I figured seeing as it’s the summer holidays and everyone is feeling rather relaxed and enjoying the weather, we could have a little fun on Swoon Worthy today! This is a post I’d written originally for Oak Furniture Land’s blog but I thought I’d share it with you here on my own blog today with a few little updates. I’m not a big believer in astrology but I am always pretty shocked at how much of an Aquarius I really am – there’s no other star sign that fits me quite as well so if you feel the same about your own sign, then you might like this one!
Astrology is nothing new (in fact, it’s pretty old – bronze-age old!) but rather than finding out what your sign has in store for you for the day or month ahead, what can it tell you about the best decor style for your home? Every astrological sign carries with it key characteristics that make up your personality. Using indications of these traits, I’ve come up with 12 different recommendations for styling your home according to the stars!
Will the stars align for you and your sign? Keep reading to find out!
Leo (23 Jul – 22 August)
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We all know that Leos love to be the centre of attention and their passion and warm-hearted energy makes them natural-born leaders. A large open plan sociable kitchen fit for entertaining is the perfect element for your home, where you can show off your skills and impress your adoring guests. Your home is your castle and so bold and exciting design choices will show off your bravery and style.
Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
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Another earth sign, Virgo is practical and grounded with a methodical approach to design where everything is planned to the last detail. You’re probably the best sign to work from a mood board where each element of a room design is decided well in advance and you won’t thrive where there is chaos or disorganisation. As a hardworking and practical person, you’ll want to keep on top of a strict cleaning schedule and create a well organised and minimalist style.
Libra (23 September – 22 October)
The Libra, with its symbol of the scales, is all about justice, fairness and balance. Bring that diplomacy into your home with the beauty of symmetry. You’re inspired by good books and intellectual conversations so a pair of bookshelves flanking an intimate fireplace is a great way to give yourself the perfect spot to engage in a rich conversations with friends and family. As a lover of culture, consider bringing in artwork, music and quality pieces that will inspire your harmonious personality.
Scorpio (23 October – 21 November)
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Scorpios, mysterious and passionate, are drawn to dramatic spaces. Sensual in nature, you’ll adore rich textures and luxurious materials. Be sure to include tactile soft furnishings in faux fur, leather and velvet and include candles and intimate lighting throughout your home to add drama. Include spaces for entertaining but ensure you’ve planned for more intimate areas too.
Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December)
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Extroverted and enthusiastic, Sagittarians are the travellers of the Zodiac. You are intensely curious of the world around you and this leads you to explore distant lands. Bring your travels home with you by way of gorgeous textiles, hand thrown pottery and original art to create an eclectic style that reminds you of your experiences and shows off your warm and adventurous spirit.
Capricorn (22 December – 19 January)
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Grounded and disciplined, the Capricorn is the epitome of understated elegance. They expect nothing less than the best when it comes to their design choices and yet they’ll never flaunt it or be showy about it. Look for pieces that are built to last and ooze quality with either traditional detailing or in the latest high-quality materials. As family and connections are important to you, ensure you have plenty of kid-friendly spaces or areas of the home where the whole family can come together.
Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
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Eager to show their individuality, Aquarians adore being just that little bit different. As a progressive thinker and intellectual, you’ll want to ensure your home is easily transitioned when the mood strikes. Give in to your love of being original by collecting limited edition artwork or try your hand at some creative DIY. Include areas of your home just for recharging as well as areas to socialise with your closest and most trusted friends.
Pisces (19 February – 20 March)
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Intuitive and emotional, Pisces are deeply spiritual people and crave a positive energy in their homes. Ensure your interiors are not just enjoyable to look at – you really want to appeal to all of your senses so tactile materials, compelling artwork and scented candles or incense will all be welcome in your home. Consider creating a space for meditating or yoga or simply an area to curl up with a good book and to recharge your batteries.
Aries (21 March – 19 April)
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A confident and creative individual with endless energy, an Aries is the kind of dynamic individual who has 10 things going on at once. An organised office space is a must for this entrepreneurial individual and storage options will come in handy for those impulse purchases. You’ll want a home that’s highly efficient to take on your energy and drive so be sure to invest in lots of organisational options to make the most of your fiery personality!
Taurus (20 Apr – 20 May)
As someone who is as reliable and practical as they are stubborn, sticking to high quality and timeless design is perfect for the Bull! You love pieces built to last and you’ve never been one to follow trends that are in one moment and out the next. Look to create a home with practical design choices that have stood the test of time along with more traditional detailing and classic elements worth investing in.
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
The Gemini is curious and adaptable and there’s nothing boring about them! You’re indecisive and hate routine so creating a home that’s fun and easily changeable is your best bet. In this instance, paint is your new best friend. Why not try out the latest colour trends for your home with some new paint colours on the walls? Then of course, when you tire of it (because yes, you probably will), you can move on to the next fun colour of the moment. Stick to neutral colours for your investment pieces but add some fun with accessories that can be easily swapped around when the mood strikes!
Cancer (21 June – 22 July)
Cancers are private souls but incredibly loyal to those they love. Ensure you have intimate areas for good conversation in your home and be sure to create focal points that aren’t based on the big black box. As an art lover, you’ll want to fill your home with gorgeous pieces on your walls and scenes of the beach are a great bet. After all, as a water sign, the sea is your happy place!
So tell me – does your star sign relate to your personality? Do you follow astrology or do you think it’s just a bit of harmless fun? Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love to know if my “predictions” were bang on or way off! ;)