12 Design Horoscopes for the Bedroom
Photo By: Andrew Bruah
You make your presence known without dominating, but come across grounded, solid and sturdy. As the "adults" of the zodiac — responsible and disciplined — you gravitate toward sensible, grown-up decor. Your sensibilities tend toward strong, solid basics, like a wooden red-toned armoire with a big sturdy leather chair, and funky accents, like an earthy leopard print rug.
Your Colors: Deeper earth tones. Slates, grays, browns and forest greens. Design by Joseph Pubillones
You tend to impose your unique, forward-thinking ideas. You're a step ahead of the rest of us — especially when it comes to technology. You've probably got the latest HDTV on your wall — or want one. But, whether you're the type who prefers linens and throws or gadgets and gizmos, the bottom line is: Aquarians need to be different. Your bedroom will boast at least one conversation starter, whether it's the memory foam in your mattress or your metallic paint. Then again, it might be that retro quilt you snagged at the flea market — sometimes you step out of the future and back in time.
Your Colors: Silver, metallics, blues and denim. Design by Shane Inman
You're a go-with-the-flow type who soaks up the characteristics of others. Sometimes you soak up their emotions, too, so your room needs to be a place you can relax. Your bed is of primo importance: Make it soft, comfy and soothing, with luscious sheets and a cocoon-like cashmere throw. Of course, you won't be happy unless this cozy haven reflects your creative vibe: Most fish have more talent in one fin than the rest of the zodiac combined. Choose art that's ethereal and dreamlike, like Van Gogh's Starry Night.
Your Colors: Watery greens and blues, pale yellows moving toward whites. Design by Benjamin Cruz
You act impulsively and with flash. You're also the first sign of the zodiac, and that youthful optimism means you love to take chances with design, but your room will always reflect vitality and life. You might carry a talent you learned as a child — such as antiquing or stamp-collecting — into adulthood and put it on display. Or, you might try to make children feel comfortable in your space; for example, designating a kid corner with a red sitting chair for story time. Bold and opinionated, fiery pops of color are what an Aries needs to feel warm.
Your Colors: Bold reds and ambers, used in moderation. Design by Linda Woodrum
You know what you like, and you're not about to change your mind. Your bedroom should reflect wealth and the finer things in life, such as the Palace of Versailles. You'll choose elegant details — finely tailored curtains, custom-made bedding — and spare no expense to make your home a haven. Just beware of too much opulence. Add basics, like a rich wooden bedframe, to ground those fine silken sheets, matching duvet and pile of plush throw pillows. Then, recline with a fine glass of wine. Ah, bliss.
Your Colors: Earth tones, modest neutral browns, rich roses and pinks. Design by Thomas Oppelt
You prefer the beautiful and trendy — as long as it brings people together in conversation. Being the sign of the twins (and their inherent duality), Geminis are hard to nail down when it comes to design. Your style is definitely "what's hot", not "been there, done that." Luckily, you have fabulous taste. For the bedroom, think modern art with clean geometric lines and two modern nightstands on each side of a floating bed.
Your Colors: Light airy yellows, greens and blues. Design by Michael Habachy
You make your presence known without dominating. Your space? An emotionally appealing shell in which everybody can kick back. Incredibly sensitive, you pick up vibes easily. You want only things that breathe life into your room. Don't forget to hang curtains to block out the light — moon and sun — to which you're particularly sensitive. Finally, designate a sacred space for family pictures, because — for a sentimental sign like yours — looking at them is the quickest way to click your heels and feel at home.
Your Colors: The colors of the moon reflecting light, such as whites, pearls, yellows and periwinkles. Design by Ammie Kim
You're proud about your opinions and don't mind being the center of attention. In fact, you want everyone to adore you. The sign of the lion, your style is regal, noble and dominant like the sun. Go on, paint a wall a daring color. Think bright and sunny like a day at the beach. Then add a gilded mirror to admire that mega-watt smile, or hang that painting you made: Leos loves self-expression of all sorts.
Your Colors: Oranges, yellows, reds and purples. The colors of the sun and the light it reflects. Design by Marie Burgos
You work with others in a steady, dependable, way — much like the design you aspire to. Guided by an attention to detail — and an innate knowledge of craftmanship — you demand purity of purpose. You can't just throw any old ottoman in your room; it needs to have storage compartment for your books and stitching that will stand the test of time. First, eliminate any clutter — a clean open space will soothe your nerves. Then, accentuate with vases and candleholders in muted, organic materials.
Your Colors: Light blues, greens and creams, taupes and whites. Design by Lugbill Design
Represented by the scales, you always attempt to create balance in relationship between thought, action and environment. In fact, Libra is the only sign of the zodiac represented by an inanimate object, and your airy nature means you thrive in a conceptual environment. Think: Feng Shui. You might not be able to see it to realize it's there. Libras have modern-and-pretty sensibilities — thin, breezy curtains and carefully curated art. Add lavender calendars for ambience.
Your Colors: Pastels, airy greens and blues. Design by Troy Beasley
You know when a Scorpio is around. You'll feel their imposing presence, and they tend to either feel comfortable in a space — or not — on a very gut level. On one hand, you crave privacy, such as muted lighting to create a cave-like feel and opaque curtains to allow just a glimpse of light in, but not a lot. Your dream space isn't so much bedroom as a boudoir: Think exotic, alluring, and sexy with a bent toward the emotionally darker side of life. Try adding dark velvet accents.
Your Colors: Spicy oranges, reds, burgundies and blacks. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn
You get along with everybody in a life-of-the-party kind of way. And there are several types of you: The Sagittarius freedom-seeker/traveler who likes to display their adventures: "Take a look at this Buddha statue from Bali, and my photos from my trip to Kuala Lampur!" Then, there's the fun-loving Sagittarius: "This may be a bedroom, but I have a wet bar in the corner!" In every case, you crave comfort. Invest in big, fluffy pillows and a comfortable mattress.
Your Colors: Any shade of the rainbow — or all, you're eclectic! The most common colors are toward the end of the spectrum — blues into lighter purples. Design by David Bromstad