House: A metaphor for your own mind

In dreams, houses are often a metaphor for the dreamer’s mind. Different rooms or different levels of the house can represent the different aspects of the dreamer’s life, mind, or personality. Going up or down the stairs to a different floor of the house might symbolize reaching different levels of individual consciousness. The basement, for example, typically represents the thoughts or feelings the dreamer has neglected or ignored in their waking life. The bedrooms, on the other hand, generally represent our most intimate thoughts and emotions. Walking through a house in your dreams can symbolize the metaphorical journey of exploring the thoughts in your mind, including deeply rooted, repressed memories and emotions that we try not to focus on while we’re awake.