How to decorate your home according to your Zodiac sign – the world's best astrologers share their thoughts
Here's how your star sign affects your design personality
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
If your home needs an update but you aren’t sure where to start, why not look to the stars for some guidance? Whether fire, earth, air, or water, each sign of the zodiac yearns for different colors, materials, and styles.
To figure out which home decor ideas to focus on, we spoke to the renowned AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut. Below, the world-famous astrologers, who have read the charts of celebrities from Beyoncé and Sting to Avril Lavigne and LeAnn Rimes, share their personalized tips for every sign.
So, if you're looking for a fun and playful way to decorate, let the stars guide you...
How to decorate your home according to your zodiac sign
If you are looking for clever decorating ideas, or simple home tips to make your house look beautiful using the Zodiac, these rooms, and accompanying expert advice, are for you.
Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as the AstroTwins, are professional astrologers who reach millions worldwide.
Bestselling authors, they’ve written a collection of books, including Love Zodiac and Momstrology (their #1 Amazon bestselling parenting guide) and their own brand imprint annual horoscope guides.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
For this high-energy fire sign, red can transform interiors, adding a sophisticated to fun aesthetic. Mars rules Aries, so bold bursts of hot pink and crimson will ignite the optimistic, passionate side of an Aries. These vibrant hues have the ability to grab attention, and evoke passion and sensuality – and have also been known to stimulate the production of melatonin and help with memory.
Be daring and decadent with your color combinations for rooms when red is involved. ‘When using red in a color scheme, it’s best to choose shades that are rich and warm rather than loud and insistent. Maroon, burgundy, and rosehip work brilliantly with shades of green, while deep pinky-reds are very adaptable and blend well with khaki or stone. Dark reds pair best with gold metallic touches and carry a degree of heritage, especially when mixed with dark wood,’ says Simon Temprell, head of interior design at Neptune.
An Aries person is known to be highly intellectual, artistic and imaginative, so a little kitsch can go a long way for these witty, trend-led types. Decorate with books, photographs, and personal achievements to keep this sign motivated and energized.
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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Elegant, sophisticated, and a purveyor of comfort, a Taurus can be deeply sensitive to their home environment and need to live in a congenial, well-appointed space where every detail counts.
A true Taurean desires the best of everything, so invest in luxury materials, plenty of art, and decadent objects. Your home should showcase your taste for the finer things in life, and as this earth sign loves to entertain, the focus should be on curating a luxury living room that centers on beauty and extravagance.
Use neutral tones, such as beige, taupe and cognac, in your home to create a look that channels understated chic. The beauty of a neutral scheme is that it provides a wonderful scaffold upon which to hang accents of color, adds Deborah Bass, founder of Base Interior. Add interest through colorful art, accent soft furnishings and antique furniture and objects.
Symmetry is another element to consider when designing and decorating a room for this sign. Symmetry in interior design creates balance and a feeling of calm when used in luxury room design and goes a long way to making your home look expensive.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Creative, fun, and full of life, Gemini craves variety, so a playful meets traditional style is a go-to when designing a home for a Gemini. Think large doses of color, exuberant pattern, and plenty of textural elements. While 'more might be more', the current trend for maximalism doesn’t equal mess. Think of your space as a carefully curated Aladdin’s cave of treasures, with each item on display even more fascinating than the last.
Interesting color combinations reign supreme in the Gemini home. Using a more unusual color pairing in a room will alter the atmosphere in the space, explains interior decorator Nicola Harding, founder of Nicola Harding & Co. ‘The greater the degree of contrast there is, the more drama there is in the room and when there is less contrast, the space is calmer.’ Focus on areas where you want to create an exciting and playful atmosphere.
Textile designer Eva Sonaike agrees: ‘I love unusual color pairings. My favorite combination at the moment is teal and red,’ she adds. ‘If in doubt, always look at nature and, in particular, plants and flowers.’
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Ruled by the moon, Cancer is a creative and romantic type and may feel pulled to reflect their innermost self with a cocooning, tranquil haven at home. As cancer is the water sign, focus your decorative energy on planning a spa bathroom that rivals that of a five-star hotel.
‘The emergence of spa bathrooms have sprung from a combination of people’s desire for a space to relax and unwind from everyday life, as well as the fact that people are traveling more and staying in hotels with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, which they look to replicate in their own home,’ says Barrie Cutchie, Design Director at BC Designs.
Keep the bathroom color scheme muted if natural light is an issue and use the palest shades of gray and chrome fittings to keep it airy. Glass doors are the best choice too as they’ll make a small bathroom look bigger. Don’t forget the scents. Essential oils are mood-enhancing and can put you into relaxation mode after a busy day working.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A Leo's home should feature a myriad of influences, from bold colors to global influences, and plenty of natural light. The creative sign, a Leo loves to work in stimulating environments, so curating a home office that inspires and excites is of utmost importance to this larger-than-life, fire sign.
Just because it’s a workspace, don’t take a utilitarian approach to the design, recommends interior decorator and fabric designer Flora Soames. ‘Given that we’re all spending more time in our home office, it needs to be comfortable and visually pleasing – you don’t have to make a choice between practical and aesthetic.’
Consider the character of the person who will be using the space, and the job that they do, when deciding on a scheme – then build the room from there. A clean white space will never work for a Leo; they need to be surrounded by lots of things to think creatively.
Benjamin Johnston Design, who designed this bold space, is known for creating welcoming, eclectic interiors with a masterful balance of antiques and modern pieces.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
As the Zodiac’s perfectionist, a Virgo's home decor is an eternal work in progress, where they constantly tweak, rearrange, and clean.
Minimalist spaces can be tricky to get right. Creating a pared-back space that also exudes luxurious comfort can be a hard balance to strike, but with careful consideration, it can be achieved. With busy modern lives, Virgo homeowners are now more aware of their decorating choices and aim to find a balance between streamlined minimalism and luxurious comfort.
Minimalism is rooted in the principle of ridding the space of unnecessary clutter. It is also about harnessing the power of a 'clean' space that features only a few meaningful, cherished items that spark joy – and usefulness.
Despite their love for minimalism, Virgo's are always natural collectors, so installing a curated display area is essential for this organized sign. 'When decorating shelves, it is important to consider the spaces you leave empty just as much as the spaces you fill,' says Simon Temprell, interior design manager at Neptune. 'Try to avoid lots of small objects and instead concentrate on more considered items that have presence and form.'
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
As great admirers of physical beauty, Libras need to be surrounded by glamor, beauty, and art. Their homes are decadent but not gaudy. Balance and serenity are as important as rich additions of color.
The scale represents the most artistic sign of the Zodiac, which means this sign has a knack for careful curation and layout choices. While this sign loves coordination and will spend hours making their home look perfect, their creative side can often lead to clutter, so provide a place for absolutely everything.
Focus on a dressing room that embodies all the traits that a Libra possesses. Creating a separate dressing room is a smart move and doesn’t always require as much space as you think. Your dressing space and walk-in closet can start small, as clever cabinetry – whether commissioned or bought off the peg, will maximize storage space for a smart and streamlined look.
Details like a thoughtful window treatment idea, a vase of fresh flowers, and a comforting chair can make all the difference in turning it into a calm and pretty room rather than a purely functional area, just as Jessica Bennett of Alice Lane Interiors has done here.
Jessica started her creative journey at Utah State University. Her studies there led to her work in an ad agency as an art director but building her home brought back her earliest passion: interior design and trends.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
A Scorpio needs a sanctuary where they can unwind mentally and physically, with decor that communicates power, perhaps using precise lines, meticulous attention to detail or intense colors that exude creativity.
This sign is certainly not the shy and retiring type, so embrace strong color schemes that sing. For a strong approach, embrace the color-drenching trend. This sees mid-strength tones, in just one or two closely related colors, used to create enveloping cohesive interiors that allow the color to be a focal point.
The beauty of color drenching is that it can be applied to a variety of different spaces. It can’t make a small room larger, but it can embrace the size of the space and create something that lifts the mood and feels engaging, inviting, and contemporary.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians feel claustrophobic when stuck in one place for too long, and a spacious, active household with a feeling of warmth, exuberance, and inspiration may keep them from going stir-crazy.
They love the smell, sound, and beauty of the great outdoors, so take the focus to the backyard in a Sagittarian space. Plant a sensory garden with exuberant colors, water features, and Japanese elements. These gardens are sometimes stimulating, sometimes calming, and offer tangible, visceral experiences that can evoke emotions and aid relaxation.
If you don’t have the space outside, layer your home with lemon or herb-scented candles, greenery, and artwork that depicts nature at its finest. Sagittarius is the sign of travel, so introduce global influence at home with collectibles from around the globe.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Design-obsessed Capricorns will sacrifice comfort for style, but they'll nevertheless want to make sure to bring in enough cozy pieces for their downtime. Think an elegant blend of heart and soul, classic and modern, comfortable and utilitarian, prefab and handmade. Since they rule history, curated antiques, and salvaged goods add character.
Use plenty of wood in a Capricorn household. Wood is a popular choice for those that love a timeless or classic look – not to mention the fact wood gets better with age. In recent years, there have been a number of new and interesting techniques which have reinvigorated the style and made this old staple a modern favorite.
Dark and light woods are mixed together. Raw wood and full-grain timber are seeing a comeback. And we're finding designs that combine plush upholstery with natural wood to create a new, relaxed mood in the heart of the home.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
An Aquarian home should be modern and futuristic in design, but also impeccably decorated with high-end art, statement color, and elements of glass, steel, and hardwood floors.
Less is more when it comes to modern living spaces, so be careful not to over-design. Bear in mind too that very modern designs can sometimes feel stark and clinical, so balance this by introducing warmth with plenty of texture.
Color schemes are similarly muted, with natural shades, such as white, cream, beige, or brown – and black for the bold – the most likely color choices for walls, floors, and artwork in particular. An Aquarian also loves to entertain, so furniture and furnishings need to be easy to clean, so opt for fuss-free upholstery, too.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
A water sign, sensitive Pisces likes to live to be beside the seaside, however, if you are landlocked, invite a nautical sensibility into your home with coastal decor ideas.
Being by the water, and especially by the sea, is renowned to create a feeling of relaxation and calm. By bringing this positive energy inside the home through a collection of coastal decor ideas, such as natural materials, curated accessories and an ocean-inspired color palette, you can create a timeless and inviting living room space that pays homage to the beauty and power of nature.
Pisces also loves solitude and zen-like spaces are where they feel most at home, and at ease. This calm sign needs to be around colors that soothe the soul.
'Coastal style relies on a soft, light color scheme prioritizing blue, white, and light brown. It also incorporates natural elements – you might consider some light jewel tones reminiscent of sea glass or shells, with natural driftwood accents. You can evoke more traditional nautical or coastal themes through the subtle use of patterns like horizontal stripes or shiplap,' says Grace Baena, interior designer at Kaiyo.
Your Zodiac sign is said to confer personality traits and lifestyle preferences, as well as influence your home interior choices. So could decorating your home according to your zodiac sign make you happier at home?
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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