One of my favorite things to do is scroll Instagram to look at gorgeous apartments (read: townhouses that could fit a whole family). Not only are the apartments themselves amazing (hello, exposed brick!), but they all also seem to have picture-perfect decor. So if you’re like me and you’re obsessed with beautiful home decor and wish your house could actually look like the Pinterest board you’ve been carefully curating since your college days, you may want to spruce up your space a little as you’re spring cleaning.
But you can’t really try out every single design trend you love without your house looking like a hodge-podge of different furniture and styles (unless you’re a Leo—more on that below). To get an idea of how to update your space, your zodiac sign could be the guiding light you need. After all, your sign can tell you all about who you are, and you definitely want your house to look and feel like you. If that sounds like a daunting prospect, have no fear. I’ve done all the hard work for you. Here’s how you should update your home, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries: Add colors as bold and bright as you
Aries are nothing if not bold, so bright colors will perfectly match your energy. Plus, bold and neon colors will pop and add some fun to your house, which is perfect for your youthful side. Start off by adding some colorful pillows and work your way up to a full Crayola house.
Taurus: Lean into your outdoorsy side with natural materials
Nothing says “Taurus” like lots of wood and natural materials. It’s almost like being outdoors, which is perfect for this earth sign. Tauruses love to just chill and spend time at home, and the warm natural colors just feel cozy. Swap your glass coffee table for a wooden one or even add some plants to make it feel like outdoors inside.
Gemini: Make your space as versatile as you
Geminis don’t like to commit to one thing, so making your spaces do double duty is essential. As an adaptable Gemini, your house should be adaptable too. You don’t have to choose between a bedroom and a study or a living room and a gym—just make your rooms multi-functional. Add a comfy loveseat to your bedroom to make a reading nook (or a place to scroll TikTok), or dedicate one corner of your living room to your desk so you can separate your work time from your chill time. Items that can be used for other things, like an ottoman that can also be an additional chair, are perfect, too.
Cancer: Create the cozy space of your dreams
Cancers are homebodies, so you’ll need your house to be extra cozy if you’re going to be spending most of your time there. Think fuzzy blankets, furry rugs and pillows, muted colors, and dim lights. Your place will have a calming vibe that’s welcoming to anyone you do let into your sanctuary.
Leo: Embrace maximalism
As a Leo, I can tell you from personal experience that when it comes to decor, more is always more—more pillows, more patterns, more colors. Pretty much nothing is off limits for Leos who want all the attention, and a room decorated head to toe will definitely grab the attention of anyone who visits. Plus, over-the-top style, like chandeliers and fluffy pillows, just screams Leo.
Virgo: Use Earth tones to create a space that’s practical and comforting
Earth tones are perfect for Virgos. Not only are Virgos Earth signs, but they’re also practical, so trendy furniture and colors don’t exactly fit their aesthetic. More natural colors that can go with anything, like beiges, creams, and grays, are perfect for you if you’re a Virgo.
Libra: Make sure your home is ready for hosting duty
Libras love to socialize, so why not deck out your entertaining areas so you can be the host of your friend group? Whether it’s your kitchen, dining room, or living room (or if you live in a tiny apartment, maybe all of the above), make your home welcome to guests. Spruce up your dining room with some fun chairs or add extra seating to your living room to fit all your friends.
Scorpio: Give yourself some privacy with sectioned-off spaces
Scorpios love their privacy, so an open floor plan is pretty much ruled out. But even if your house has more open space than you’d like, you can section off areas to make it feel less like you’re out in the open. If you live in a studio or loft, you can use a room divider to hide your bed so you don’t feel like people are intruding in your bedroom when they come over. Arrange your furniture to make separate areas, like placing an end table next to your couch to make the living room separate from the kitchen.
Sagittarius: Make a statement with wallpaper
Sagittariuses love to have fun, and what’s more fun than printed wallpaper? Adding some bright wallpaper to your house will add some energy to the white walls. And if you rent, you can always try out removable wallpaper, which is perfect for Sagittariuses who don’t like to be tied down. Plus, with removable wallpaper, you can easily switch up your style if you get bored (which Sags tend to do).
Capricorn: Forget trendy and go with traditional
Capricorns themselves are traditional, and trends aren’t really their style. They appreciate structure and rules, so traditional decor is perfect. Capricorns also tend to be serious, so styles like bright colors or crazy wallpaper don’t exactly do it for them. Antiques, Persian rugs, and rich colors will get a Capricorn excited.
Aquarius: Add antique furniture that’s as unique as you
Remember in Friends when Phoebe wanted all of her furniture to be antique and not from Pottery Barn? That’s peak Aquarius energy (and Phoebe just happens to be an Aquarius). Swap your generic coffee table for something with personality from Facebook Marketplace or your local flea markets and antique stores. You can even find some vintage and antique furniture on Etsy.
Pisces: Create a dreamy space with curved furniture
Curved furniture is soft and dreamy, which happen to be perfect adjectives to describe a Pisces. A white curved couch that looks almost like a cloud is fitting for a head-in-the-cloud Pisces. Pisces are creative and imaginative, and curved pieces have a fashionable, unique feel to them.