Take your cue from the stars for some decorating inspo – no, not the Hollywood celebrity type but your zodiac.
If you’re feeling blah and boring and in need of a refresh, forgo Pinterest and design for your zodiac sign. Renowned New York astrologer Rebecca Gordon says that each sign thrives in a uniquely different environment, something to consider in your fall decor redo.
Decor aficionado Denise Hayward says that if your home feels unbalanced, cluttered or just off, it could be that your interior conflicts with your astrological sign. Our perfect space is an extension of us so welcome you’re horoscope.
“Whether it’s introducing more plants, art, or finding the right colour palette, aligning your space with you will guarantee you fall in love with your home,” says Hayward, manager of HomeFest Show running Nov. 2-4 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
Your home should be a reflection of what you value and what’s in your soul, says astrologer Gordon, and a reminder of the shining parts of your personality.
“Aligning your home decor with your sun sign will make you feel more alive, energized and more confident,” Gordon said.
Incorporate hues, finishes and furnishings that reflect your true cosmic nature and make it your castle with expert tips from Gordon, founder of My Path Astrology School at mypathastrology.com :
Aries (March 21–April 19): You’re fiery, active and all about a no-fuss lifestyle. Think clean open rooms, perhaps with pops of the colour red throughout to evoke a sense of power to keep your energy flowing, recommends Gordon. Go for sun-drenched open spaces with light-coloured woods – it’s all about modern and minimal!
Taurus (April 20–May 20): An earth sign, you crave earthy textures like wood and stone. Lots of flowers will make you happy, says Gordon, so too decorating in earth tones like greens, blues and browns. Comfort is key here so consider investing in a die-for comfy couch that you can just sink into. Bring on the throws and pillows.
Gemini (May 21–June 20): You love to communicate through decor like furniture and art work. Best to move things around too – assign paintings and furniture a new space every now and then. Be in harmony by mixing and meshing different styles and prints, and keeping things eclectic, youthful and fun, suggests Gordon.
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Home needs to feel like a cozy, safe retreat. Surround yourself in soft fabrics, like warm wooly throws and lots of plush pillows, she says. Brush up on warm whites, creams and silver. You’re a water sign so incorporate a water fountain indoors, along with candles, furry rugs, distressed woods, silver accents and bouquets of white flowers.
Leo (July 23–August 22): Light, camera, action! Leo’s aren’t afraid of the spotlight, so live large by surrounding yourself with a high-drama stage and showcase who you are, advises Gordon. Go for lots of sunlight, elegant window dressings, and spectacular chandeliers – glamour galore. Warm hues of golds, yellow, rust and bordeaux with gold accents woven throughout will make it home.
Virgo (August 23–September 22): Logical and governed by routine, your home needs to run efficiently. Things have to be functional and practical – forget working at the kitchen table, instead create a dedicated workspace. No clutter. Lots of shelves. Gordon also recommends a quiet colour palette – earth tones and classic white and creams.
Libra (September 23–October 22): Libras, you are the sign of balance so your space should reflect beauty, softness and grace. Go for pastel shades for a sense of peace and calm, says Gordon, and light up with lots of candles too and elaborate art across the walls. You’re big on beautiful dishware, china and glassware – be sure to showcase these uniquely designed objects.
Scorpio (October 23—November 21): You’re intense and feel everything deeply so home needs to be a place to tune out all the noise, a place that feels like your own secret cave. Paint your domain in dark colours like burgandy and deep blues while adding interesting fixtures to really pop against the dark background, says Gordon. Create little areas that foster a sense of intimacy with velvety couches and a romantic love seat.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Known for being a world traveller, you’re a collector of interesting pieces that have meaning. Home feels like you’re entering a museum done in a vast colour palette, including deep purples and blues as well as a mix of warm tones. A rich boho feel comes across.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19): You’re known for your hard work ethic and hitting goals, though your home also needs to reflect earth and nature. That translates to time-honoured, quality items that last a lifetime – no Ikea here! She says to keep your wall colours minimal, and add lots of plants like succulents, images of nature like mountains, and accent pieces in rich wood grains.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18): Design rules be damned! Let your walls reflect your eccentric, nonconformist attitude with cutting-edge designs, orchid plants, anything neon, lucite chairs, glass and metal items, and oversized graphics. Gordon says to opt for a cool, electric colour scheme. No chunky furniture – uncluttered and minimal are great for guests.
Pisces (February 19–March 20): You’re big on the outdoors so create a place where you feel wrapped in a cocoon. Go for soothing colours that mimic the beach, says Gordon, and extra tranquility with pictures of loved ones, and photography, along with soft pillows, and a big comfy couch.