What Your Home Says About You…

One of our most basic psychological needs is to create a home, that is a space that is decorated in such a way as to reflect our values back to us. That’s why we can legitimately get so excited (or distressed) by matters of home decoration – and why, after too long on the road, we long to get back to our own place. A film about the psychology of objects and spaces. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: goo.gl/RXZGWt
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“One of the most meaningful activities we are ever engaged in is the creation of a home. Over a number of years, typically with a lot of thought and considerable dedication, we assemble furniture, crockery, pictures, rugs, cushions, vases, sideboards, taps, door handles and so on into a distinctive constellation we anoint with the word home. As we create our rooms, we engage passionately with culture in a way we seldom do in the supposedly higher realms of museums or galleries. We reflect profoundly on the atmosphere of a picture, we ponder the relationship between colours on a wall, we notice how consequential the shape of the back of a sofa can be and ask with care what books really deserve our ongoing attention…”

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