10 Things Every Leo Needs to Know Before Decorating Their Home

Leo-inspired living room decor

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Decorating your home can be an exciting experience and is typically considered the most fun part of having a space to call your own! We all have our preferences and tastes that reflect our personalities. While some zodiac signs are well-known for having strong decorating skills, it can be a bit of a different experience for others, like the lively and flamboyant Leo!

Leo has a contagious energy and charm that draws others in. They have a confidence that allows them to take on any challenge that comes their way, and they aren’t afraid to speak their mind. They enjoy impressing others, but they don’t feel the need to change to accommodate anyone else. So how does this affect the way they decorate their home? Check out the list below for ten things Leo should keep in mind as they start the process.

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    Don’t Hold Back

    You have plenty of drive and enough confidence to pull off whatever your heart desires–so do it! While some people may prefer to stick to minimalist or contemporary trends, this doesn’t mean you have to follow suit if you want to mix things up.

    Decorating your home should be just as fun as it is practical, so don’t try to force yourself into a style that doesn’t fit you. One of the most important parts of decorating your home is how you feel about it.

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    Orange Is Your Color

    Every zodiac sign has a power color, and for Leo, it’s orange. Power colors don’t have to be your favorite hue–it’s simply a color that reflects and brings out your best qualities. Given your fiery nature, orange is a perfect fit for you!

    So, whether you decide to paint a wall or add small touches of orange around your home, you’ll benefit from adding this warm tone around your space.

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    Gold Is a Game Changer

    You’re all about elegance and sophistication, but it can be challenging to know how to upgrade your space if you don’t have much to work with. Adding gold into your color scheme is the perfect way to elevate your home to something more regal.

    From frames, accents, decor, and even textures within wallpaper and fabrics–you can easily add gold to give a royal touch!

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    It's Okay to Show Off a Little

    You’re ambitious about your goals–when you want something, you don’t stop until you get it. While some people might feel bashful about showing off, you’re proud of what you’ve accomplished, so why not showcase it?

    Whether it’s awards you’ve won, items you’ve created, or statement pieces that reflect your accomplishments, don’t be afraid to make them a focal point when decorating. It’s more than okay to draw attention to those moments from time to time!

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    Merge the Past and Present

    While there isn’t anything wrong with decorating in the current styles, you have a soft spot for things that are classic and have a history. From antique mirrors to vintage furniture, you love having items that aren’t as easy to get hold of.

    Mixing items from the past with modern decor is ideal for you, so look into transitional styles for ideas on how to make it happen. There are plenty of ways to take older items and merge them with current items for a fresh take, so give it a shot! 

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    Bring on the Bright and Bold

    While some might choose to go neutral and under the radar with their home design, you’ve never been one to blend in. Your personality is bold and bright, so it makes sense your home would reflect the same.

    Including bright colors and eye-catching patterns will certainly grab everyone’s attention, as well as inspiring you on a daily basis to be yourself!

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    Embrace the Other Elements

    You love fire sign energy, but that doesn’t mean other influences aren’t needed once in a while. Adding in options derived from the other elements is a great way to refocus and allow different concepts to work together.

    Oversized plants, wooden decor, or cooler tones in specific spaces can give different vibes throughout your home–and it’s a great way to keep yourself balanced.

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    Lighten Up

    The lighting in your space can make or break so much of your design, so don’t underestimate its importance. Certain colors may clash depending on the saturation of the light, and having stunning decor is rendered useless if it can’t be properly seen.

    If you have access to plenty of natural light, then make the most of it. If you don’t, then finding creative ways to light up your home is a given–from different sizes of lamps or going as extravagant as a decadent chandelier will ensure your home is as radiant as you are!

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    Open Up Your Space

    When decorating your home, it’s good to remember to organize it to accommodate the guests as you love to entertain. Having an open concept is ideal for you since you need ample space to not feel caged in.

    You might have plenty of stuff, but arranging it where you have some open space is vital. It also doesn’t hurt to focus on creating that space around areas people will gather–such as the living room or the kitchen–instead of the entire house.

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    Maximalism Was Made for You

    It can be difficult to know exactly where to start when decorating, so taking into account different styles can be a great guide to figuring out what you want.

    Maximalism has become more popular over the years, with its daring and bold concepts and ability to mix and match various styles and patterns. Instead of requiring you to tone yourself down, maximalism encourages you to go over the top with your decor concepts, which is perfect for you.

    Whether you decide to take this route with the whole house, a room, or even just an accent wall, it can be a great way to show off your creative side!