a fit for your type?
Now, let's see if they guess right about what kind of holiday decorations you like.
Holiday Decorating by Type
I must say, I was stunned at the insight. The Spruce suggested that INFPs prefer holiday decorations with rustic charm - absolutely true - and that it's the comforting part of the holiday season that means the most to us.
I have never thought of it as comforting before, but I think that's true. I dive headfirst into Christmas magic and the Christmas spirit, but the result of steeping myself in it is not only happiness, but comfort.
Isn't it fascinating to think that even the way you want Christmas to look in your home might be heavily influenced by your personality type?
You intentionally create
That's one of the things they said about INFJs. I always have a look at both INFP & INFJ because as I have gotten older, I am more INFx in some ways and can sometimes relate to them both.
And creating sanctuary in my home is what I long to do all year long.
Want to know how to refresh your home this year? Let's see what they say.
Refresh Your Home for 2021
The recommendations for each type references the year we have had, and it almost felt like the article was suggesting ways to use your home as a resource for moving forward. Here's the suggestion for my type, the INFP...
With its focus on simplicity, soft hues and memories of a simpler time, Cottagecore elements will be the perfect refresh...Purchasing vintage furniture, thick woven blankets and mixing lighter shades are some subtle ways to get started. - The Spruce
That is perfect for me, and is what I already wanted to do, in my home. I mean, I named it Gingerbread Cottage for a reason. :)
Go read the explanations for the choices they suggest, based on your Myers-Briggs type and then, tell me if they feel like a fit for you. In general, what do you think about the pairing of Myers-Briggs type and decorating decisions?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
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