How to Style Your Bookshelf, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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The books we gravitate towards say a lot about who we are. Most people have a bookshelf, and these shelving units are not only a functional storage solution for our favorite reads, but also provide a fantastic opportunity to add extra style to our homes. From adding pops of greenery to showing off your art collection, bookshelves make a house feel like a home. 

Bookshelves can be tricky to style, but there are some tried and true methods for doing it right. Below find the right way to style your bookshelf, based on your zodiac sign. 


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Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Brighten Up With Candles

Aries is the ultimate fire sign. So, candles it is! Adding a candle on top of a stack of books or using a bigger variety as a bookend are great ways to add some personality to an Aries’ bookshelf. The more colorful, the better!

Taurus (April 20 to May 21)

Framed Art Prints

Taureans are known for their excellent taste. Adding their favorite framed art prints to their bookshelves gives them the opportunity to show off their great taste. Sites like Society 6 are a great place to scavenge for original artwork.  

Gemini (May 22 to June 21)

Photos Of Fun Times With Loved Ones 

Geminis are one of the most social signs. They love their people, and their people love them! Adding framed family and friends photos to their shelves will remind them of fun times and make their house truly feel like a home.

Cancer (June 22 to July 22)

Nostalgic Decor

Cancers are a sensitive water sign. They invented sentimentality. As such, donning their shelf with nods to nostalgia makes perfect sense. Whether it’s their favorite childhood book, a magic 8-ball, old albums, or a record player, Cancers need to be reminded of times before the present. 

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Awards and Other Accomplishments 

Leos are all about them. Compliments are their love language. To make it easy for friends and family to do that, Leos can show off their college degree, their YouTube subscriber count, their letter about getting the promotion. Whatever makes them look good makes them feel good

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Give Unsolicited Advice With A Letter Board

Letterboards give Virgos the opportunity to voice their opinions no one asked for. A Virgo can place a letterboard with their favorite piece of advice front and center on one of the central shelves. This adds extra personality to the bookshelf and can be changed every day if desired.

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

Punctuate With Plants

Libras love nature and are one with Mother Nature. To show off their affinity for the great outdoors, Libras should add plants to their bookshelves. They add beautiful dimension, color, visual interest, and, well, really bring the shelving to life. Don’t forget to choose fun, stylized pots! 

Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)

Deep-Colored Bookshelf

Forget the classic wood or a white bookshelf. Scorpios are about darkness and sensuality, and painting their bookshelves black, indigo, or whatever other color strikes them is a statement in and of itself. Adding peel and stick wallpaper to the back is also fair game.   

Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21)

Switch It Up With A Ladder Bookshelf

Sags love everything airy, blended, and eclectic. A ladder bookshelf is a fantastic way to house all of Sagittarian's knick-knacks and books. The open design and light feel give Sagittarius the perfect feel they’re looking for in their home. 

Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)

The Classics On Display

Caps are the classic, traditional zodiac sign. Also, quite rigid. As such, the idea of anything but books on a bookshelf makes their minds...unwell. Capricorn would love to style their bookshelves with the classics on display, facing outward. 

Aquarius (January 21 to February 18)


Aquarians love to stand out and make a statement. As such, every shelf on an Aquarius’ bookshelf should be dedicated to one hue. Whether this is in rainbow order or simply sticking to like-colors, a color-coordinated bookshelf will always make a statement. 

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Twinkle Lights

Pisceans are sensitive and dreamy. Adding twinkle lights to their shelving makes them feel creative and whimsical. A Pisces could simply have a bundle of string lights at the top of the shelf or could weave them throughout the shelving.