Could the living room of your dreams be written in the stars? For as long as there have been humans, we’ve been looking up for all kinds of answers – so why not turn to the cosmos for our home decor questions, too? Zodiac signs aren’t a perfect science, but they can capture our taste tendencies and inherent personality traits. Whether you’re planning a total living room redesign or a simple refresh, let your horoscope be your guide with these living room design ideas inspired by your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Fired Up
As a fire sign, Aries tend to be passionate and enthusiastic, so they’ll feel right at home in a living room that embraces warm, vibrant details – while still being cozy enough to recharge that strong Aries energy. While painting the living room floor-to-ceiling red is a bold (and admittedly, very Aries choice), you can get the same effect from incorporating pops of fiery hues into rugs, pillows and throws. Even better, go straight to the source – the fireplace, like this beauty from Making it Home with Kortney and Dave.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Tactile Touches
Practical, responsible and (maybe just a little) stubborn, people born under the sign of Taurus tend to gravitate towards comfort and cozy environments when they want to relax. By focusing on the feel – not just the look – of furniture, pillows and rugs, you can use tactile textures to create a satisfying, sensory living room design, as the
Reno Set Go team did with this 36-hour living space reno.
Gemini: May 21-June 20: See Both Sides
Double doesn’t mean trouble when it comes to Gemini. This twin-themed air sign is known for its dual nature – which can be the starting point for distinctive and stylish living room designs. Try mixing contrasting elements in order to find balance: bold colours on minimalist furniture, contrasting prints on the wallpaper and carpeting or eclectic hues on classic furnishings – as Sarah Richardson showed for Sarah Off The Grid.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Frame It
Loving and nurturing, water-sign Cancer values loyalty and family in all things – including the home. To honour this tendency, consider integrating decor items with emotional value. A quick, stylish method? Take inspiration from Jonathan and Drew from Property Brothers: Forever Home and build a sleek gallery wall of photos to keep memories front and centre.
Leo (July 23-August 22): A Roaring Fire
The Leo personality is notoriously bold, confident and bright – when it comes to home design, a Leo living space should reflect that high-energy feel with a centrepiece that’s a point of pride. For a living room with a lackluster or non-functional fireplace, adding an energy-saving gas insert to an existing fireplace creates an impressive flame viewing area that’s worthy of the fire sign.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): Stylish Storage
“Everything has its place,” said every Virgo ever – and that’s never been more true than when designing a Virgo-friendly living room. This practical, analytical earth sign values organization – but that doesn’t mean the living room has to be boring. Clear the clutter and satisfy Virgo tendencies with hidden storage or opt for shelving that flows perfectly with the walls (like this coastal home‘s curated shelving featured on Love it or List it Vancouver).
Libra (September 23-October 22): A Fine Balance
Balance is the name of the game for air-sign Libra, who tend to appreciate balance and symmetry in all things – but especially in home design. Bring this sense of stability to the living room by ensuring the arrangement of furniture and decor pieces, as the Property Brothers demonstrate perfectly with this opulent Property Brothers: Buying & Selling living room featuring matching chairs and dual hanging wall art.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Max Minimalist
Resourceful and passionate, Scorpio tend to have plenty of emotion within, which makes a clean-aesthetic, simply stylish space the ideal, grounding place to call home. Opt for a living room design that’s minimalist, but with character – like designer Sarah Richardson’s Sarah Off the Grid space featuring plenty of white and glass, but in an exciting mix of shapes and materials.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Go for Green
Sagittarius savour the outdoors, so it makes sense to bring natural elements into the living room as a daily ode to their love of nature, travel and adventure. Indoor plants bring fresh greenery and style into the living room, especially when paired with natural materials like rattan furniture, as Joanna Gaines did with this Fixer Upper space.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Family First
Tradition, craftsmanship and family are extremely important to Capricorn, which means that the living room – where friends and family gather – might just be the favourite room in the house. Make the space comfortable and classic, with cozy furniture that’s arranged to allow people to face each other. Bonus points for family photos on the wall, as the Property Brothers showcased in this modern-classic Property Brothers living room.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Get the Blues
Driven and bold when they’re out in the world, Aquarius crave a serene place to recharge – but that still embraces their unique, eclectic style. Case in point? This Property Brothers: Buying & Selling living room would be an Aquarius dream, with airy blue-grey walls and color-pop accents.
Pisces: February 19-March 20): Lavender Dreams
Creative and artistic, Pisces aren’t afraid of colour when it comes to design, but still crave a peaceful place to ground their warm, friendly personalities. By adding a bold-but-calming hue like purple to a cozy design – like the plush lavender couches in this Property Brothers: Buying & Selling living room – you can honour a creative spirit while still creating a comforting vibe.