9 Homey Adjectives: Find Your One Word Inspiration to Describe Your Dream Home

It is so important to know the one word that you want to describe your dream home! In this post we will talk all about why it is so important and some ideas that you might want to use.

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Have you ever had someone call you clever, stunning, or sweet? It’s a pretty good feeling! Just a single word can create a feeling that leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

This idea doesn’t just apply to how we feel about ourselves though, it also applies to how we feel about our homes. As great as it would be to have the house with the big tree in the yard and space to do things, the real thing we are looking for is that feeling.

Your home is probably where you spend most of your day, yet most of spend a lot more time thinking about how it looks instead of how it feels. However, it is a lot easier (and cheaper!) to change how your home feels.

Today, we want to find the one-word answer to this question: How does your dream home make you feel?

When you find that answer and start focusing on it, you will start to see ways you can create that feeling in your current home. Here are eleven words to help you figure out what feeling you might be looking for as well as some ideas for encouraging that feeling. So, let’s get started!

This post is all about figuring out how to describe your dream home, so you don’t have to wait to create it!

1. Safe

Your dream home is your sanctuary, a place where you feel safe and secure. Especially if you often feel anxious, feeling safe at home is more than just physical security; it’s about emotional well-being. When you feel safe in your space, you can fully relax, unwind, and be yourself. It allows you to escape from the stresses of the outside world and find solace within your walls. This sense of security fosters a deeper connection with your home and enhances your overall quality of life.

This home may be a toddler-parent’s haven. You can let your kids and pets run around without fear, because you created a space that eliminates reasons for fear. The corners of furniture are round or soft, there are thick curtains to prevent peeping eyes after dark, and all dangerous items, like knives or medicines, are high and secure.


2. Adventurous

Curiosity thrives in your dream home! It’s a place where you can explore, learn, and grow. The importance of this feeling lies in its ability to keep your mind active and engaged. In an adventurous home, you’re encouraged to step out of your comfort zone, try new things, and embrace new experiences. It stimulates your curiosity and fuels your creativity, making your life more fulfilling and exciting.

This home will often be filled with books on a variety of topics. Even practical items are often souveniers reflecting a variety of cultures, giving the home a very eclectic feel. There is a large map with pins and pictures of your adventures hangs above the mantle, and everywhere you look there is an item with a story to tell. 

3. Cozy

Your dream home wraps you in warmth and comfort, providing a sense of solace and respite from the demands of everyday life. A cozy home is like a warm embrace, a place where you can relax, recharge, and find solace. It’s where you create lasting memories with loved ones, share heartfelt conversations, and simply enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

This home may have have lots of couches and a big basket of blankets to cuddle. A tea kettle lives on the stove next to a collection of warm beverages. Candles and glowing diffusers fill the house with soft light and smells. 

4. Relaxed

It’s a cool oasis of relaxation where you can unwind and recharge. Especially when life is fast-paced and stressful, a relaxed home can counteract those feelings. It promotes physical and mental relaxation, helping you to maintain a healthy work-life balance and reduce the negative effects of stress.

A beautiful glass water dispenser is on the table with strawberries and mint bobbing alongside the ice. A speaker sends soft music drifting through the house and blue yoga mats have a permanent home in a basket in the corner to encourage stretching.  

5. Creative

Your dream home ignites your playful, creative spirit. This feeling is important because it nurtures your imagination and innovation. In a creative home, you have the freedom to express yourself, experiment with new ideas, and embrace your artistic side. It’s a space that sparks inspiration and allows you to pursue hobbies and projects that bring joy and fulfillment.

This home may have a guitar above the mantel and frames that display the latest paintings instead of pictures. A specific table is splattered from paint and constantly covered in well-loved art supplies. The kitchen has a binder full of recipes to try, and each room has a basket of fun objects that is constantly changing. This house usually is not perfectly clean, but it is constantly inspiring new projects and adventures. 


6. Consistent

Everything in your dream home has its place, and routines flow smoothly. The significance of consistency in your home lies in its ability to reduce chaos and stress. An organized and consistent living space promotes efficiency and reduces the mental clutter that comes with disarray. It helps you maintain a sense of control over your life, enabling you to focus on what truly matters.

This home may be more minimal, with a big board for the weekly schedule. Most things are hidden behind cabinet doors and organized in bins, and the few things on display are strategic or sentimental. Books and toys have a rotation system, so the floor is never too messy.

7. Light

Your home is airy and filled with natural light. This feeling is important because it directly impacts your mood and well-being. Natural light not only brightens your space but also enhances your overall sense of well-being. It regulates your circadian rhythms, positively affects your mood, and increases your productivity. A light-filled home creates a positive atmosphere that uplifts your spirits.

This home may have wicker furniture and transparent drapes over the windows that flow in the breeze. There are alot of mirrors and crystal objects that create a bright feeling across the home. Pastel colors make even the darkest corners seem airy and light.

8. Rooted

It’s a place where family history is cherished and celebrated. The importance of feeling rooted in your home lies in its ability to provide a strong sense of identity and connection to your heritage. A rooted home is filled with family traditions, memorabilia, and stories that remind you of your roots. It fosters a deep sense of belonging and reinforces the importance of family bonds.

The walls of this home may be lined with pictures, and everywhere you turn there is a story. There is a beautiful garden and summers are often spent canning or using other skills that have been passed down for generations.

9. Connected

Your dream home is open to people coming and going, even if it’s a bit messy at times. This feeling is crucial because it promotes social interaction and a sense of community. A connected home is a gathering place where friends and family feel welcome. It’s where you build meaningful relationships, create lasting memories, and share both the joys and challenges of life. It’s a space that resonates with the vibrancy of human connection.

This home may have few decorative items, but it has a bookshelf full of board games and a closet full of sports equipment. Huge collections of one or two favorite ways to connect in an otherwise minimalist home makes it easy to keep the home clean enough for spontaneous activities with a variety of types of people. A cupboard is full of quick meals and snacks for spontaneous guests, and, as a rule, the ideal home looks like people live there.


Your word doesn’t have to be one of these…

As you reflect on these descriptions, you’re getting closer to understanding the feelings your dream home evokes. One of them may resonate with you more deeply than the others. It’s this word that will guide you in making choices about your space, decor, and lifestyle.

Remember, your dream home is a reflection of your unique aspirations and values. By finding that one word that encapsulates it all, you’re on your way to creating a home that truly feels like a sanctuary, a place where you can thrive and find your joy.

So, what’s your one-word answer to the question: How does your dream home make you feel?

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I know this can seem like a big step.

Honestly, figuring out what I want from my home isn’t where I started on my journey of self-discovery: I started with cooking. Getting creative with cooking is what first helped me get past caring what other people might think and to have fun getting to know myself again! If this sounds like an easier starting place for you as well, you can head HERE to learn more about the idea of creative cooking or just jump right in with Recipe Templates for Creative Cooking. (I am only offering this for free for a short time, so, if you think you will ever be interested, I’d grab it now 🙂

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