Interior design is never easy, but there’s never been a better way to help keep the January blues at bay than by getting involved in a bit of redecorating. After all, new year, new you—or, at least, new home style.
But for those looking for something a little more customised, it seems that the answer to your interior design dreams could be written in the stars. Not only does your monthly horoscope reveal your star sign's fortune (or possible misfortune), it’s a useful tool to understand your personality and traits too.
Sofa and carpet specialists, ScS (opens in new tab), have teamed up with New York astrologist, Lisa Stardust, to determine the best interior styles to try, according to your star sign.
As the “firstborn” of the zodiac, Rams often have a competitive desire to be the best, win every competition, and serve as the spark of inspiration for all the other astrological signs.
“Aries love to be surrounded with bright colors, It boosts their passionate side and their powerful dynamic attitude,” Lisa reveals, “A bright accent wall can help temper their red-hot attitude. Also, a pop of color in the kitchen will help calm their fiery energy.”
Lisa adds that Aries like to show off a little: “Bookshelves (filled with their recent obsessions) will serve to heighten their feverish minds, giving them the chance to boast about their intelligence!”
Taureans are the most artistic and sensual sign of the zodiac.
The hardworking bull lives life by the five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound, and embraces beauty and pleasantries.
“Lovers of the finer things in life, Taureans will demand premium quality paint on the walls. A matte cream will serve as a nice palette and background to hang their art and shiny accessories. In the bedroom, satin sheets, high-quality faux-fur throws, and scattered luxury pillows on the bed—a Taurean's favourite place to luxuriate—will make them feel like the royal bull they aim to be,” comments Laura.
Geminis are known for their fast wit, intelligence, and ability to win anyone over with their charm.
“Although Geminis prefer to be surrounded by stark white walls, this doesn’t mean they have a bland personality. Their preference for minimal color is simply because Geminis are the vibrant essence of the room, after all, they are two people in one. The twins like simple decor as a way to unwind after a heavy day,” Lisa reveals.
“All rooms should be light and airy—especially the living room where Geminis will spend the majority of their home time, in the social center of the house. A white shaggy rug, a glass coffee table topped with magazines, and oodles of books on the shelves make the ideal space for a Gemini.”
While the Cancerian may have a tough exterior, at the core they are caregivers, deeply sensitive, and emotional.
Lisa suggests a girly, cosy bedroom for those born in mid-June to mid-July.
“Lilac evokes creativity and calmness for homely crabs, which allows them to relax. The most important element of the Cancerian bedroom is the throw, which is where you'll find them snuggling up, in their cocoon, during the cold, blustery months."
"Print curtains, with matching comforter and dust ruffles will make Cancer feel cosy, safe, and warm throughout the year.”
Dramatic, generous and kind—a good description for Leos. They love to have their home filled with shiny and golden objects.
“Regal colors such as royal blue and vibrant red serve as great accents for the lion’s lair, as they like to be surrounded by hues that represent their bold personality. A high-priced piece of art hanging on their walls will speak to the avant-garde nature of the friendly lion."
Loyal and hardworking Virgo is the most careful and patient of the zodiac, as they tend to analyze situations before committing.
Lisa suggests that: “Virgos tend to like muted colors on their walls, as their analytical and critical tendencies make them unsatisfied in the long run when surrounded by color. Virgos will love a chalkboard painted wall to leave reminders, notes, and it's changeable nature suits mutable Virgo."
“Never satisfied with their home furnishings, Virgos tend to redecorate often. This leaves them needing functional core pieces. Bookshelves filled to the brim, plants hanging from the ceiling, and a classic brown leather sofa will be the centerpiece of Virgo’s decor.”
Lovers of peace, flair, charm, and grace, Librans are known for their intellectualism, romanticism and fairness.
Lisa recommends light accents of pink or a soft grey which will suffice their airy sophisticated beauty and suggests, “with champagne wishes and caviar dreams, Libras can add sparkly accents such as a glistening chandelier to be the centerpiece when entertaining, unique high-end mirrors to marvel at their beauty, and a chic sidebar filled with the best liquor and glassware in town.”
A reputation to be strong-willed, intense, and mysterious makes Scorpios the most intense sign of the zodiac.
“The main room that matters in a Scorpio household is the bedroom. Their opulent bed must be trimmed with baroque fabric, as it will be the core focus of seductive Scorpio’s boudoir. A dark red wall in their bedroom will serve to illuminate their darker sensibilities, also their desire for growth, vigor, willpower, and passion,” Lisa shares.
Armed with a bow and arrow, Sagittarius is the philosophical, happy-go-lucky defender of the galaxy.
“Purple is universally known to represent Jupiter, the planetary ruler of Sagittarius. Dark purples will speak to the archer’s thirst for travel and excitement.”
“Maps of foreign countries should be framed on the walls of a Sagittarius’ home— along with souvenirs from former travels—and postcards on the refrigerator, from friends made while on the road, will warm the fiery archer’s pied-à-terre.”
Hard-working and conservative, Capricorns tend to assert their authority and intelligence first, before showing their soft-hearted loyal nature
“Known to be a little, monetarily, frugal at times, Capricorns like to purchase items that will last a lifetime,” says Lisa. “A leather club chair by the fireplace will speak to the sea-goats need for functional classic interiors. A cool evergreen wall will honor their chic, classic, and traditional interiors.”
Aquarians naturally blend intellectualism, modernism, and eccentricity.
Lisa suggests: “Monochrome white walls and floors, with white bedding, speaks to Aquarius’ light and airy nature. However, they love to add splashes of color from unique paintings and neon art that balances out the basic palate.”
“The walls must be filled with hip innovative art, old record albums, which are illuminated from the fluorescent glow of colorful paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling.”
Pisceans are romantic and mysterious sea creatures who use their intuition and creativity to guide them through life.
“The most important room for Pisces is the bathroom. After all, they can escape from the stresses of everyday life and relax and rewind in the tub. A pearly blue tiled bathroom with periwinkle blue towels and bath mat will allow Pisces to swim into seventh heaven.”
Has your star sign given you the perfect interior design inspiration?
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.
Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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