(Credit: Jackie Weisberg - Attic Bathroom)
Consciously or not, people have shaped their personal environments by arranging their surroundings.
For some populations the choices are infinite, for others the options are limited. Whether one lives in a mansion or a tent, personal decisions are made. Even on the street some people find a way. In our consumer society, we have plenty of choices for equipping our apartment and differentiating ourselves from our neighbors. In a not too distant past, with restricted choices, we could still distinguish one home from another. Even when visiting a museum, we can tell by looking at the exhibit displays, that ancient peoples made unique handmade objects to embellish their dwellings.
Actually this is not only about Home. In any space that we inhabit, such as work spaces, we arrange them in a unique way.
Each of the decisions, throughout time and space, whether big or small, is a personal statement.
Looking at peoples' spaces will tell you a lot about them.