This is the best way to decorate your home, according to your star sign
Different star signs thrive in different domestic environments, so tailoring your interior design to suit your celestial character can have a positive effect on your home life. And it’s more than professional astrologers who say it. According to the National Science Foundation, nearly 50% of Americans believe in astrology. It became very popular especially for those aged 25-40, as a way of exploring new concepts and a mixture of different cultures. There are many ways to find out which zodiac sign you are, who’s your adequate spiritual guide, and other signs you are compatible with via quizzes, tests or speaking with a professional.
The interiors and lifestyle brand Hayneedle has put together a piece on the ways in which star signs can influence deign choices and the traits that a person with certain star signs hold.
Aries – Bold and Full of Energy. March 21 – April 19
Aries are not afraid to take chances. Your fiery nature combined with the strength of Mars makes you bold and full of energy. You loathe complexity and absolutely adore all things simple. An open-plan, clutter-free interior is ideal for you. As a highly active sign, minimalism helps you focus on that never-ending list of tasks, and arranging your living space to minimize cleaning will give you more time to go out and be active.
Fill your space with bold elements that reflect your character. Strong reds and warm oranges play into your fiery nature and lift your mood. Include elements of actual fire: candles and gorgeous fireplaces are all welcome in an Aries home. A luscious carpet is essential, as you like to feel the warmth on your bare feet. There’s a risk of becoming too energized, though, so be sure to balance the warm elements with reflective, watery materials such as glass and silver.
Be creative with your décor. Push the boundaries. Fill your wall-space with avant garde paintings or prints. Choose a modern, trendsetting style that helps you be at the cutting edge of life
Taurus – Sensual and Luxurious. April 20 – May 20
Taureans are sensuous creatures. Being ruled by Venus, the planet of love, means you’re a great admirer of traditional beauty. You like home to be paradise. So you’ll benefit from a large, luxurious sofa and an equally sumptuous bed. Rugs, drapes, upholstery – anything plush and lovely will do.
As an earth sign, your living space will need a good dose of organic material such as earthenware, wood and natural fibres. Leafy-green plants will help to accentuate your earthy nature. All of these elements will have strong aesthetic qualities to match your love of beauty.
Go for neutral earthy colours – pastel greens with light airy accents to balance out the earth energies. Emerald green is a particularly uplifting colour for sensitive souls like you.
Taureans absolutely love entertaining guests, so the ideal interior will have lots of space for socializing.
You’re best suited to traditional design ideas rather than funky modern stuff. You’ll thrive in a home environment that has a rustic feel with plenty of authentic trimmings and one or two pieces of fine art hanging on the walls.
Gemini – Breezy and Quirky. May 2 – June 20
Being an air sign gives you that breezy quality. You love attention and love being with people. You’ll flourish in a home that has sociability at its core. There should be space for parties, gatherings, fun and games. You’ll need a big dining table for the lavish feasts you hold for friends and family.
Gemini is the sign of the twins, which means you’re rather fickle and apt to change your mind on a whim. So make your interior design amenable to frequent change and adaptation. This will also help you keep any clutter tendencies at bay.
Geminis are best suited to light-hearted, quirky designs. Seriousness in art and style has a way of bringing down your mood. Think imaginative colour schemes, fun objects and vibrant materials that allow you to express your breezy nature. But don’t go overboard as you may come off as shallow and garish.
You love to be at the forefront of society. So invest in the latest home gadgets and mod cons, and get yourself some abstract modern art to really make you feel at home.
Cancer – Simple and Homey. June 21 – July 22
Cancerians are extremely loving and sentimental with a strong sense of home and family. Extravagance can make you feel uncomfortable. You’ll be more at home in a cozy environment, one that has a simple but welcoming vibe. You’ll appreciate a big sofa made for comfort more than style.
Memories are important to you, so make sure there’s space for photographs and other treasured touchstones. Be aware, though, that Cancerians can have a tendency to hoard objects – so be disciplined with it.
Go for a neutral, soft-tone colour palette of pastel blues with white, soft greys, and cream. Decorate with silvery, translucent objects to fully express your lunar energies.
Because of your nostalgic tendencies, you’re best suited to vintage and rustic styles. However, don’t overdo it, as there’s a danger of appearing fuddy duddy.
Family is the most important thing in your life. A big, traditional dining table will allow you to hold family gatherings that satisfy your inner need for domestic harmony.
Leo – Opulent and Regal. July 23 – August 22.
Leos are the royalty of the horoscope. Natural born leaders. Fearless, confident and charismatic. Your solar appetites demand nothing less than opulence and extravagance. You won’t be happy unless your abode feels like a palace. Your ideal living space will be kitted out with high-end designer furniture and the finest materials such as silk, satin, and cashmere. A grand, stately dining table is an absolute must. How else are you going to throw banquets fit for kings and queens? Be careful not to overdo it, though. You don’t want to come off as overbearing and showy. Keep it dignified and regal.
Leos tend to crave sunshine, so make sure you allow plenty of natural light to permeate your home. Choose a colour palette of yellows, oranges, reds, golds, and a good splash of royal purple to match your regal instincts.
You have a ferocious lion nature that needs to be expressed, so include animal elements in your décor.
The ideal design style for Leos is ultra-modern with big pieces of contemporary fine art.
Finally, the sun is your ruler. Pay homage with a grand fireplace that puts solar energies at the very heart of your domestic life.
Virgo – Earthy and Harmonious. August 23 – September 22
Virgos are timid by nature. You instinctively shy away from the spotlight, but you’re clever, practical and resourceful. You’re suited to a home that puts utility ahead of style. You hate clutter, so keep things simple and spacious. Go for an open-concept plan if possible. Complement this with wooden flooring; it’s easy to clean and maintain, and it gives you a greater sense of simplicity and space.
As a perfectionist, you’ll benefit from rooms with symmetry. This will satisfy your innate need for a harmonious world. Avoid flashy decorations. Instead, go for tasteful décor and furnishings that represent modern trends. You’re mercurial by nature, so make sure there’s space for your books and a comfortable area where you can relax while exploring ideas.
Being an earth sign means you’ll benefit from neutral, earthy colours such as white, soft greys, and pastel greens.
The underlying energy of your sign is organic, so make room for leafy green plants, gorgeous flowers, and indoor trees. Only then will you feel truly at home
Libra – Beautiful and Stylish. September 23 – October 22
Librans tend to be artistic geniuses. You’re sociable by nature and absolutely love balance and harmony. Thus, to fully express your balanced nature, your ideal living space will have perfect symmetry and excellent proportion.
You have highly refined aesthetic tastes. You crave beauty in your life. That’s why your interior should be sumptuous and lovely with plenty of feminine curves and fine materials. That said, be careful not to sacrifice functionality for the sake of style.
You tend to be indecisive, and this makes you clutter-prone. Keep things minimalistic and express your love of beauty in an understated way.
You’ll benefit from a colour scheme of pastel shades of blue and purple. Glass table tops and ornaments will help you express your airy nature. Invest in furniture that gives your home a vibe of authenticity.
And if you want a truly Libran home interior, make sure creativity is represented: musical instruments, art canvases, and a good quality sound system will feed your creative appetite.
Scorpio – Dark and Mystical. October 23 – November 21
Nobody tells a Scorpio what to do. You’re powerful, magnetic, and in charge of your own destiny. You’re a child of mystery and you go on deep-diving adventures into the arcane. Therefore, your ideal living space is dark and ambient, full of calm, submarine colours with lots of strong contrasts and dark shadows. All this plays into your cavernous sense of mysticism and your urge to retreat from the world.
Be careful not to go too dark, though; provide balance with natural light in spacious areas – you’ll be pleased by the contrast this creates.
You don’t mind clashes in style or colour, so make bold statements with your décor. Include plenty of ethnic touches, interesting textiles, and arabesque patterns that add abstract and mysterious accents to your living space.
For all your individualist flair, you still appreciate creature comforts. Choose soft, stylish furniture for your living room and a luxurious bed to sleep in. This will help you gain contentment in your home.
Sagittarius – Spacious and Natural. October 23 – November 21
Sagittarians love to smile. You’re optimistic, honest, and generally good-natured. You have strong nomadic tendencies and you constantly strive for clarity of thought. An expansive open-plan layout, then, would suit you best. If you can’t have an open-concept plan, then be sure to organize your space to its fullest potential.
You cherish the outdoors, so bring wild meadows into your living space in the form of flowers, aromatic plants, and exotic incense holders. Choose decorative objects that give you a sense of open vistas, rushing waterfalls, and serene mountain landscapes. Go for leather furnishings to feed your love of tribal wildness. You dislike industrial perfection and you’re not one for trendy fads, so make your home slightly rough around the edges with well-trodden rugs and old wooden furniture.
You need to feel stimulated in your domestic environment. A colour scheme of rich hues – purples, oranges, and reds – will suit you best.
To really feel at home, imbue your décor with innocence; broad strokes and big, happy paintings never fail to bring out that gorgeous smile of yours.
Capricorn – Traditional and Practical. December 22 – January 19
Capricorns are down-to-earth and conventional. You love details and dislike people who cut corners. You’ll feel good with a traditional décor of vintage accessories and sturdy furniture. For you, it’s not about splendour and fashion – it’s about practicality. However, don’t be too conventional, as this can lead to rigidity.
Surround yourself with earthy objects made of stoneware and wood. If you have the budget, include marble and sandstone. Choose a colour scheme that complements your down-to-earth nature. Greens and soft browns accented with splashes of colour suit you best.
Capricorns are hard-workers and appreciate the diligence of others, so go for well-crafted, practical objects that inspire you. After all, if you were a Roman emperor, you’d be the stoic Marcus Aurelius, who was known for his regal austerity.
Aquarius – Rebellious and Timeless. January 20 – February 18
Aquarians. Where would we be without you in the world? You’re humane and affable. Rebellious. Ground-breaking. Original. You live with one foot in the past, one foot in the present, and your head in the future. That’s why you’ll benefit from an eclectic design. Embrace the latest home technology and feed your futuristic instincts.
Include plenty of leafy green plants; the oxygen boost will feed that airy spirit of yours. You’ll need to ground your somewhat flighty nature, however, so go for wooden flooring combined with lots of natural light.
Pale blues, greens, and silver combined with vibrant accents of complementary colours are your best bets.
Make sure you have a special area for spiritual contemplation. It might include floor pillows and meditation cushions, bean bags, candles, music, incense, and books.
As inherent iconoclasts, Aquarians don’t like to be hemmed in by established ideas and slavish fashions. You need the freedom to express your unique individuality, so create your own interior design. Include abstract shapes and patterns, modern-looking materials such as glass and metal, and things that have a futuristic vibe. You have no boundaries. Bold juxtapositions and big statements are the order of the day.
Pisces – Imaginative and Dreamy. January 20 – February 18
Pisceans love to daydream. You have a strong imagination governed by the heart. Sleep is highly important to you, so a lavish bed and luxuriously thick, dark curtains are a must.
You’ve got too much going on in your psyche to be concerned with cleaning and tidying. Make sure, then, that the layout and furniture is as fuss-free as possible.
Ruled by Neptune, the Roman god of water, means Pisceans are the archetypal water sign, always thriving in aqueous conditions. Go for a marine-inspired colour palette. Incorporate decorative watery elements: indoor fountains and waterfalls, aquariums, all of these will have a calming effect. And pay homage to Neptune with a grand, luxurious bathroom.
The overall vibe of your home should aid relaxation and play into your dreamy nature. Make it a paradise for the imagination. Include stars in the décor, make references to mystical places and twilight realms, and hang pictures of other-worldly landscapes on the walls to remind you of the mysterious universe.