I am a Leo. Through and trough. I am creative, passionate, warm-hearted and funny....at least I like to think so. But I can also be stubborn, lazy and utterly inflexible....try to get me to do something I just DO NOT want to do....I'll wait.
Our spaces, more than likely, already represent so much of who we are but if your just not feeling your living room or bedroom, try some of these quick tips based on your Zodiac Sign.
Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
You're a creative, unique individual with a bit of an eccentric side. The environment is important to you so go for eco-friendly pieces from sustainable manufactures who work with fair trade materials. Keep your space as open as possible by maintaining a minimalist atheistic, allowing your imagination to run wild. Try repurposed items like piping for shelving or old barn wood for a coffee table that's totally you or pick something up from one of your local crafts-people. Your space is all about finding a harmonious balance and visual appeal.
Pisces: February 19 - March 20
The sensitive dreamer. You need only a zen retreat where can you relax, unwind and drink that bottle of wine you've been thinking about all day. Start in your bedroom and go for shades of blue, purple or green against warm wood tones. Try bringing in some natural materials such as rattan, sustainable fabrics or a salt lamp for air cleansing and great mood lighting. Throw the interior design rules out the window to create a space as unique as you are.
Aries: March 21 - April 19
Well aren't you a little spit fire?! You love to be running around with your friends so you probably want your home to be as low maintenance as possible. Red is your color but that's OK because you're unafraid to take the risk! Try some bold accent pieces like those throw pillows you've been eyeing or a great area rug. Display those great little finds you picked up on vacation but select strong base pieces, making it easy for you to switch up your space on a whim.
Taurus: April 20 - May 20
Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, comfort and luxury are equally important to you. You love beautiful things like Persian rugs, great art (maybe you even have a few originals) and a sweet, smelly candle in every room. Go for over stuffed furniture and plush pillows and draperies with a touches of gold and pink to embrace your romantic side. Your a tactile being so indulge your senses with textures, an aromatherapy diffuser or a little, window sill, herb garden.
Gemini: May 21-June 20
The twins! You can have to very opposite sides to you so embrace that and go for an eclectic look mixing modern pieces with vintage finds, Be creative with your color scheme and keep it fun to match your personality. Try oranges with a touch of purple or hot pink with green accents. Add floor to ceiling shelving for your collection of books and tchotchkes and art that inspires you. Just keep in mind your need to switch things up! Invest in solid base pieces and keep the walls neutral. Your life is never boring and your interior shouldn't be either.
Cancer: June 21 - July 22
You're like the mom of the zodiac sign, all warm, nurturing and kind, so you like your space to be as inviting as possible. Go for a transitional design style with mid-range color hues, soft accents and lots of natural light. You love to display family memorabilia so get some shelving and mix them in with photos, books and some of those vases you couldn't help but pick up at Home Goods. Pick up a large kitchen table so you have plenty of room for family and friends because your house is the place the be.
Leo: July 23 - August 22
You're a boss and you know it. You like a clean layout but you also need some pop! Go for deep jewel tones or try out some animal prints. Plush textures are basically in your DNA so opt for fuzzy velvets, soft throws and overstuffed upholstered pieces. If you're lucky enough to have a fire place, it's the perfect place to gather and that mantel is ripe for you to display how awesome you are. Choose reds, oranges and yellow for a warm color scheme to match your fiery personality.
Virgo: August 23 - September 22
You have an eye for detail which makes you a natural when it comes to decorating your spaces. Your practical personality mixed with your need for order means you should be investing in great storage pieces. Being an earth sign, try for natural materials like marble, cottons or reclaimed woods to suit your rustic vibe. Steer clear of anything that feels too heavy or is overly ornate. Go for earth tones like deep greens, muted oranges and subtle browns.
Libra: September 23 - October 22
You've got high standards, baby, and there's nothing wrong with that! Your house is a forever work in progress but man is it neat! Keep an open floor plan and plenty of available storage. You gravitate toward luxury and warmth so don't be afraid to spend a little extra on an amazing, floral occasional chair or some 6,000,000 thread count sheets, Try soothing color pallets in pinks, muted beiges and pale blues and greens to help you relax. Speaking of relaxing, don't forget to create a space for you to just chill and read a book, drink a cocktail or get in some much needed zoning out.
Scorpio: October 23 - November 22
Man, you guys get a bad rep. Mysterious and deep, you want your home to be your sanctuary where you can truly unwind. You enjoy your privacy so think about those windows and go for black outs with full coverage or play up that corner nook to create a personal space just for you away from the rest of the folks in your home. Don't be afraid of a darker color palette of blacks, deep blues or greys with pops of color and gold accents and follow with opulent fabrics in silk or velvet. Select modern furnishings with a clean yet strong silhouette. You might not be the dramatic Scorpio they all talk about but your home should be.
Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21
Thanks for being so cool, Sag. Your'e the fun easy going one out of your friends and they love you for it. Your'e globally inspired and love a good adventure so a layered boho vibe is great for you. Make sure you have ample space to display items from your travels, mementos of your latest rock climbing trip and your mounting collection of books. You just might die if you cant get outside, so try a small water fountain or a forest of potted succulents which will allow you to up and go at a moments notice, like any good Sag would. A comfy sofa and large table for gathering should be your main focus. Then go from there with worldly patterns and great lighting, balanced with neutral tones where needed.
Capricorn: December 22 - January 19
Your values stand the test of time so family heirlooms, antiques and that baby blanket you were bought home from the hospital in, all find a place in your home. If a Cancer is the mother figure of the zodiac, you're the father. Furniture pieces should be impressive like a large, wooden desk and deep leather sofas. Go for saturated colors like burgundy, forest green and greys in a buffalo check or over sized floral. You hope that some of these pieces will be handed down so don't skimp on quality - shotty craftsmanship will only have you kicking yourself later.
Your zodiac sign is just a glimpse into the type of person you might be. It's a fun thing to think about and if you agree, embrace it, Your home will never be more you!