Whether you’re a strong believer in astrology or you take your horoscope with a grain of salt, it’s hard to deny that the signs of the zodiac usually match our personalities pretty well. And with a new year beginning, many of us are hitting the refresh button and looking to the stars for answers on what’s to come.
But no matter what your horoscope reads, nothing will happen unless you put in the work. So why not start in the home? Designing your space with your zodiac sign in mind can help bring your best qualities to the surface. And with a window on what’s to come in 2017, you can cater your home to your traits, emotions, and aspirations. The stars have aligned and we’ve got the answers on how every sign should decorate in the new year.
You’re a lively one, Aries. Which means it’s important to let your bold and energetic personality shine through in your space. Though you’re a natural self-starter, your competitive drive to lead and innovate will be even stronger in 2017. Allow your ruling planet Mars to show its dynamic, fiery flames through vibrant pops of red. Bright, crimson tones will keep you motivated while reflective materials—think iridescent pieces—will help you dig into your deeply imaginative and intellectual mind.
A lover of creature comforts, stability, and material possessions, you prefer the finer things in life, dear Taurus. So you need a comfortable space that’s filled with luxe textures and items you adore. You flourish in a neutral-colored home that’s set for entertaining guests, but don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit this year. Though you’ll always benefit from a grounded routine, Jupiter, the planet of adventure and risk-taking, will be in your sixth house, driving you to take things in a fresh direction. You can execute this at home by showcasing your elegant tastes with surprise accent pieces. A slightly shocking nude portrait or an animal print rug will add some boldness to your abode.
Symbolized by the twins, variety is what you crave, clever Gemini. Which means you have trouble settling on a style or sticking with one look for too long. But 2017 is the year to release your dynamic personality in full force. Eclectic patterns, lots of art, and stimulating reads fuel your appetite for creation and keep your busy mind from becoming bored. You’ll want to design a home that can easily transition from a space for self-expression to a vibrant entertaining area. Yellow is the perfect hue for social butterflies like you, so incorporate electric accents that get your guests as energized as you. Just make sure to find an appropriate spot for all your unique decorations. Clutter can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to complete your many goals and projects.
When it comes to Cancers, home is truly where the heart is. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect apartment or just starting to decorate a new place, your focus will be on filling your home with family, tradition, and sentimental objects. Use your ruling planet, the Moon, as a color guide and cover your space in cool, calming tones like pearl, white, and silvery gray. Since you love to cook, eat, and entertain, concentrate on designing the kitchen. A rustic farm table is the perfect place to gather your friends and family for a relaxing evening in.
As the lion sign, you know you’re the ruler of your kingdom, Leo. You may have a flair for the dramatic when it comes to design, but 2017 is the year to let it show. Infuse your castle with worldly influences, gold accents and royal colors like turquoise, maroon, and purple. It will be a social year for you, which means you’ll want to create multiple areas to hold court in your home. A warm and inviting sitting area with animal accents will show all your friends a bit of your wild side.
Oh, Virgo, nobody’s perfect. But this practical and hardworking sign tends to ere towards perfectionism. 2016 may have been a tiring year for you but now is the time to breathe, process and relax rather than spreading yourself even thinner. A clean and zen-filled home can help. Instead of pouring your energy into a surplus of difficult goals, choose a few key ones and focus your perfectionist tendencies on creating a highly functional home. Pair those meticulously arranged shelves with organic colors like white, indigo, and celadon green.
Represented by the scale, Libras are artistic beings that have a knack for coordinating colors and balancing proportions. And in this year of rapid growth and personal expansion, you’ll need all the balance you can get. Your appreciation for beautiful things and stylish design might make you want to redecorate your entire home for the new year in as little as a day, but slow down! You don’t have to change everything at once. Use pastels, neutrals and symmetrical décor to create the aesthetically pleasing design you dream of.
You may have a dangerous reputation, but we see you as soulful, Scorpio. Your tastes can fall on opposite ends of the spectrum – some Scorpios crave textured, white on white spaces while others revel in dark, intense rooms colored with rich browns and reds. But whatever this secretive sign prefers, 2017 will be all about resting and restoring. Create a bedroom that’s as quiet as a cave. Go ahead and include bold dramatics like vibrant Moroccan rugs and sharp metallic furnishings, but balance them with more soothing pieces in order to give the eye a rest. Deep blues will help you reconcile with the water element in your sign and give you the relaxation you need.
Cheerful and ambitious, honest and enlivened, you’re not one to put down roots, Sagittarius. But you can easily bring your appetite for the outdoors home. Fuel your wanderlust with items you’ve collected on your travels, eclectic décor, and framed photographs of faraway places. Although you’ve felt a bit stuck in the past year, adventure awaits as long as you keep working hard in 2017. In the meantime, decorate your work areas with plants and calming colors. You’re a born minimalist so choose items that are decorative as well as functional so you can keep your space looking pared down and clean.
As the zodiac’s resident realist, you’re a big fan of traditional décor, leather and lots of wood. A home with a solid foundation that’s filled with classic colors like hunter green, navy and brown may seem ideal, but this year, you’re in for an enchanting change. 2017 has you feeling a bit more mystical than usual, which means your home should follow suit. Complement your traditional palette with streamlined Danish furniture, handmade textiles and artifacts that communicate the mysticism of native and indigenous cultures.
Independent and original, you’re a true free-thinker who’s not afraid to speak your mind. With Aquarius as the ruler of all things futuristic and modern, 2017 is the year you’ll develop a clearer path towards your future. Though travel is likely in the cards, bringing your strong personality into the home will help you develop your direction more clearly. Graphic pieces and streamlined materials like glass and steel will keep you moving steadily, but make sure to showcase your individuality too. Balance those cool and clean hues you love so much with a little bit of warmth.
Some say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one dear Pisces. This year, you’ll begin to see some of those dreams come to fruition as you climb the ladder towards success. Your intuition and imagination will help take you there, but sometimes the reality of the world can get you down and solitude is the only cure. Create your safe haven with shades of the sea that hint at your watery sign. Organic materials and natural fibers will help calm you, but make sure to include a few interesting objects from flea markets or artisan shops to help spark some of the creativity that will surely flow your way this year.