How to Decorate Your Home, According to Your Enneagram Type

Decorate According to Your Enneagram!

There are 9 basic enneagram types the idealist, helper, achiever, individual, investigator, loyalist, enthusiast, challenger, and peacemaker. 

These nine Enneagram personality types describe individual behavior tendencies, motivations, and desires more deeply and more specifically than other personality frameworks. 

Your Enneagram determines the way you communicate and influence your relationships. But did you know it has a lot to do with how you decorate your home? 

1 Idealist

The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

1s are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic. Because of this, they tend to lean toward spaces that are easy to keep clean with a minimalist design with a restricted color palette.

 

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2 Helper

The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

2s are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. 2s love warm, loving energy. They want a place to retreat to, not only for themselves but also for those they love.

   

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3 Achiever

The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

3s are self-assured, attractive, and charming. Ambitious, competent, and energetic, they can also be status-conscious and highly driven for advancement. They are diplomatic and poised, but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. 3s are likely to have status objects displayed in their homes, both for their own viewing and the viewing of visitors. They are drawn to high-quality items that will definitely make an impression.

 

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4 Individual 

The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

4s are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious. Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They are drawn to uncommon items and they enjoy statement pieces. 

    

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5 Investigator 

The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

5s are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They are minimalists at heart, they want to be constantly downsizing in all areas of their life. Less obligation, less to clean, less to deal with; ultimately less energy expended.

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6 Loyalist

The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters," they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. Their home is seen as a place of refuge; a retreat from the scary, outer world. 

   

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7 Enthusiast 

The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

7s are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They love decorative items that are kitschy, fun or cool or items from their world travels and tokens from outdoor adventures. 

   

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8 Challenger

The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes becoming confrontational and intimidating. They won't deny themselves. Their items are the biggest and best they could afford. They take tremendous pride in their objects, as they are a direct reflection of their hard work, perseverance, and independence.

 

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9 Peacemaker

The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent

Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and supportive, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent, simplifying problems and minimizing anything upsetting. They want their homes to be a place where they can unwind, a lot of plants to open up the living space and introduce positive energy. No matter which aesthetic is chosen, though, the goal is to create a space filled with harmonious, clean, peaceful energies.

 

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