One of the clearest signs of a man who is in control of his life is when he takes care of his home. Your home is your temple; it’s the place where you spend the majority of your time. You entertain there; you relax there, and you make memories there. A man who doesn’t look after his home is probably not going to look after himself either. But it goes further than that. There’s a genuine feeling you get when you walk into a home, and you realise that it’s a genuine extension of the person who lives there. Everything about the place feels personalised and specific. It gives the sense of a man who knows who he is, who understands his life and if able to create an environment that reflects that. Fortunately, doing this isn’t as challenging or complicated as it might sound. Here are just a few things that you can do to make your home an extension of who you are.
Take control of its style
One of the easiest ways to create a home that has no discernable personality to take a passive role in the decoration and arrangement of it. Depending on your living circumstances (whether you’re living alone, renting, a homeowner, etc.) your ability to take control of the way the house looks will vary, but there are always things that you can do. Don’t just stick with the standard neutral colours and arrangements that so many homes have as standard these days. Make sure that you decide how you want it to look and don’t let anyone else make that decision for you. Simply by doing this, you’re going to create an environment that is impossible to separate from you as a person.
Reflect your passions
Your home should be a sign to the world of who you are and what it is that you’re passionate about. Make sure that your home is the kind of place where you can share what is really important to you. Display your favourite books, movies and music where they can be seen, rather than just tucking them away in a cupboard. The same goes for the way that you furnish and decorate the place. Just look at this list of golfer sculptures, anyone with one of these in their home or garden makes a very clear statement about their hobby and passion. You should make sure to do the same thing.
Take care of it
Even if your home reflects who you are in its style and decoration, if you’re not actually taking care of it day-to-day, then it’s not going to make a single bit of difference. A messy, dirty house is always going to reflect straight back onto you and can even have an impact on how you feel about yourself. Taking care of your home is an extension of taking care of yourself. It lets the world, and yourself, know that you are someone who takes pride in themselves and should be taken seriously.