Dreaming About New House: Dream Meaning and Symbolism

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Did you wake up from dreaming about a new house? Maybe you dreams about moving into a new house or buying a new house.

For some people, dreaming about a new house is a good dream, while others might think of it as more of a nightmare.

The good news is that you’re not alone in having this dream, and after all, it was just a dream. And for most people, dreaming about a new house symbolizes your wants and needs to move onto something new.

It might be moving to something bigger and better, or it might be a move in the opposite direction.

Since you’re dreaming about a new home, you’re probably wondering what this means – what is your brain really trying to tell you? To understand this and how it relates to your current day to day life, we must investigate the context of the dream to see what the symbolism of the new house means for you.

Just keep in mind that how you personally feel about the idea of a new house (hate it? love it? think it’s a necessary evil?) plays an important part in defining the true meaning of dreaming about a new house.

Interpreting The Meaning Of Your Dream: Questions To Consider

Since the meaning of a new house in your dreams can be interpreted more than one way, the first thing we have to do is take a moment to answer some questions. Once you know the answers to these questions, it will be easier for you to interpret your new home dreams.

How do you normally feel about new houses? Are you the kind of person who loves to go shopping for a new home and move into new homes? Or do you hate just the thought of having to leave your old home?

Maybe you view it as something that is just another thing that you have to do, maybe even something that you have to do to keep up with the Jones’.

How did the dream make you feel? This is something that you should really consider carefully and deeply. Don’t just rush to say enjoyment if you typically love the idea of a new house, because the dream may have brought up other feelings as well.

Here are some guided questions to help you interpret this dream: Did it give you a feeling of dread? What about despair? Did you feel scared? What about calm and relaxed? Or maybe happy?

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How this new home experience made you feel in your dream tells you something very important – it gives you a clue as to how you feel in your waking life about a specific situation.

Where is the house? You’ll want to think about all the location details to help interpret the meaning of this dream.

Is it in the city or the country? Is it somewhere you’ve been before? Somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? Somewhere that you’ve never seen and not even sure where it’s supposed to be?

For instance, if the house you’re dreaming about is all by itself in the middle of nowhere, then it may mean that you’re feeling isolated and alone right now.

Another interpretation example is that if you dream of a house surrounded by neighbors or tightly packed with people, then it may mean that you’re wanting some some alone time or even that you’re craving a connection and closeness with others.

Does the house in your dream need repairs? If the house of your dreams is a fixer upper, then this may mean that you feel like you need some fixer upping yourself. Maybe you see some changes that you need to be making in your waking life.

Or, maybe it just means that you need to upgrade or renovate your life.

What Does It Mean To Dream About A New House?

When you dream about a house, you may only see it from the exterior, which means that the house likely represents your whole self.

But you may also dream about specific rooms in this new house. And the rooms in the house symbolize different parts of yourself or different emotions that you might be experiencing in yoru waking life.

So, let’s take a closer look at the rooms of a house that you might be focusing on in your home dreams.

Dreaming About The Living Rooms

The living room is one of the most used rooms in a home, so it’s no shock that you might be dreaming of being in the living room of this new home.

And what do we associated living rooms with most? Family time and relaxation time.

So, this dream may mean that you need more family time. Or possibly more time to relax.

Remember, you have to take into account all aspects of your dream to accurately interpret its meaning.

Dreaming About The Kitchen

Kitchens are often where we spend a lot of time in a home, so it should come as no surprise to be dreaming about being in one in this house.

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Since we do a spend a lot of time in kitchens, and a lot of work for the family gets done there, then dreaming of the kitchen may represent your work in your waking life.

If you are enjoying yourself in this dream kitchen, then it may mean that you’re finally in a place where you’re enjoying your career. Or, it may mean that you can get yourself into a career that you enjoy.

Dreaming About The Bathroom

You might be embarrassed if this is the location you spend a lot of time in during your dream, but don’t be. The bathroom isn’t just where we relieve ourselves, it’s also where we get clean and dedicate some time to ourselves.

Some people get a lot of relaxing done in the bathroom by taking a bath.

What are you doing in the bathroom in your dream? That’s the key to interpreting the meaning of being in the bathroom.

It may signal that you need to devote more time to yourself or more time to relaxing. It may also mean that you need to do an emotional release and cleanse yourself of whatever emotions you’re carrying in your waking life.

Dreaming About The Attic

When you’re in the attic of a new home in your dream, it may have a couple of different meanings.

For some people, attics are scary places so this would not be a dream as it represents something that you’re fearful about.

But if you don’t fear attics, then this can be a good dreams because it is trying to tell you to think higher or take a higher perspective about something in your life.

Maybe it’s signaling that this is a good time for your to reassess your goals and focus on something higher.

Dreaming About The Basement

For many people, the basement is a place to fear with the scary unknowns that lurk in the shadows. And the same feeling can be felt when dreaming about being in a basement.

Dreaming of this likely points to some of our fears or insecurities that you need to face.

Dreaming About The Porch or Patio

If you find your dream self on patio or porch of this new home, then think about how that translates to your real life.

Maybe you spend a lot of time on the porch with family, so it’s signaling the importance of togetherness and how you need more of that in your waking life.

These are also very open space, so your dream maybe trying to tell you to open up more – to new people, new places, new experiences, etc.

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Since there are no walls on a porch or patio, it may also mean that it’s time for you to let down your walls.

Dreaming About Being Outside The House

If you’re not actually in the house in your dream, but instead outside of it look at it then this has a different meaning.

Since you’re outside looking in, then the dream is trying to tell you to do the same with yourself in your waking life.

In some instances, it may also signal that your subconscious is concerned about your outer appearance in your waking life.

Now that we’ve gone through the rooms of the house that you may have dreamed about, we can use that info to take a closer look at the symbolism of the house in your dreams.

Common House Dream Symbol Meanings

When we dream about a new house, there are some common themes that tend to reappear for most people. Below we’ll cover the dream symbol meanings that are most common with house dreams.

Appearance

It’s no secret that the appearance of a house is very important in the day to day life. They’re seen as a status symbol by many people.

So having a clean house and having a grand house are seen as positives by society. And those same feelings can transfer to how we feel about ourselves and manifest in our dreams as a house.

If you dream about a nice, impressive house, then you’re wanting people to see you as nice and impressive.

And if you dream about a house in disrepair, then you fear that people see you as the same.

Shelter and Protection

In the real world, a house provides very real shelter and protection from the world and elements that may harm you. Those same feelings can transfer to yourself when dreaming about a house.

Maybe you’re not feeling very protected in your waking life and dreaming of a new house shows that you need new protection in your real life.

Maybe you finally feel sheltered and protected in your waking life and this dream reflects that with it’s cozy feeling of comfort.

There are a lot of feelings we can have about safety and comfort that manifest as a house in our dreams.


Have you had a new house appear in your dreams? Do you have questions about it? Do you have a house dream interpretation or meaning that we don’t have and you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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