"This study explores the relationship between aesthetic theories on home interior design and decor/social attributes and attitudes. The analysis of the interviews of 47 roman women revealed, on the one hand, a widely shared stereotype that identifies the "objectively beautiful!' as the presence of antique furniture and precious objects, and the desire for a beautiful home as alt attitude in conflict with the desire to have a. "functional" and "cosy and comfortable" home. On the other hand, interviewees varied considerably in their propensity for showing an aesthetic involvement in furnishing decisions. These differeccê appear to be correlated with the sociocuttural background of the subjects."