We know that when it comes it decorating our homes, we all have our preferences and influences. Whether our focus is more on the aesthetics or the functionality, we have our reasons for why we design our rooms the way we do. We might draw inspiration from social media or magazines, though it’s not uncommon to be swayed by designers and their advice, or opinions on how to create a space that represents us.
Although many factors take place in decisions like these, your zodiac sign is a fun way to give some insight on how you might choose to style your surroundings. We’ve gathered some quotes from prominent interior designers that radiate each sign’s preferences for interior decorating. Check out yours below.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
"I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk." — Dorothy Draper
You like things to be a little off the wall in terms of style, which isn't surprising. You want your decor to not only stand out from everyone else, but you want it to make people think a little about who you are and what you're trying to say. You aren't afraid to bend the rules, and you certainly aren't worried about whether others think your style is appropriate. In fact, you welcome it.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
"An interior is a natural projection of the soul." — Coco Chanel
You don't just see your home as a material place to dwell in, but as a place where you truly live your life and make memories. In turn, decorating your home isn't only about making it look nice, but by creating a mood that shows who you are on the inside. You wear your heart and soul on your sleeve, and you apply that same idea to the way you design the rooms in your home.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
"It's so much less about a fancy or expensive house and much more about the life that is lived there." — Laure Joilet
You aren't as concerned with how aesthetic your home looks, as long as it reflects the life you live day-to-day. This doesn't mean you go for ordinary concepts, and in fact, it wouldn't be unlikely to see you make bold choices or take risks to reflect your eccentric side. However, the top priority for you is ensuring that it works well with how you live your life.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
"Have nothing in your home that you don't know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." — William Morris
You are practical and glamorous in the way you live, so of course, this reflects in your design choices. While you respect and require a sufficient level of functionality in your life to keep things in order, you're also not one to shy away from beautiful things. You believe aesthetic is just as important as reliability.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
"Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is." — Charles M. Schulz
While no one would accuse you of having a boring life, you are one to try and project yourself as always doing, seeing, and being more. Your interests are diverse and change frequently, and you like to present the idea that you lead a life worth asking about. You approach design as a way to communicate why you're unique and exciting. You want people to ask questions and take notice.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
"All rooms ought to look as if they were lived in, and to have something to say, a friendly welcome ready for the incomer." — William Morris
You want your home to be where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. You aren't against having a beautiful home, but if the place feels too much like a museum or an area that has to be tip-toed around, it's not for you. You believe comfort should be a top priority, because otherwise how else can you (or any of your guests) relax?
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
"Life should be chic, glamorous, and colorful—and so should your home." — Jonathan Adler
This quote hit the nail on the head talking about you, Leo. You believe you should experience life in the boldest and brightest ways possible, and your home screams that concept. You won't hesitate to experiment with bright colors or interesting patterns, elaborate lighting, or luxurious accents. You believe your home should be just as diverse and interesting as your life, and who can blame you?
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." — Antione de Sainte-Exupery
You're particular and detailed in how you approach your life, and this absolutely applies to your design style. You might spend a countless amount of hours trying to determine the best layout, color scheme, and furniture to make your place reflect your values. However, you also believe less is more, and when you do reach that moment where everything looks exactly as you've imagined it, then you know it's perfect.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
"I am going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life." — Elsie De Wolfe
You are known to want to keep the peace, but you also have a penchant for creating and cultivating beauty in your environments. You look at your home as a reflection of yourself in all its glory. You consider yourself successful in life if you can make your surroundings beautiful and inviting, and this shines through in your design choices. You're thoughtful and intentional about what you pick and why, and as long as it looks lovely, you feel you've accomplished your goal.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
"Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs one antique piece." — Jan Showers
If there is anyone who isn't afraid of incorporating darker hues in your home, it would be you. You want the place to speak to the person you are, despite the fact you like to keep parts of yourself hidden from the rest of the world. You have a soft spot for older items, and you radiate a very classic and timeless vibe, so it's no shock that you would design your home to do the same.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
"The home should be the treasure chest of living." — Le Corbusier
You will always advocate for people to get out of their homes and experience the world, but you also understand the importance of having a lovely space to come back to. You may choose to make your home a place that reflects your adventures, but your main focus is that your home holds your memories and necessities, a "treasure chest" of essential aspects, if you will.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
"Furniture is needed for practical reasons, and because it must be there, it may as well be as pleasant as possible to look at, and in a less definable psychological way, comforting to the spirit." — Edward J Wormley
If it were up to you, you likely wouldn't focus too much on designing your home, but Wormley made a good point you can't fight; furniture is usually necessary for practical purposes, you might as well make it look nice! You lean towards minimalist and straight-forward presentation, and you take comfort when everything has a place.