What does it mean to dream of finding a new room?

Finding a new room in your dream is a very significant symbol. I have written before about what it means to dream of houses, and what it means to dream of empty rooms. Different rooms in your house (or your dream house) represent different parts of your subconscious. For example, dreaming of a basement may symbolise your roots, your lower self or your core issues. When you dream of finding a new room this is usually a significant dream.

Janice from Michigan describes her dream of finding a new room

“I found an extra room in my house it was clean but had old style panelling in it. I was in heaven; I was thrilled! I could now have the craft room I always wanted. I am in the process of buying this house that I live in.”

What does it mean to dream of finding a new room

We often have dreams of “wish fulfilment”

There are things that in our lives that we really want to happen. Maybe you are “in love” with a movie star, so you marry him in your dream. Maybe you really want a flashy car, so in your dream you drive a Porsche. Our subconscious is a powerful thing and often we find ourselves doing things in our dreams that we do in real life; sometimes boring, mundane things such as dropping the kids off at school or writing reports for work.

When you dream of finding a new room in your house, it is your subconscious telling you that there is an undiscovered (or new) part of yourself that you need to work on. Houses in dreams represent “the self” so finding a new room means that you are finding a new part of yourself, it’s a dream of self-discovery.

You also had a wish fulfilled in your dream – you finally got the craft room you have been hoping for. Whether or not this translates to getting your wish in real life is totally up to your karma and guides! Keep hoping! Read my post on what it means to dream of houses and what it means to dream of empty rooms for a few more clues!

What does it mean to dream of finding a new room

Dreaming of something “old fashioned” when dream of finding a new room

You mentioned old fashioned wood panelling. This is also significant. This is a clue for you, Janice. This new part of you is actually an old, hidden talent or skill, and one that has not been neglected. You mentioned that the room is clean, even though it is old, meaning that you need to give some fresh attention to an old skill that you have been neglecting to nurture.

This may be an actual skill, like sewing, writing or business planning, or it may represent a part of you that you need to explore on an esoteric level – such as your spirituality, inner peace or ability to meditate.

What does dreaming of wood represent?

What does it mean to dream of finding a new room

The fact that the panels are wooden may also be of significance. According to my favourite dream resource, Dream Moods, carved wood can symbolise spirituality and vital energy.

Wood is a living thing, and something that humans have been shaping for thousands of years. The fact that in your dream you are buying this house shows that you are heavily invested in this project of self-discovery. Explore your internal room – this new discovery of yours. What element of your personality does it represent? Meditate on this notion and see what comes up.

Thanks for sharing your dream with us, Janice!

7 Comments

  • Brittany says:

    I keep having dreams that my boyfriend and I buy a new house or apartment. While we are moving in we discover a door that leads to a long hallway. The hallway has several empty rooms and closets. My initial thought is “Yes!!! All this extra space!” Then we find another hallway that leads to a whole other house. The house is newly remodels, fully furnished, huge and beautiful. Then I start thinking “we could live in the new part of the home. And rent out the older part.” What does this mean???

  • Since I was a child til now, and I’m 59yo. I dream of a hatched door in the floor of my dads old horse barn. As I climbed down, crawl spaces lead me to multiple large rooms with antique beds, dressers, wardrobes. And there were large bathrooms with big fancy tubs. I couldn’t wait to sleep some nights to bring on this dream. Now I think of the dream many times, and still have it.

  • Jamillah says:

    I have had quite a few dreams about finding rooms. In most of the dreams the hidden room in down a hallway in a home I have never been in. There is a small door that leads to the room. The door is on the right side of the hallway if I am facing west. When I have gone into the room there is nothing in there but what appears to be junk and lots of it. Last night for the first time I found a new room and it was in the attic. It was fully furnished with a bed and all kinds of things including clothing and barbie dolls. There were hidden panels in there also. It was very bright and lively. The other hidden rooms in dreams were dark. This room had sunlight. My aunt was visiting me and using the room as a bedroom. My deceased father was also in the house with us.It wasn’t some strange home, it was the home I now reside in. I had a granddaughter born a couple of days ago and my cousin called me yesterday to say that she was in the hospital with heart problems. I believe all these things are connected to my dream about finding this hidden room. The next time I dream of a hidden room I am going to pay attention to what was going on in my life leading up to the dream.

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