Your interior design aesthetic, based on your enneagram

Thanks to social networks, our daily life is flooded with design inspirations. On any Instagram scroll, you may come across a perfectly decorated room that positively stops you in your tracks. You might like the style, but is it you? It can be hard to tell the difference between an aesthetic you actually identify with and just a case of design envy. But this is where your Enneagram can help you. Each of the nine personality types has distinct preferences and tendencies that can easily translate into creating the ideal aesthetic for your home. Not sure which style suits you best? Here’s the interior design aesthetic that best suits you, based on your Enneagram type.


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A Type One’s home should be as polished and put together as she is. Big fans of order and balance, this Enneagram type is most drawn to a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Neutral colors and plenty of storage will keep their space neat and organized, and you won’t find a bunch of unnecessary stuff cluttering the place. Instead, the reformer is more apt to decorate their home with carefully chosen, sustainably sourced furniture and decor that showcases their desire to make the world a better place.


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Friendly, good-natured Type Twos are here for that my house is my house vibe. Their interior design aesthetic is warm, inviting and oh-so-comfortable. They are always ready to make guests feel at home with plenty of fluffy pillows, fluffy blankets, and maybe an oversized chair or two.


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One thing about Type Three? Their house will look like good. We’re talking high-end furniture, fashionable accessories, and art collections, books, or whatever else strikes the fancy. Always on the lookout for the latest trends, the Achiever has a fresh, contemporary style that is sure to impress anyone who walks through the door.


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Individualistic Type Fours don’t quite fit into the prescribed style boxes. Their colorful and eclectic aesthetic is based on what they love, rather than trends or design rules. With a flair for the dramatic, this Enneagram type will thrive among bright colors, mismatched patterns, vintage finds, and unique, personalized accessories.

Mid-Century Modern

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Highly independent and thoughtful, Type Fives need their personal space, but they won’t give much thought to design. Their hands-on approach to decor prioritises function and comfort, and no style embodies mid-century modern more than. Give them an Eames lounge chair and a shelf full of books, and a Type Five will be totally satisfied.


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The Loyalist is definitely not one to drop everything and redecorate with every new trend. Seeking a sense of security and stability, a Type Six naturally gravitates towards the familiar comfort of traditional styling. Solid wood furniture, warm colors and natural materials like leather help reinforce the idea that their home is their sanctuary.


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Type Sevens thrive in a space that shows their spontaneous and fun side. Their no-holds-barred maximalist style is colorful, personalized, and maybe a little chaotic (at the best of times!). Sevens love to accessorize with framed photos and keepsakes from their travels, and their homes are a true representation of their adventurous spirit.

modern glamor

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Taking a ‘go big or go home’ approach to decorating, the Type Eight enjoys a glamorous and dramatic aesthetic. They’re not afraid to take a few design risks, and their confidence and big personality shines through easily in their home. Saturated colors, glossy finishes and luxurious materials like velvet and marble are the signatures of their lavish decorating style.

Of transition

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A happy medium between traditional and modern styles, the transitional design aesthetic was tailor-made for Type Nines. This timeless aesthetic meets Peacekeepers’ need for a harmonious environment while reflecting their approachable and down-to-earth personality. Soft textures and an eye-pleasing color palette further enhance the peaceful vibe.

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