Style Picks for Your Enneagram Type

I'm not sure where the interest stemmed from, but I am all about personality assessments. From dissecting my horoscope - (and no, I'm not talking about cheesy horoscopes in Cosmo) to reviewing my StrengthsFinder profile, I enjoy reflecting on my core traits, motivations, strengths, and weaknesses. One of the evaluations that has blown up in the last few years is the Enneagram. This system was introduced to the modern world in the early 20th century, but has gained recent popularity thanks to social media. Whether it's a podcast like Typology or an Instagram feed like Enneagram & Coffee, there is abundant information to dive fully into the study of the Enneagram.

What The Enneagram Tells Us

The Enneagram system seeks to evaluate personality based on our motivations. For example, as an Enneagram 8, I fear being weak or vulnerable. This can come across as being protective of those closest to me. Knowing this about myself can help me understand how I may appear to others and adjust accordingly. It also can help those around me understand my behavior in times when I feel instability (i.e. 2020). While the system is most often applied in interpersonal scenarios, I think it can also serve as a guide in your home design. Take Type 7s for example, who can oftentimes be a bit disorganized. By acknowledging this, you can make intentional design choices to help you stay tidy, like buying storage baskets and casework furnishings with plenty of drawers or shelves. Overall, knowing your Enneagram type can be a powerful tool to deeper understand yourself and those around you.

Style Picks for Each Type

Given that many people know their Enneagram type, I figured it would be fun to share a shopping guide for each! If you don't know your Enneagram, you can easily take an evaluation to get started. You'll notice that different sources use slight variants of names, but the core traits and details are always the same.

Enneagram Home Shopping Guide from Eclectic Goods

  • Type 1: The Reformer

    • Traits: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

    • Store Pick: Felicity Rolling End Table

    • Why I chose it: this stylish table is perfect for a home office or workspace, and allows you to stay organized in style. Given that you're perfectionists, this is a great little organization system so you can knock out your to-do list with ease.

  • Type 2: The Helper

    • Traits: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

    • Store Pick: Gabby Tufted Bed in White Velvet

    • Why I chose it: you often give more than you receive, so why not treat yourself to a beautiful and comfortable spot to rest up after all your magnanimity.

  • Type 3: The Achiever

    • Traits: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

    • Store Pick: Leather Pouf in Natural Leather

    • Why I chose it: if you're being self-critical, which you probably often are, then you may be a bit of a workaholic. This means it's more important for you to carve out downtime. A beautiful pouf is the perfect way to kick your feet up and unwind amidst your busy schedule.

  • Type 4: The Individualist

    • Traits: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

    • Store Pick: Color Me Pink Wall Art or Dervish Framed Wall Art

    • Why I chose it: if you're a Type 4 then chances are you're either an artist yourself or an art appreciator. It seems only fitting to tap into a creative and vibrant option like these two pieces.

  • Type 5: The Investigator

    • Traits: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

    • Store Pick: Cane Planter in Black

    • Why I chose it: mastering a new skill is deeply satisfying for you, so what better outlet than to hone your green thumb? As an added perk, plants can be a great companion in times when you may seek solitude.

  • Type 6: The Loyalist

    • Traits: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

    • Store Pick: Emmy Sectional Sofa in Navy

    • Why I chose it: you value feeling supported, which means you likely adore time with loved ones. A large sectional lets you get all of your favorite people in one spot, plus the color blue is symbolic for loyalty, so this piece has even deeper meaning.

  • Type 7: The Enthusiast

    • Traits: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

    • Store Pick: Hex Brass Wall Shelf

    • Why I chose it: this shelf is perfect for those who has a range of interests, like you Type 7s so often do. It also lets you display a variety of objects and accents in a single spot to balance your tendency to be a bit scattered.

  • Type 8: The Challenger

    • Traits: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

    • Store Pick: Geo Wood Table Lamp

    • Why I chose it: this lamp will create a luxe and soft illumination in any space, to help create a sense of calm and safety. It also resembles a shield, which feels fitting for you given Type 8s are also often referred to as "The Protector."

  • Type 9: The Peacemaker

    • Traits: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent

    • Store Pick: Antique Brass Peace Sign Object

    • Why I chose it: this one is just too perfect! It can serve as a reminder of how much harmony you create in your relationships and interpersonal dynamics.

Are you a big Enneagram buff? Let me know your Type and the favorite item in your home in the comments below!

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