Just as our star signs reveal many of our personality traits, they can tell us a lot about our home decor too, from our colour choices to our style preference…
Aries: 21 March to 19 April
energetic, fearless, vibrant
Energetic is the word that best describes the typical Aries interior. As in life, Aries are fearless and brave with their decor choices, too.
Inspired by their zodiac element of fire, the Aries will be drawn to vibrant sun-soaked hues from bright oranges to showstopping reds. These shades are applied beautifully, and differently, in rooms where many wouldn’t dare to feature them.
Experimentation is key to an Aries, and they lean toward bold pairings of clashed pattern and colour, for an overall scheme that’s dynamic and lively.
Taurus: 20 April to 20 May
natural, thoughtful, harmonious
Earth, the Taurean zodiac element, is at the forefront of this star sign’s home styling. Various shades of green with touches of natural elements, from raw wood to wicker and splashes of plant life, are heavily featured.
For the Taurus home, harmony is crucial. Expect to see carefully thought out and equally weighted use of well-matched colours throughout any scheme.
For example, instead of one solid wall of colour, the Taurean may seek to balance out the feel with a softer shade in a half-and-half design. Nothing in their decor will overwhelm the senses.
Gemini: 21 May to 20 June
versatile, dualistic, lively
One of the air-element signs, Gemini is likely to opt for a breezy, open and airy interior style.
Gemini is dualistic in nature, so their home schemes reflect that. Think playful but chic; bold and subtle at the same time. Fun embellishments, like pom-pom details, will be added alongside more neutral textures of rattan and whitewashed wood, highlighting the two sides of Gemini’s style.
Lively shades of yellow will complement a versatile palette of white and allow the Gemini to change up their room with ease. Versatility is definitely a catchword for this star sign.
Cancer: 21 June to 22 July
homely, imaginative, comfortable
The Cancerian is a sensitive soul, who will gravitate towards homely interiors that make them feel at peace.
Water is this zodiac’s element, so it’s not unusual for the Cancerian home to feature coastal touches. More cautious with their design approach, the Cancerian will usually opt for a neutral base palette of white, keeping everything comfortable but neat.
However, there is an imaginative streak in this star sign. Design accessories add playful odes to the ocean. Simple patterns are preferred, so don’t be surprised to find stripes; another nod to the nautical theme.
Leo: 23 July to 22 August
flamboyant, luxe, vibrant
The Leo takes creativity into the realm of the luxurious. This fire-element sign is all about flamboyance.
A vibrant mix of rich jewel colours and sumptuous textures, such as velvet, will be prominently showcased in the Leo home.
Of course, what’s luxury without the most noble of metallics, gold? Expect this powerful shade to act as an accent hue, bringing glamour and adding weight to the Leo’s bold decor.
Virgo: 23 August to 22 September
subtle, soothing, practical
Virgos, like their earth zodiac element, are grounded, and their homes adhere to that value.
Virgos are meticulous. Their decor style? The same! Each room is ordered and neat. Everything has its place. Function is as important as beauty to the Virgo, so layout will be extremely practical.
Subtle but natural colours of cream, tan and white will dominate to create soothing spaces that flow beautifully.
Libra: 23 September to 22 October
whimsical, neat, tactile
The Libran, led by the zodiac element of air, is drawn to soft, dreamy pastel shades, from ice-cream pink to baby blue.
Balance defines this star sign. This is why decor is both whimsical and neat. Librans are perfectionists who place great value in aesthetic appeal.
Their style takes the sense of touch into consideration, as well. They will use tactile textures from panelled walls to raw wood and wicker furniture alongside soft, plump furnishings.
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Scorpio: 23 October to 21 November
passionate, strong, sensual
Scorpios are passionate beings, and this translates into their home styling.
Colour use will be bold, featuring bright fuchsia to maroon and deep purples. Similarly, patterns will be powerful, strong designs, and the Scorpio won’t shy away from clashing them to perfection.
Their sensuality will see Scorpios turning to opulent florals and animal prints, with texture also valued. In the Scorpio’s home, you’ll find beaded accessories, panelled walls and velvet scatters.
Sagittarius: 22 November to 21 December
adventurous, eclectic, free-spirited
Sagittarians have a strong sense of adventure. This is why unusual, global-style accessories adorn their homes, arranged in an eclectic style mash-up.
Fire is the Sagittarian’s zodiac element, and it speaks to their fierce independence and freedom-loving attitude. That’s why their spaces will likely be less stifling in open-plan format.
An equally strong shade to match the strong will of the Sagittarian, purple makes a fabulous accent to add an unexpected pop of colour.
Capricorn: 22 December to 19 January
organised, minimalist, chic
Another of the earth-element signs, Capricorns also subscribe to a more practical and grounded decor style. Functionality is important: spaces are organised, almost to the point of minimalism.
Capricorns are decisive and confident in their accessory choices, with each item specially selected. As a result, spaces look chic and clutter-free.
While their colour palette may be more muted with charcoal greys, patterns aren’t out of the question, though they’ll likely be subtle and nature-inspired.
Aquarius: 20 January to 18 February
inventive, quirky, bright
Aquarians are air signs; renowned dreamers and creatives. Their homes will be inviting and invigorating, and they will always be progressive in their style choices.
For the Aquarian, beauty wins out over practicality. Their spaces are eye-catching but not pretentious.
Bright and friendly shades like turquoise will be the go-to, and inventive displays will be the norm. Think quirky gallery walls and one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.
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Pisces: 19 February to 20 March
tranquil, understated, soft
Pisceans are idealistic, always searching for beauty in their surrounds. Their homes will serve as an escape, with spaces being tranquil and calming.
Softer ocean shades of seafoam green, teal and white serve these schemes well. Bold is not the goal. Instead, Pisceans opt for understated classic designs.
Colour choice subdues bold patterns, and swathes of similar shades create a cocooning effect. The result? Each space feels like a haven.