Decorate Your Dream Home and We'll Guess Which State You Grew Up In

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By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

No matter how far life takes you, you'll always remember the place you grew up. Even third-culture kids whose military, diplomatic, or other multi-moving parents took them from place to place typically have a home (or two) that they see as being the most real one, the one that informed their idea of what home is. 

There are rhythms to a place, and being at home is about knowing what they are and being comfortable. You might be hundreds or even thousands of miles away from where you started; you might have gone native in just about every way, but you could still slip right back into the place you called home.

That means your idea of a dream home will usually reflect some deep-seated ideas about what a home should be like. If you're from the coldest reaches of the far north, you'll appreciate a fireplace and probably a nice sloping roof, even if you never need the first for warmth or the second for shedding snow. If you're from the deep South, you might appreciate a covered porch as a good outdoor room to enjoy. 

Tell us about your ideal home, and we'll see how much of your original home still lingers in you - and from that, we'll figure out where it was!

What kind of photography would you hang in your home?

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What sort of neighborhood would you like your home to be in?

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How many floors would you like your home to be?

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What style of architecture would you like for your home?

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What kind of light fixtures would you like for your home?

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What kind of wallpaper would you have in your entertaining spaces?

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How would you paint or paper your bathrooms?

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What kind of backsplash would you like for the kitchen?

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How would you deck out your garage?

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What would be the centerpiece of your drawing room?

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What would be the main game in your game room?

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What sort of floor coverings would you have?

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What style of paintings would you hang in your home?

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What would be the color scheme of your drawing room?

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How would you position the television in your family room?

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What would be the party piece of your kitchen?

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Where would you put the family computer?

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What style of furniture would you like for your study?

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What style of sculpture would you have in your home?

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What kind of couch would you place in your family room?

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What window treatments would you insist on?

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What kind of moldings would you have in your home?

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Would you use any smart home devices?

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Would you buy antique furniture?

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Would you put a TV in every room?

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What kind of stereo system would you have?

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What room would you set up for entertaining guests?

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What sort of hobby shop would you set up?

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How would you set up the entrance room to your home?

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What specialist room would you have in your home?

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