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Ornate chandeliers, Persian rugs, glimmering tea-lights in antique candelabras, intricate tapestries, ivory vases or wrought iron photo frames – what catches your eye like nothing else does? Huge furniture pieces reminiscent of an era gone by or minimalistic steel and chrome futuristic look – what appeals to your inner designer’s sensibilities? Each one of us defines design and d?cor in a unique way. Read ahead to find our how each Zodiac Sign likes his/ her home d?cor to be –
Speed and action are tantamount to these ‘zodiac leaders’. Most Rams’ havens betray Aries’ love for outside activity and physical fitness. It’s unlikely that a Ram will spend a lot of time in upkeep and cleaning of homes. And that’s why, it’s better that they put in place fuss-free, low-maintenance design elements with clean lines. Domestic chaos is a distinct possibility with Aries, unless conscious efforts to organise are made. Plenty of storage space, preferably, walk-in closets may add flavour and balance to their often chaotic homes. As per the Western Astrology, Aries is associated with the top of a house. Thus, it’s recommended that Rams keep a multi-storey home with their bedroom on the upper floor. However, if that’s not possible, they may install a high bead or a raised bed. Aries like to begin new projects, but may not end up completing them. This may also apply to their home renovation projects. You will also find many DIY tool kits with Aries. In terms of d?cor elements – luxury, sense of space and vibrancy will rule in the Ram’s home. Incorporating a fire element in homes is advisable for Rams. This may be done with subtle candle lighting or fire-places.
A Taurus loves his/ her material possessions, and is greatly attached to them. The home of a Bull is often a worthwhile investment and a status symbol. Besides, comfort, luxury and stability are vital for these Venus ruled beings. And, thanks to Venus, aesthetics too don’t lag behind – interior designing and architecture sensibility come naturally to the Bulls. Usually, the dominant impression in a self-indulgent retreat of a Taurus is of rest, relaxation, beauty and deep contentment. And, not to be missed are the warmth, timeless elegance and rooted-in-time unhurried ways. As far as the finances permit them, Bulls will prefer to add plush, warmth inducing upholstery, drapes and furniture to their homes. Graceful extensions and additions to their homes are always on their minds. Flowery and ornamental plants find favour with the Bulls. Their sign is also closely associated with carpets and carpeted floors. The bedroom in a Bull’s house will effortlessly mirror all that is truly Taurus, complete with practical furniture, soft lighting and most touchable spreads. Last but not the least, as food is of utmost importance to most Bulls, methodical and spacious kitchen counters and dining area are vital in a Taurus’ home.
The proverbial party animals, Gemini love social interaction. Action oriented Twins – Gemini have an active mind and fertile imagination, and love change. Since Twins don’t find it difficult to adapt to change, they may keep shuffling and rearranging their home d?cor, furniture arrangement and even fittings, as their choices may keep wavering and changing. Today the stylish Gemini may decide to put in place, his most favoured modern, minimal d?cor, while on another day, he may decide to introduce some fashionable kitsch elements. On the whole, very urbane, youthful and rebellious in lifestyle, design choices, outlook and approach, Gemini is a sign that’s closely linked to cities, buzzing, bustling centres of work and entertainment. Clutter is a possibility in their homes, and they would do well to avoid it in order to allow for circulation of positive energy. The feeling of space is important, as it shall allow for additions and re-arrangements, which will come, given the Gemini quest for variety. Glass doors, windows, latest designs, utilitarian furniture, modern art work best for their homes, and so do psychedelic colours and cheerful, bubbly interiors. A coffee table is another must for this home, and so is a computer table with the latest computer set-up, complete with music speakers, gadgets and all the related paraphernalia.
Closely associated with home and domesticity, Cancer is a zodiac sign for whom warmth and constant assurances of love are vital. The intuitive Crabs – Cancers often regard their homes as their sanctuaries, retreats from the harsh world! A perfect home of a Crab is, thus, a picture of gentle withdrawal from the outside world, a typical symbol of womb-like security and containment with an obvious link to the past. Cancers love natural daylight, and should have a well-ventilated and well-lit homes. Blues, aquamarines, greens are the right colours for the Crab’s home. Antiques, family heirlooms, old family pictures all shall find a place of pride in this home. Thrifty, both in habits and in words, Cancers may not spend plenty of resources in meticulously structuring or decorating their properties, yet their homes would usually be extremely liveable, welcoming and cosy. The kitchen, which would, in all likelihood, be a simple, traditional affair, shall acquire the role of a family/ friends meeting and bonding place in a Crab’s home. An open kitchen set-up, where Crabs can mull, dwell, socialise and play with children, shall find favour here. Old garden furniture, a water feature, however minuscule it may be, and tons of plants and flowers ? all will make a Crab truly happy.
Opulence and luxury are the two main buzzwords around which the design sensibilities of a Leo – the magnificent Lion – revolve. Everything they own has to be (or at least they like to believe that) class-apart! When it comes to the architecture, the sign is closely associated with castles, palaces, royal households, cathedrals, velvet furnishings and huge, elegant, marbled spaces. And, hence all these may always be on the Lion’s wish-list. However, Leo also crave for warmth and a certain amount of privacy, especially when they are resting. Thus, in reality they may not actually go for such huge places or an extravagant display of luxury. Deep inside, in their imagination, they will always be on that plane, though. But, they do learn to be modest and somewhat practical in their dwelling, outwardly. Yet, Lions would not not forget to surround themselves with luxurious furnishings and cuddly, super-soft teddies, pillows, throws, rugs etc. Most Leos also love to own a pet. And, their houses have to have a ‘different’ feel of grandeur and opulence. Superior quality of products, furnishings, materials, furniture etc. is of prime importance here. And, the sleeping area has to be quite lavish. Ultra-modern and contemporary elements too find favour with most Leos.
Virgos don’t mind spending time and energy when it comes to minute, small details, and the fact that they possess an excellent eye for detail only facilitates this. Many Virgos tend to be architects and interior designers, as they have a great sense of space planning, and can manage even smallest of the spaces quite well. That is why, you’ll find that most Virgos have a separate, designated place for almost everything at their home/ drawer/ office desk – with almost no clutter. Many Virgins are always ready with excellent storage ideas, and the moment they run out of it – they find some more! They may own many tables, cute cupboards, wall-to-wall drawers, racks to store footwear, baskets for arbitrary stuff – just about anything that will cut clutter. This, however, doesn’t imply that they like to fill their house with random pieces of furniture. Au contraire, they prefer spaciousness, and open plan structures. Muted colour palette finds prominence in their homes, and so does sun-light and natural wood furniture. Quite tasteful in their choice, Virgos prefer to keep everything in their home, from entrance to floors and rooms, timelessly elegant – understated yet eye-catching. Utility coupled with clean lines and hygiene is vital here.
Thanks to their ruler, Venus, people of the zodiac sign Libra are deeply inclined towards beauty, aesthetics – interior design in particular, and overall excellence in general. Most Librans possess high standards, which are, thankfully, relax-able for the sake of their own or their loved ones’ comfort and luxury. When it comes to the design forms, the most closely associated theme and form with Libra are the Oriental lines and a Zen theme. This kind of Eastern approach implies cool comfort, loads of space, clarity, low seating, neutral lighting and spare nooks and corners, wherever possible. The element of measured serenity and minimalism is also inherent in this form of d?cor. On their own, Librans prefer modernity and understated interior design, with strong, marked style statements and one/ two key accessories. However, there’s a hitch here. Due to their known proclivity for indecision, Libras may end up creating quite a lot of chaos in their homes. Thus, a Libra will need to carefully guard against clutter and hoarding. In the colour department – soothing pinks, muted beige, cream, off-white, pale blues and greens will find favour. And, never forget that Librans adore flowers – the exotic the better!
The Scorpion association with mysticism is quite visible in their choice of furnishings, d?cor, design and architectural preferences. Privacy is a major concern, and so are darker surroundings. Use of warm, jewel tones and subdued lighting to create accents of shadows and darkness works well for Scorpio sensibilities. Colours like bold fiery reds, maroons and darkest pinks shall find favour. The theme most well suited for a Scorpio’s home would be either a Middle Eastern, African or Indian theme – not completely ethnic, but somewhat like a royal courtesan’s abode or an Arabian Nights’ sequence. It?s also important that Scorpio natives keep ample scope for developing secluded spots/ corners within their home. It could be a simple garden shed, hidden well from the prying eyes of outsiders or a closed, shadowy, albeit clean room like the one in dark lounges. In fact, it?s the whole ?drama? effect, such interiors create that catches the Scorpio?s attention and imagination. It helps them investigate their souls further, allows them to go further down the recesses of their psyche! Probably that is why, this sign finds a close connect with ethnic, tribal, artefacts and ornaments. The bedroom is the proverbial den of a Scorpio, and is often luxurious and opulent.
All Sagittarius natives or Archers true to their form, love freedom and thus open, unrestricted spaces. Confined surroundings may make them claustrophobic. Besides, severe structures may appear to them as impediments to their freedom. Hence their homes ought to have scope for openness. And, their ideal home will have a plenty of scope for merging and juxtaposition of – sometimes conflicting, but rarely jarring – elements, spaces and themes. Intellectual stimulation, a certain depth and profound expression are extremely important to Archers, which also reflects in their design choices. The colours associated with Sagittarius are darker shades of purple, blue and other hues with depth, which will allow them to experiment. There also exists a paradox in the Sagittarius design preferences ? Archers love open spaces and hence countrysides, yet they need the accessibility to all modern facilities only a city centre/ a town hub provides. Thus, they would prefer to set up their abode, where they would find a middle ground. Not the ones to go in for a very stylized, ultra-chic interior d?cor for their homes, Archers would, rather, like it to be relaxed, even slightly messy. Eclectic pieces, exotic rugs, old furniture, fire-places, dim lighting will find favour here.
The element Earth makes the Goats conservative in taste and outlook. When it comes to design sensibilities of these, sometimes temperamental beings, emphasis remains high on structure and form, natural and reliable materials and a not-so over-the-top colour palette. Durability is a important to them, and so is good quality. The favoured and suitable colours include all earthy shades, forest greens (except really bright ones), black, greys, browns and various traditional colour combinations like black and white, maroon and muted gold etc. Not much for intricate-design elements and frills, Goats would rather buy and maintain a sturdy, well-constructed property, than go for some outwardly ornate and new but inherently unreliable one. The attached facilities will have to be impeccable, though. A Goat may not fuss much over the beautification of his/ her home, but would be fanatical, when it comes to myriad practical and utilitarian aspects, and thus a well located home is a must for the Goat. Most Goats are partial towards window-dressing – super-luxurious curtains in thick weaves and piled fabrics with tie-back options and tails find favour. The zodiac sign of Capricorn is closely associated to pottery, sculpture, stone and wood. The rooms in this home should also have ample storage options, as Goats may have a tendency to get too disorganised, thanks to their busy schedules.
Like other air signs, Aquarius too possesses a clearly cerebral and intellectual perspective towards everything, which includes design and structural elements. Independence and freedom of space, obviously, is highly valued, and so Aquarius beings prefer to have big, spacious houses, or neatly separated areas, at the very least. Ironically though, many Water Bearers like to keep their homes inconspicuous or inaccessible. Casual visitors are neither welcome, nor are they made to feel welcome, in case they happen to drop by. They are a sign most closely associated to combinations and juxtaposition of elements. And, when an Aquarius blends, seemingly jarring, elements in his/ her own individual style, the results can be striking. No wonder, the visual appeal of a nicely done home of a Water Bearer can be awe-inspiring. It is here, where you’ll find an effortless blend of steely modernity with traditional utility. And, given an Aquarius’s propensity towards new and inventive, be sure to come across numerous state-of-the-art gadgets. The favoured colour palette is aqua – despite the fact that Aquarius is not a water sign. So, it’s blue, its myriad tints all the way! However, modern blacks, greys, electric and metallic shades are also favoured by Aquarius.
Pisces, the ruler of depths of water, the seas and oceans is a mystical, dreamy and relaxed sign. And, that is how they prefer their abodes to be – water feature/s, proximity to a water-body, a generally relaxed atmosphere, an ethereal feel, colours of the ocean in the d?cor, use of natural materials and maybe a beach inspired theme. However, the sign is associated with chaos, so, quite obviously, the virtues of tidiness and organisation are not naturally attributed to Pisces. Order in day-to-day affairs may not be a norm. Intuitive Fish have so much internal stuff going on, so worldly matters may not really hold their attention. Yet, there’s a paradox here! In reality, Pisces may end up managing and organising their homes quite well, mostly because they are extremely attached to their homes. A well-organised home would also provide for a much-needed anchor to these floaty creatures. And, thus it is important that Fish keep such a home. Furniture in all rooms ought to be delicate, comfortable and fuss-free – don’t expect the Fish to sit and polish the brass-edges of an ornate sofa. Plenty of storage space, low maintenance fittings and furnishings, calmness and serenity shall be the prefect add-ons to this home.
12 Mar 2012