Tell Us Your Astrological Sign, and We’ll Tell You How to Decorate Your Home
There’s nothing like walking into your home and feeling like you truly belong. And if you’re like most people, you probably prefer to decorate your home with a combination of timeless trends and contemporary touches. But there may be one fact you’re not considering: Astrology.
Astrology and home decor
It may seem silly to consult your sign when it comes to your home, but if you believe in astrology, it makes sense. Each sign of the zodiac is naturally drawn to different colors, textures, and styles. And since your astrological sign represents the traits and quirks that make you who you are, this carries over into all aspects of your life, from the way you dress to the way you decorate.
Next: A mini astrological lesson.
Your sun sign vs. rising sign
Astrology is a lot more complex than most people give it credit for. In addition to a sun sign (which is the one you likely learned about when you were young), each of us as a moon sign and a rising sign as well. While the moon sign regulates your emotions, your rising sign has more to do with the way you present yourself to the world. So if you ever read something that has to do with your sun sign and it doesn’t seem to make sense, check your rising sign, too.
Curious? Finding out your sun, moon and rising signs is free and easy. Here’s a little insight into your decorating style, based on your sign.
Next: This sign is ruled by fiery Mars.
Aries is a fire sign that needs lots of light, so large windows and good lighting are essential. Look for bright accents as well, like yellow pillows or red decorative items. Avoid muddy or muted tones since most Aries can get depressed easily.
Next: The sign of the bull is very much an earth sign.
Taurus’ preference can go two ways: An affinity for pastels like blue and pinks, or a preference of rich, deep hues like browns and greens. The theme here is that the Taurus loves feeling at peace at home, so coordinated color palettes and prints as a must. This sign also tends to have an eye for the finer things in life, so high end furniture and accessories may be worth the splurge.
Next: This sign believes variety is the spice of life.
The Gemini is symbolized by twins, and this sign often craves variety. This often means combining old and new, modern and vintage, and different textures and styles. Eclectic prints, colors, and accents shouldn’t be ruled out.
Next: This water sign prefers a peaceful and comfortable abode.
The Cancer is the natural “homemaker” sign, so their space must be cozy, calming, and comfortable. They should choose items based on their emotional appeal and how they make them feel. The Cancer does well with whites, silver, lavender, and vintage pastels.
Next: This fire sign loves to feel regal.
Bold and dramatic, the Leo wants their space to feel as royal as they do. Going for rich, cold colors like turquoise, deep red, and purple will help, and luxurious touches (think high quality fabrics like silk and velvet) allow the home to look stately, but also inviting.
Next: It’s all about order and cleanliness for this sign.
You won’t find a bigger perfectionist than the Virgo, so needless to say, they thrive when their homes are clean and organized. Shelves and storage are essential for their space, and as an earth sign, they should accessorize with fresh flowers and plants. And when it comes to colors, clean linen, white, navy, and taupe are usually best, with occasional pops of bright hues.
Next: This sign seeks balance and harmony, and it shows.
The Libra tends to be deeply sensitive to their environment, so their home must feel balanced and harmonious. They should gravitate toward taupe, light gray, linen, and other medium to light tones. They also love the finer things in life, so classic furniture that will be around for decades (think investment pieces) usually suits them.
Next: It’s impossible to pin down this sign’s needs (and that’s how they like it).
Mysterious Scorpio tends to go one of two ways when it comes to decor: Some prefer white on white with lots of texture, while others enjoy intense colors like crimson and black. They tend to spend a lot of time in the bedroom (both for sleeping and other activities), so soothing hues and high quality boudoir furniture are a must.
Next: This sign can be guilty of having permanent wanderlust.
The Sag has an eclectic style combined with an intense case of wanderlust, so international accessories are a must. Moroccan carpets, Tibetan paintings, and bookshelves full of reads from all over the world will make them feel most at home. They also can’t feel boxed in, so creating an indoor garden or candles scented like outdoor elements will help them feel more settled.
Next: The most responsible sign of the zodiac likes traditional trends.
Known for their enviable work ethic and big goals, the Capricorn will likely enjoy sticking to more traditional decorating themes, like heirloom pieces and colors like white, gray, navy, and hunter green. Less is more for the Capricorn–investing in a few timeless treasures beats following fleeting trends any day.
Next: The zodiac’s rebel is reflected in their style.
The Aquarius is extremely unique, often going for a style that’s ahead of its time. As an air sign, they require roomy spaces with proper ventilation, sunlight, and plants. They shouldn’t shy away from bold colors like turquoise, electric blue, silver, and violet.
Next: This quiet sign craves the quiet.
Whether the Pisces lives in a sprawling mansion or a compact apartment, quiet space for meditation and music is an absolute must. Even the social Pisces needs solitude to recharge, and they also tend to gravitate toward a connection to the ocean. Decorating with sea colors like aqua, lilac, and green go with their dreamy nature, and installing a zen fountain or aquarium can be calming.
Next: Here’s what all signs should consider.
Choose your own environment
When it comes to your decorating style, it’s just as much about how you feel as how things look. You might love the way your friends have decorated their space, but the same style might not be right for your own rooms. You should always feel at home when you’re there, which is why consulting astrology, the essence of who you are, isn’t a bad idea.
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