10 Things Every Cancer Needs To Know Before Decorating Their Home

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Decorating your home can be an exciting experience and is considered one of the most fun parts of living in your own space. It can also be a bit daunting, especially if you aren't sure where to start. Understanding more about your zodiac sign can help you work out the type of direction that will suit you.

Cancer signs are known as nurturing and down-to-earth and have an immense love of their home. Ruled by the moon and often looked at as a "mothering" figure, your content being in the presence of your loved ones, which means you spend a great deal of time at home.

Before you get started, check out these ten things that every Cancer needs to keep in mind before decorating their home.

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    Embrace Your Sentimental Side

    You're a nurturing and sentimental soul, so why not showcase it in your decor? Rather than buying decorations from Target, you can be a little more creative.

    Design a wall of photographs of your loved one, display decor items others have purchased for you, or go the DIY route. You genuinely believe a personal touch brings things together, and it will make all the difference in your home.

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    Give Your Home a Silver Lining

    Every zodiac sign has a power color, and for Cancers, it's silver! Given that you're ruled by the moon, it makes sense that this luminescent hue brings out your best qualities.

    Try adding in silver through metallic accents, shimmering decor, or even some silver removable wallpaper to spruce up an area. However you use it, silver adds some elegance without trying too hard. With its ability to pair well with other shades, you can easily find a way to make it part of your decor.

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    Don't Forget Your Personal Spaces

    Cancers are known to be fantastic hosts, and you are always prepared to go out of your way to ensure others are taken care of. Often this means places like your living room, your kitchen, or even guest bathrooms look stunning and are the focus.

    However, don't neglect spaces that are private, like your bedroom or your office. Just because others won't see much of it doesn't mean you shouldn't invest in those rooms. Choosing to decorate with things you love will create a massive shift in your mood—and you deserve to take care of yourself, too.

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    Comfort is Key

    Your home is the place you spend most of your time, so ensuring it's comfortable is essential! You value security and feeling grounded, so investing in soft blankets and comfy pillows is a great option.

    You may feel that to create a stylish room you need to sacrifice comfort for style–yet with so many options to choose from these days, you don't need to! A soft rug under your bare feet, linen curtains that give a soft texture, and a couch that you can sink into after a long day are ideal.

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    Create Boundaries in Your Home

    Although you enjoy comfort, you also benefit from boundaries and structure. While it can be easy to allow each room to be used for a mixture of purposes, create separate places for work, relaxation, and entertaining. It will not only give direction on how to decorate but will let each room shine!

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    Don't be Afraid to Relax

    Life can be exceptionally stressful, especially for Cancers who are always trying to balance other's needs with their own. Your home is a haven from the outside world, so creating a calming atmosphere will benefit you.

    You can make the space relaxing by mixing soft textures, using candles, or introducing other forms of soft lighting. Working with calming colors such as a light blue or even white can really set the tone. 

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    Incorporate Older Styles

    You're a bit of an old soul and drawn to items that have a history to them. You don't have to abandon all modern touches, but there is a way to go old-school that is classic rather than outdated.

    Purchasing furniture with an antique touch or incorporating traditional styles into your home will allow your decor to feel timeless. Just be sure you don't overdo it–you can have too much of a good thing in this case!

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    Invest in Your Kitchen

    Cancer signs are often associated with the kitchen—whether due to a love of cooking or the joy of gathering your loved ones together over a meal for connection. You are intentional about the foods you make and the various items you use to create well-thought-out meals. With this in mind, don't be afraid to invest more when it comes to decorating your kitchen.

    Choosing nice serving dishes you can proudly display or purchasing a lovely table for your guests to gather around are ideal ways to allow your kitchen to stand out. 

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    Thrifting is Your Friend, but You Can Splurge Sometimes

    In your opinion, most things can be reused in some shape or form, and you take full advantage of that! You don't need to buy brand new items to decorate your space, which is why thrift shopping is an excellent way to find decor for your home.

    However, it's perfectly okay to splurge on some items on occasion, such as a comfortable bed that will last you years or a hand-crafted dining room table. You are allowed to treat yourself, especially when it involves the place you will spend most of your time.

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    Clear Out The Clutter

    You know you have a habit of hanging on to old items you don't need. While some memories are certainly worth holding onto, take inventory of what matters and get rid of the things you don't need anymore. You'll likely be surprised at the number of items you've accumulated over the years!