Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 5’s

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 5’s

The Enneagram Type 5 is often called “The Investigator” or “The Observer.” They are often introverted, enjoy alone time and are deep thinkers. They drink in knowledge and can never get their fill. They are experts in their field and often know a lot about many subjects. Calm and level-headed also describe the Five. It is important that Type 5’s have time to “recharge their batteries” by spending time alone. Some of the most thought-provoking conversations I’ve had have been with my 5 loved ones, and I have three Type 5’s in my family!

Gift Idea #1: A New Bookshelf (or Kindle Subscription if they prefer paperless)

Books, books and more books! This is the cry of the Five who loves to get lost in fiction and non-fiction alike. The V Bookcase Room Divider by CB2 is a stunning bookcase that functions as book storage and a room divider making the space feel smaller and more quaint. $799. Another great choice for the book collector is the Beckett 6-High Shelf from Crate and Barrel for $1,499.

V Bookcase (CB2)
Beckett Bookcase (Crate & Barrel)

Gift Idea #2: An Egg Chair

Oh yes, a place to hide away and get lost in their thoughts or a great book. This type of chair is a winner on so many levels. The Versailles Chair from Restoration Hardware ($3,000) gives a room a vintage look while the Orren Ellis Taneyville Swivel Balloon Chair ($1,900) is reminiscent of the original Eero Aarino Ball Chair.

Versailles Chair (Restoration Hardware)
Orren Ellis Taneyville Swivel Balloon Chair (Wayfair)

Gift Idea #3: Acoustic Panels that Look Like Art

Nothing absorbs sound better than soft materials. Give your Type 5 a quieter room by purchasing art inspired acoustic panels. You can even upload your own photos and have them printed on the panels. Acoustimac.com is a great resource.

Room Remodeling Project for a Type 5: A Place to Read (Reading Nook, Library, or Getaway Room)

My son is a Type 5 and he thinks that the Black Villa Home in New York, designed by Reza Mohtashami is the coolest home ever. It is tucked away in nature and is the perfect retreat.

Credit: Reza Mohtashami

What type of Christmas tree would a Type 5 enjoy the most? How about a tree made of books set in a library? This tree can be found in the Harewood Library. Photo Credit: @yorkshire_brew

I hope you have enjoyed looking through the lens of the Type 5 and that you’ve been inspired by the gift ideas. Our next number is the 6!

-Elizabeth

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 4’s

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 4’s

Unlike any other number, the Enneagram Type 4 is often called “The Individualist” or “The Romantic.” This type wears their feelings on their sleeves, are highly creative, in touch with their emotions, and authentic. They are one-of-a-kind not wanting to look like anyone else and they often see the world through a unique lens. My Type 4 friends challenge me to slow down and enjoy the moments – they are excellent at that.

Gift Idea #1: A Customized Leather Bound Journal

Type 4’s need to express themselves. Whether it be through song, drawing, painting, writing or another creative outlet, they can record their feelings and thoughts in a gorgeous leather bound journal. A bonus to this gift would be a special pen that coordinates. Anthropologie has several awesome journals.

Katine Journal (Anthropologie $38)
Montgomery Journal (Anthropologie $80)

Gift Idea #2: A Statement Furniture Piece

Nothing brings a 4 more joy than having something that no one else does, except maybe another Type 4. Gift your friend a furniture piece that is completely unique. Again, Anthropologie has so many great choices.

Izzy Petite Accent Chair (Anthropologie $698)
Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet (Anthropologie $2,998)

Gift Idea #3: An Animal Table Lamp

These lamps are so much fun and definitely bring a smile to any face. What a crazy take on your standard table lamp! Prices start at $120 per lamp from Grandin Road.

A Type 4’s Room Remodel Project would be a He-shed or She-shed that 100% reflects their personality. This will be a place that they can go and be themselves to the fullness of their being. Be sure to include a winding path with beautiful foliage and flowers that lead from the main house to the shed.

Credit: A Place to Grow
Credit: Kloter Farms Blog

The best Christmas tree for an Enneagram Type 4 will reflect their personality, may be dark, may be bright, but will definitely be one-of-a-kind.

I love this green citrus Christmas tree by Tobi Fairley. I mean, when is the last time you saw a citrus Christmas tree?

Unique Pink by @Bohofrisco.

This Christmas, your Type 4 loved one will feel so special with any of these unique gift ideas. The next blog will focus on they Type 5, “The Observer.”

-Elizabeth

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 3’s

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 3’s

The Enneagram Type 3 is also called “The Performer,” “The Charmer,” or “The Achiever.” These folks are full of energy, great at giving speeches, love being the center of attention, are image-conscious, and don’t mind the spotlight. Achievement and goal setting are their love language and they speak it well. My Type 3 friends are energetic, driven and successful.

Gift Idea #1: A Daily Affirmations Calendar

A Daily Affirmations Calendar will keep your Type 3 friend or loved one motivated to take on the daily challenges and goals. They don’t want to just meet the goals, they want to slay them! Barnes and Noble sells the I Can Do It 2021 Calendar for $16.99.

Gift Idea #2: A Glamorous Mirror

Always looking their best is important to the Type 3. Gift them a wall mirror that fits their decor style so that they can do a quick face check before their Zoom call or You Tube recording. Ballard Designs and Pottery Barn have stunning wall mirrors ranging from $199+.

Layne Round Wall Mirror (Pottery Barn)

Jamie Two Tone Oval Wall Mirror (Ballard Designs)

Gift #3: An Alarm Clock

Help your Type 3 by gifting them an alarm clock so that they can get up each morning and chase their dreams. The Clocky alarm clock does just that…this little clock runs away beeping so that you have to get out of bed and chase it to turn it off. This will get a Type 3 going and ready for the day! Find it on clocky.com for $45.99.

Type 3’s Room Remodel Project would be their Closet. Renovating this room and stylizing their clothes organization will make the 3 feel like the star that they are. They will be ready to conquer the day and feel like a million bucks. Here is a design floor plan and perspective of a closet design where I incorporated an ironing station, high and low clothes hanging, and drawers into an L shaped room.

An Enneagram Three’s Christmas Tree must be absolutely spectacular. In fact, when I saw these glam trees (and room decor), I immediately thought they would fit this type perfectly.

Credit: Jay Wilde
Credit: Kelleynan

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make your Type 3’s Christmas extra special. Next up will be the Type 4, who loves to be unique and different. This blog will be like none of the others in many ways! Look for that to drop on Wednesday.

-Elizabeth

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 2’s

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 2’s

The Type 2 is called “The Helper.” People who identify as a Type 2 are ready to lend a listening ear, bring a meal, offer to help, and are great at knowing just what you need. You can count on them when you are in a bind. They find great satisfaction and purpose in helping others. Often, they give so much of themselves the they wear out without even knowing it. My Type 2 friends are the best gift givers and are so thoughtful.

Gift Idea #1: New Serveware for Entertaining

Williams-Sonoma has gorgeous serveware sets ranging in price. An Enneagram Type 2 would love to own a fresh set of bowls, platters, salad tongs, or even a charcuterie board. The sky is the limit with this gift idea.

Gift Idea #2: An Armless Dining Room End Chair

I have memories of my Type 2 friends getting up quickly from the dining table to help serve the desserts or make coffee. Help out your 2’s by gifting them an armless end chair so that getting up is easy – no fumbling with arms that get in the way. Sliding back into their seat will be just a quick with this chair. The Glendale Upholstered Dining Chair from Birch Lane is sure to be a winner. $236

Gift Idea #3: A Bath Caddy

Relaxation, rejuvenation and retreat are very important for these extraordinary people who serve others so effortlessly. Reward them with a bath caddy and bubble bath. They will be sure to thank you. A great option is the Gardner Bamboo Bath Caddy from Wayfair. $69.99

A Type 2’s Room Remodel Project would be the Dining Room. Not only would they enjoy new furnishings and seating, but they would love newly designed place settings.

The Enneagram Type 2’s Christmas decor will be warm, inviting, and the perfect place to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and appetizers.

When I look at this room by Maggie Griffin Design, I imagine long conversations over cocoa and snacks.

What a stunning Dining Room! Clean and Scentsible posted this room and it captures a Type 2 to a T. If you are a 2, what do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed exploring another Enneagram Type through gift giving. Be sure to watch for the Type 3 next!

-Elizabeth

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 1’s

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Enneagram Type 1’s

Type 1’s are often called “The Improver,” “The Perfectionist,” or “The Reformer.” People who consider themselves Type 1’s are all about efficiency, organizing and improving themselves, others and their spaces. They feel most at rest when their homes are tidy and things are in order. Otherwise, they will never feel at rest with the constant “to do” list rolling through their minds. I’m a Type 1, so I can completely relate! Let’s get to gifting!

Gift Idea #1: A Wall Mounted Calendar Organizer

1 Thrive has this awesome wall organizer which would make any Type 1 swoon. This particular set is called the “Susan.” The description on 1 Thrive’s website says “The Susan likes to check all the boxes with a list-friendly format that can accommodate meal plans, schedules, chores, goals and more.” That, my friends, is a 1’s Dream!! The Susan costs $179.

Gift Idea #2: Drawer Organizers

The Container Store is one of the most happy places in the world. It has organization down pat. Check out the Dream Drawer Organizers starting at $15.99 a package. Or the iDesign Linus Large Drawer Organizer Starter Kit for $58.92.

Gift Idea #3: A walk in nature with your 1. If you can’t get out, then gift them a faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree.

Being in nature calms the soul and helps us relax. Bringing nature indoors is another way to help the body calm down. One of my most favorite trees is the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. I know it has been around for a while but there is something wonderful about those big curvy leaves that I love. Grandin Road sells these beauties starting at $159.

A Type 1’s Room Remodel Project would be the Laundry Room. This is a room that needs to function well and remain tidy. I recently designed a large Laundry Room and can’t wait to post the after pictures after the final installation. For now, here is a sneak peek…

Since we are heading into the Christmas Season, let’s check out an Enneagram 1’s Christmas tree decor… tidy, organized, monochromatic and gorgeous!

Tree by designandstydestudio

Tree by Elle Decor

I hope you enjoyed diving into Christmas ideas for your Enneagram Type 1 friends and family. Keep an eye out for the Type 2’s recommendations next!

-Elizabeth

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Each Enneagram Type

Home Decor Gift Giving Guide for Each Enneagram Type

I’ve got something really special for you! If you aren’t familiar with the enneagram, it is a system of nine personality types which not only describes our personality but the motivation behind why we do what we do. And…I can really geek out over it. The enneagram has helped me understand myself, my husband, kids and others so much more and has given me a greater appreciation for how we are all created and wired. So, in order to have some fun with the enneagram, I’m sharing my recommendations for home décor gifts for each enneagram type! It is going to be so exciting to explore with you and I hope it will spark some ideas and brighten your day.

Before I dive into my gift recommendations, I am going to summarize each type for you here. If you don’t know your type, I highly recommend The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. The summaries below come from this book.

TYPE ONE: The Perfectionist, The Improver, The Reformer — Ethical, dedicated and reliable, they are motivated by a desire to live the right way, improve the world and avoid fault and blame.

TYPE TWO: The Helper — Warm, caring, and giving, they are motivated by a need to be loved and needed, and to avoid acknowledging their own needs.

TYPE THREE: The Performer, The Charmer — Success-oriented, image-conscious, and wired for productivity, they are motivated by a need to be (or appear to be) successful and avoid failure.

TYPE FOUR: The Romantic — Creative, sensitive and moody, they are motivated by a need to be understood, experience their oversized feelings and avoid being ordinary.

TYPE FIVE: The Investigator, The Observer — Analytical, detached and private, they are motivated by a need to gain knowledge, conserve energy and avoid relying on others.

TYPE SIX: The Loyalist — Committed, practical and witty, they are worst-case scenario thinkers who are motivated by fear and the need for security.

TYPE SEVEN: The Enthusiast — Fun, spontaneous, and adventurous, they are motivated by a need to be happy, to plan stimulating experiences and avoid pain.

TYPE EIGHT: The Challenger, The Defender — Commanding, intense, and confrontational, they are motivated by a need to be strong and avoid feeling weak or vulnerable.

TYPE NINE: The Peacemaker — Pleasant, laid back and accommodating, they are motivated by a need to keep the peace, merge with others and avoid conflict.

Watch for my next blog where I’ll share home decor gift ideas for enneagram Type 1’s!