Identifying your own unique design style can be tricky. Traditional or urban? Modern or beachy? Bohemian or French country? No matter, folks – this is how you should actually be decorating: according to the zodiac, of course.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Vintage and Eclectic
Eccentricity and rule breaking are your jam, water bearer, and you gravitate toward inventive design with nostalgic pops. Think floor plans flipped on their heads, cabinets of curiosities, and whimsical pattern mixing that should look busy yet somehow works. Also keep your eyes peeled for vintage and antique pieces that don’t necessarily serve a purpose but will bring you pleasure on a daily basis.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Calming and Coastal
Dreamy, emotional, and devout lovers of the ocean, Pisces ladies crave breezy, soothing vibes and nautical elements when it comes to home décor. Go for natural woven rugs, white linen, and cotton textiles in watery, blue hues. The overall affect? A Zen-like home that feels like a true escape.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Streamlined and Industrial
Like your steadfast, strong-willed personality, your home reflects an appreciation for warrior-woman strength. Thanks to your passionate fire sign, you’re naturally attracted to furnace-forged materials like iron and steel, but equally important is an aesthetic that echoes your work-is-never-done mindset (think raw woods, exposed concrete, and black or metal piping). Perhaps this is also why you’ve always got the reno bug…
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Rustic and Romantic
A rooted earth sign, you’re drawn to natural, unpretentious materials like rustic wood and unpolished stone – but you also have an eye for the lovely and visceral. (Pink walls and marble countertops, swoon!) Much as you balance your bull-like tendencies and generous nature in your personal life, you should treat your home like a stunning study in form meets function… preferably with lots of fresh flowers and greenery on hand.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Modern Farmhouse
Oh hey, twin lady. You know how on a Saturday night you’ll have one foot in a slipper and one in a stiletto? (Gah! Decisions!) Yeah, that same duality applies to your home style as well. That’s why you’re a natural candidate for an aesthetic that’s the best of two worlds – old-fashioned farmhouse (glass cabinets, porcelain sinks) and modern sophistication (chrome appliances, trendy open shelving). Bonus: Like you, “modern farmhouse” is a style that brings people together. (It was the most popular home décor style in 2017, according to a recent national survey.)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Cozy Hygge
If anybody adores a quiet night in, it’s a Cancer chick. Like your namesake hermit crab, you’re all about maintaining a soothing, domestic shell, which makes you the prime candidate for the Scandinavian lifestyle practice of hygge – a.k.a. the art of coziness. Think: layers of comfy, cozy textiles (nothing too precious), lots of natural light, and bookshelves packed to the brim with your favorite (old) tomes.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Bold and Exotic
When a Leo walks into the room, everyone knows it. And likewise, when you walk into a Leo-designed room, it’s as subtle as a heart attack. Exuberant, hot tempered, and unafraid to speak your mind, your interiors show a flair for the exotic (hello, animal prints), bold color, and dramatic statement pieces. Lovers of beige and boring need not apply.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Modern Minimalist
Practical and perfectionistic, you’re the best damn editor of clutter in the zodiac, and this analytical nature lends itself to sleek minimalism and stylish sophistication. You’re selective (okay fine, anal) about what enters your home, which is a constant inspiration (and enigma) to your hoarder friends and fam. Challenge yourself to think beyond neutral tones and invest in some fabulous art to keep things homey (not stark).
Libra (September 23 – October 21): Nouveau Mid-Century
Charming, stable, and beloved by all, Libra’s décor is best encapsulated in the midcentury modern style of the 50s and 60s, which, like the scales of the zodiac, is a true study in balance. Go for warm hardwoods like teak and rosewood, gold and bronze accents, and sleek-lined furniture that highlights your spacious, happy home (and agreeable personality).
Scorpio (October 22 – November 21): Shabby Chic
The most enigmatic in the zodiac, you’ve got a certain intensity that makes you cool AF… but with incredible depth and sweetness just below the surface. Like you, this weathered style (characterized by distressed country woods and cloaking fabrics) suggests more than meets the eye and gives off a vibe that’s carefree, effortless, and emotionally resonant.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Global Bohemian
Vibrant, free-spirited, and individualistic, you’re a bohemian if ever there was one. You’re also the premier nomad of the zodiac, making global accents (from mudcloth textiles to kilim rugs and bone-inlaid tables) your absolute bread and butter. Thanks to your wanderlusting spirit, you don’t tend to handle commitment particularly well, so make sure to design your home in a way that welcomes change (flexible floor plans! Art that can be swapped out!) rather than feeling stagnant.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Neo-Traditional
Your no-nonsense, practical approach to your personal affairs translates to a clear regard for symmetry, balance, and organization in the home. Traditional style, marked by refined furniture, time-tested patterns, and tasteful colors, is the perfect complement to your need for order. You’re also the most determined sign in the zodiac, meaning you aren’t afraid to try new things (think a mirrored backsplash in a shaker kitchen), but within the context of ease and familiarity.
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