House Dreams

Dreaming of a house indicates the many facets of yourself and the experiences you have had during your waking life. Dreaming about the rooms in a house can relate to different characteristics of an individual’s personality. When analyzing the house in your dream, try to remember the condition it was in, how everything in it was arranged and how you felt being in each room. For example was the room disorganized, messy, tidy or unfamiliar? Dreaming of other sections in a house may represent something specific that is bothering you, or it may reveal some overall concerns you are having. Pay attention to all of the details in your dreams and you will definitely learn and uncover more about yourself.


Strange Rooms: If you enter a strange room in your dream with various people, known and unknown, this could be a warning to be careful in starting up any new relationships. You may also dream that you are in your own house, but open a door and you are in a completely different environment. For example, you start out in your bedroom, but when you leave the room, you are in a hotel lobby going toward an escalator. This could be an indication that you are longing for a place in your life that you had fond memories of or that you are looking forward to making a change in your life.


Elegant and Well Furnished Room: This might be symbolic of your internal desire for instant monetary fortune.


Empty or Poorly Designed Room: This may indicate some problems resulting from business or personal dealings.


Dark, Tiny Room: This may suggest that you have been trapped or have a need to flee from a corrupt exploit.


Haunted: A haunted house can symbolize repressed emotions or that you need to address unresolved emotional matters or disputes that have taken place either recently or earlier in your life. Seeing a ghost in the house may be a heartfelt visit from a loved one who has passed or be a good omen of something to come. However, do not disregard any negative messages you receive from them. They may be warnings about a relationship or business venture you are about to undertake.


Childhood Home: Dreaming about a home you grew up in may represent your feelings toward family, characteristics you had during childhood, unfinished business or that you are tackling a current problem as you would have done in the past. This can also represent a possible need to reconnect with family.


Unknown House: This could represent parts of yourself that you have repressed.


Specific Rooms


Attic: This room may represent a place where you can release emotions that you have been holding in for some time. It might also convey your need to deal with memories from the past. Items that are stored in the attic represent fears and discouragements that have led you away from achieving all of your highest goals.


Basement and Cellar: This room is a big representation of your unconscious mind and intuition. It may be that your intuition is telling you that important actions are required with current affairs. If the room looks odd and scary, it could be a premonition of some unpleasant things to come. This is the time to listen to your gut in your waking life. It can also signify your negative thoughts and feelings, it may represent unhappiness. If you have people or past friends in your basement, this may symbolize repressed memories from your younger days. If it is cluttered, there is some confusion that you need to address.


Bathroom: This could be that either you have to go to the bathroom or it can symbolize emotional relief.


Bedroom: This room denotes that part of your life that you keep private. It is symbolic of the intimacies you share or have shared with others.


Dining Room: This room may represent a decision that you have been contemplating in your life. It may also indicate the conditions of your relationships.


Door: A door can signify entering a new chapter or phase in your life or represent new choices we need to make. It can also represent a change in life in emotional, financial or physical ways. It is a symbol of moving on. If the door is locked it may represent that either you or someone else is holding you back, which stirs up feelings of frustration.


Hallway: This can symbolize the path you are taking in your life or a transition period. Depending upon which room of the house you leave to find yourself in the hallway, it can represent either escape or growth. It can also be symbolic of how you meet others.


Kitchen: This can represent your desire for closeness, spiritual growth and love. It also reflects the way you were nurtured or how you nurture others. This room also has a strong connection to the mother or the duties she performed.


Living Room/Family Room: This room conveys how you show yourself to others. Any items that do not belong in this room represent the parts of your life that are cluttering it. If the room is cluttered, it may mean that you have an inability to relax or stay focused.


Roof: Dreaming you are on a roof may imply a change in your ideas and a higher state of spiritual consciousness. If it is leaking, it can mean that you are experiencing aggravations and frustration and/or that it may be time for you to accept a new approach or idea about a situation.



Keep in mind that dreams can be interpreted on many levels. To delve further into dream meanings, there are many trained professionals who specialize in this field. To research Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and their work on this topic, click on Recommended Reading below to go to Psychic Library’s bookstore.


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