Your Design Pet Peeve, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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Each zodiac sign has rather specific taste when it comes to their interior design styles. For example, a Taurus loves a room full of muted hues while a Leo is all about that maximalist life, from the color scheme to the decor. 

However, with their likes also comes their dislikes—their pet peeves, as it were. Read on to find out which design aspect each zodiac sign really can’t stand. 

Aries (March 21st to April 19th)

Unthoughtful Lighting

You will never see any lighting without thought in an Aries’ home. Anything else would make them feel totally cagey. (Think basic fluorescent bulbs, no experimentation with different lamp styles, and or fun twinkle lights strung along the mantel.) An Aries will always put effort into space’s lighting. They’re all about that ambiance.

Taurus (April 20th to May 21st)

Rugs That are Way Too Small for a Space

Taureans like to feel grounded and secure. As such, you’ll never see a rug that’s way too small for a room in their home. No “floating” furniture in a Taurean home, thank you very much!


Whether you’re a Taurus or not, make sure you choose the right size rug for your space by understanding how standard rug sizing works and the measurements for your particular room. 

Gemini (May 22nd to June 21st)

Minimalism for the Sake of Minimalism 

Minimalism is all the rage, and for a Gemini, it inspires literal rage, especially when it is the performative, non-functional kind. We’re talking all white walls, white furniture, and a white rug. This not only looks totally sterile to a Gemini, but also a little creepy. You will not find this in their home.


Minimalism can be a totally cool design style, when implemented correctly and functionally. 

Cancer (June 22nd to July 22nd)

Using Too Many Trends 

Trends are fun to follow, but you do yourself (and your home) a disservice by incorporating far too many. Cancers know this best: they are all about classic, timeless staple pieces, with fun trendy accents throughout a home. Anything else is totally overwhelming. (To be fair, though, a Cancer is always overwhelmed.) 

Leo (July 23rd to August 22nd)

Not Placing Mirrors Strategically 

Mirrors are not just for looking in. Mirrors can add an excellent design element to any space, from the bedroom to the front hall. They can help make rooms appear larger and bring in more light. Leos know this well, and have always placed mirrors in strategic spots. 

Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd)

Anything With Cheesy Sayings

Seeing the words “Live, Laugh, Love” makes a Virgo want to do the opposite. Virgos are all about having it together, after all, and you will never find a framed print, pillow, or coffee mug with any cheesy saying on them in a Virgo home. (If you do, they’re going through something, and you need to be there for them.)  

Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd)

Not Incorporating Any Greenery

A Libra is one with nature, and loves to bring the great outdoors inside with beautiful houseplants. You will always find hints of green throughout a Libra home, but they’ll always be real houseplants. Libras will never use fake potted plants because they love the nurturing aspect of houseplants.

Scorpio (October 23rd to November 22nd)

Not Using Curtains


Scorpios are all about privacy, so you best believe they’re all about hanging up beautiful window treatments, particularly in dark, romantic shades. 

If you want to add curtains, make sure you hang them up the right height and choose the right material for your home.

Sagittarius (November 23rd to December 21st)

Matchy-Matchy Furniture 

Organized chaos is Sagittarius’ motto, and they will never have a space that’s totally matching. They’re all about experimenting with different woods, metals, and colors to add more visual interest to a room. They know keeping everything matching its stifling. 

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 20th)

A Kitchen Table as “Home Office”

While Capricorns understand that not everyone will have the luxury of having a dedicated room to make a home office, having no desk, or at least a dedicated and color-coordinated filing system, will make them wonder how you get anything done. A Capricorn wouldn’t be caught dead with a kitchen table filing system. 

Aquarius (January 21st to February 18th)

Everything Purchased Brand New 

An Aquarian home will not look like a copy and paste from an IKEA catalog. Aquarius loves giving secondhand furniture a new life. Not only is it more sustainable, it also gives a home far more room for creativity and personalization, both things an Aquarius totally loves.  

Pisces (February 19th to March 20th)

Not Utilizing Cozy Textures


Last but not least, a Pisces needs to feel comfortable at home. Throw blankets, soft pillows, and cozy rugs all add coziness and personality to a space, making it more homey. You’ll never find all wood floors and nothing soft to step on in the home of a Pisces.