Decor horoscopes: What’s your decor personality?
By Marie-Christine Tremblay
A Taurus like to cocoon, Rams have a passion for the avant-garde and Geminis welcome change. Does your zodiac sign influence your interior decorating style?
AriesAries is dynamic and determined. However, a lack of organization and perseverance can sometimes hamper her sense of exuberance and entrepreneurship. If she is the first to volunteer on a project, she may also be the first to lose interest as it progresses. Therefore Aries needs a simple, well-organized space that reflects her vitality. Her bold personality latches on to trends and gravitates toward a minimalist style. She also loves implementing new ideas. Whether it be a state-of-the-art kitchen, a Zen living room or a lively bedroom, Aries will express herself primarily through a fiery palette, such as red , orange and a sunny yellow.
TaurusCheerful and sensual, Taurus appreciates simple interiors based primarily on comfort and luxury. Sometimes her conservative nature makes her a little resistant to change, but her home reflects a fondness for beautiful things. Antiques, fresh flowers and soft, fluffy fabrics suit her perfectly. A collector at heart with a knack for cooking slow food, Taurus has everything she could possibly need to cook and entertain in the kitchen. Her living room is the perfect place to relax. Good-quality furniture is often paired with a piano or a top-notch sound system – Taurus loves her music. Greens, earth tones, and deep pinks suit her disposition.
GeminiGemini’s are just as comfortable in a tent as they would be in a luxurious hotel room and their homes reflect that adaptability. Lively and sociable, living room furniture is carefully laid out for ease of conversation and accessories are carefully selected to encourage discussion. True to the duality of her sign, Gemini’s items are often displayed in pairs. Fascinated by new trends, she liks to be the first to get her hands on a new look. Gemini is drawn to a modern style with simple lines and metallic finishes. Even though yellow is her colour of choice, Gemini also enjoys brilliant shades of blue and green – provided they are vibrant.
CancerCancer’s strong, protective instinct leads to interiors that exude the warmth and comfort of home. Cancer loves to bring life into a room and has a keen sense of how to create the perfect ambiance. Cancer is drawn to cool colours – white, periwinkle and anything with a pearly or silvery tone. However, because of the importance she places on family, including neighbours and friends, her home always feels warm and inviting. Comfy chairs, sumptuous cushions and an inviting kitchen are all a must to accommodate all the people in her life. Cancer also likes to surround herself with sentimental objects. A photo gallery in the front entrance or a hallway will make her happy.
LeoLeo is proud of the beautiful home she has designed. She loves elegant decor, theatrical furniture, exotic accessories, ornamental lighting and mirrors. Leo also likes to entertain. Her kitchen is usually equipped with an island or a large table so that guests can visit while she cooks. A drink can be procured at any given moment – the bar is always well-stocked. On the other hand, Leo spends a lot of time in the multi-functional bedroom she has created. Her favourite colours include orange, red, yellow and purple.
VirgoMeticulous and organized, Virgo cannot stand clutter and pays special attention to detail. She needs lots of storage space so that her home is always neat and tidy. Virgo has a penchant for vintage furniture, especially light-coloured wood and glass. Her decor is arranged in a way that facilitates easy conversation and you could eat off her floors! Furniture stands out and contrasts nicely against walls that are painted blue, yellowy-green, taupe or cream. Guided by an attention to detail, Virgo favours the practicality of her furnishings; she’s always ready for company. Freshly ironed placemats and snacks await guests in her simple, well-organized kitchen.
LibraEverything in Libra’s home is well-balanced and harmonious. She gravitates toward a more traditional style with pairs of lamps, mirrors, paintings and vases arranged symmetrically. Her natural elegance and aesthetic leads her to seek out quality pieces and she will not hesitate to spend a bit more for a well-designed object. Libra prefers airy, open spaces. Blues and opal tone help to create that fresh space that she needs. It might take her a while to decide on a wall colour, but in the end, what she creates will look artistic and harmonious.
ScorpioScorpio’s need for privacy will lead her to create a refuge from the outside world. She is passionate about design and loves dramatic decor with a bit of mystery. Carefully chosen accessories are the key to achieving the right look. Naturally artistic, Scorpio can take a piece of furniture from a junk sale and turn it into something spectacular. Red, orange, burgundy and black are her colours of choice, which are ideal when creating a more theatrical design. Sumptuous, textural fabrics, like velvet, brocade, silk and leather add a hint of exoticism to the living room – a room that feels more like a boudoir where deep, dark secrets are well-guarded. The bathroom is all marble and mirrors.
SagittariusSagittarian interiors reflect a passion for travel and hospitality. Sagittarius likes to spend time with family and friends. Her optimism and cheerfulness greet guests and even if she lives alone, she’ll choose the right furniture for entertaining. Sagittarius doesn’t need anything too fancy. Knick-knacks gathered from her travels are scattered in every room of the house and reflect an eclectic style. Purple, turquoise and royal blue provide the perfect backdrop for her adventurous spirit. A few photos, comfy cushions and board games make her feel right at home. Sagittarius loves to recreate exotic dishes when entertaining.
CapricornResponsible and disciplined, Capricorn has a down-to-earth style. Her home revolves around a collection of solid furniture, wood and leather heirlooms, and a few accents that evoke comfort, like piles of cushions and Oriental carpets. She needs a little corner for her office, as well as a place to display her awards since she’s proud of her achievements. The kitchen needs to be efficient. Capricorn likes to plan her meals ahead of time and often everything is prepared the night before. Her favourite colours include dark earth tones, slate gray and forest green.
AquariusIndependent and unconventional, Aquarius loves cutting edge design and surrounds herself with ultra-modern style and the latest high-tech equipment. Gadgets abound, whether you’re in the living room, the kitchen or the bedroom. Aquarius needs lots of space to recharge her batteries. Her decor is often monochromatic in shades of violet or electric blue and she loves metal furniture and accessories. A creative soul, Aquarius likes to renovate and because she likes to help others, she’ll often volunteer her talents to a friend in need.
PiscesImaginative, intuitive and sensitive, Pisces is a chameleon who isn’t afraid to mix up different styles. She needs space to meditate and express her creativity. Watery hues like blue and green serve as a backdrop for her dreamy space that opens to the outdoors. Pisces hate feeling trapped in a space, so they need a lot of big windows that let the light in. Always surrounded by pretty things, Pisces instinctively knows where each piece should be displayed. Works of art fulfill her artistic side.