“What your furniture says about you” is a great blog title, but it’s even better as a book. In fact, it inspired me to write a book with that title, which comes out in November.
Even though the tone of the blog is light and snarky—and I’m sure most of the people who write in are also putting on an act—it’s still interesting to see what people choose to say about themselves based on their “furniture.” As my friend Sallie wrote, “My favorite is the guy who said he had never seen his bed.”
Welcome to the furniture personality blog. In this blog, we will be discussing what your furniture says about you.
Although not a technical term, we will define furniture as all movable objects in your home that are not part of the structure, such as tables and chairs. We will also include those things in your home that do not actually “move,” but do have a fixed location (such as door knobs) and those things that can be moved but are only moved very infrequently (such as lamps).
Furniture personality is a field into which many sociologists and psychologists have ventured. A great deal of research has been done and many theories have been developed which attempt to show how the personality of a person can be seen by observing the furnishings in his or her home. However, most of these theories have received very limited attention; for example, few people know about the Furniture Personality Index (FPI), developed by Paul Arden Echo, one of the first practitioners to explore this field.
In our blog we will explore these theories in an effort to discover what your furniture says about you. We hope you enjoy!
Whether you’re a bachelor or a family man, your furniture is an expression of your personality. And that is why you need to read this post.
There are two main styles of furniture: the Contemporary style and the Traditional style. The first one is modern, bold, massive and imposing. Its design is based on strong geometric shapes. It has clean lines, straight edges and it’s a little bit more masculine, compared to the second option.
The traditional furniture represents all the elegance and sophistication, which can’t go out of fashion. This style has many different design elements and it’s usually associated with classic or vintage pieces. It is less massive than the first option; the legs are smaller in size and they are curved or decorative in design. It’s a little bit more feminine if you compare it with its counterpart.
Cabinetry is also important when you want to make some changes in your style of decoration. You can have cabinets and drawers with glass doors or ones that are covered up with paint or lacquer, which can be customized according to your needs and wishes.
From the beginning of time, furniture has played an important role in our lives. It is a valuable addition to home. Furniture can create a cozy atmosphere or just be a place to put your feet up and relax.
Describing furniture is almost like describing people because your furniture will tell you plenty about yourself. So what does your furniture say about you?
The first thing you should know is that it says something about you. That’s right, your furniture reveals some things about your personality. There are so many ways to decorate your home and each one of those ways reveals something different about you and your personality.
Lucky for you, there are many things to consider when choosing your furniture. You need to think about the size, color, material and style of the piece of furniture that you want to purchase. These aspects will help you get more insight into yourself and how others view you with respect to their own furniture choices.
A survey has revealed what your furniture says about you.
What does your house say about you?
That’s the question posed by interior design firm, C.H.A.S.E, who conducted a survey among their clients across the UK, to find out what personality traits are reflected in people’s choice of furnishings.
So what does the colour red say about you then? Apparently it shows you are a passionate and confident individual who isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd.
And what does black say about you? The survey says it shows that you’re a sophisticated and farsighted thinker who has strong leadership skills.
The survey also found that if your living room is decorated in dark colours, it means that you have an indigo aura, meaning you’re a deeply creative and imaginative person (which explains why those around me always want to turn the lights off). The report also found that people with a lighter coloured living room are extroverts who are not afraid to show off their personality.
You can also find out what your bedroom says about you through this report too – apparently people who have a white bedroom tend to be highly ambitious and independent thinkers.
Kandinsky is a famous artist. But he made his name with paintings, not furniture design.
So why am I blogging about him?
Because furniture design is art. And if someone’s art can tell us something about them, maybe someone’s furniture can tell us something about them too.
I know that the idea of furniture as art is a counterintuitive one, especially if you are an American reading this in the 21st century. If you are an American reading this in the 21st century, your most likely response to that idea is probably that it is a stupid one. It is not a stupid one. It is a counterintuitive one.
But it is also true. And understanding what it means to be true can help us understand what it means to be art, and how we can tell when something really is art or not.
Kandinsky’s art is a good subject for an artist to write about, because it’s about art. It’s about the relation of artists to their art and what it means, and how people relate to art and what it means.
Thing I didn’t know before reading this:
Kandinsky was not a fan of abstract art, which is ironic since he’s considered the father of abstract painting. His work is highly recognizable and beautifully colored. If you look at his stuff on Google images you might recognize some of his pieces by their colors alone.
Thing I did know before reading this:
Kandinsky was a completely nuts. He thought his paintings were alive and that they were having conversations with each other. And I mean, he wasn’t exaggerating or being figurative – he literally thought that one of his paintings could be heard saying “I am green” while another said “I am grey.” And then later wrote down what they said in a notebook.
This blog is a very interesting read about one guy’s take on Kandinsky’s work. This person has done their research, and it shows. I highly recommend checking out the entire site if you are interested in the man or his work.