Decorating Based on the Zodiac: Air Signs

Aquarius, Gemini and Libra may all be air signs, but we have very distinct home style ideas for each one.

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Whether you’re really into That Whole Horoscope Thing or you just read it once in a while for laughs, there’s no doubt that your zodiac sign can provide a ton of inspiration when it comes to decorating your home.

If you’re an air sign—an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra—this can make for some especially fun decorating romps. These signs are anything but boring, as they are all big socializers with a variety of interests.

Here are some decorating tips for our Aquarius, Gemini and Libra acquaintances. Of course, this is far from an end-all, be-all list. By all means, go ahead and steal decorating ideas from other signs. Isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Your typical Aquarius doesn’t always choose the most straightforward of life paths. The Aquarius very much wants to do his or her own thing, so it makes sense that they’ll embrace a quirkier, more eccentric decorating style.

This is great because, as an Aquarius, chances are you already possess all of the home decor you need. No doubt you’ve collected all kinds of items from your travels, and you probably have an intense interest in a specific field such as music or art or books. Make your music collection accessible by putting your CDs and/or vinyl records on a wire rack. Use wicker baskets to artfully store and display your books.

In terms of art, there should be no such thing as an empty wall in the Aquarius home, and the beauty of this is that each and every object will possess great significance.

And while your walls will be covered with your awesome stuff, those walls should still be painted in bold colors. Think deep purples and teals, maybe even reds and oranges.

Aquarians are noted for being big humanitarians, so no doubt this change-the-world attitude would benefit greatly from having lots of—you guessed it—plants in the home. You can help keep the planet green without even leaving your house!

And are you an Aquarius looking to incorporate the whole water-bearing symbol thing? Consider just straight-up installing an indoor water fountain. You’ll thank yourself later as you drift off to sleep after reading a book with calming waters in the background.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are cited for having dual personalities, and so it makes sense that the Gemini dwelling would have plenty of contrast. Think contrasting colors galore and industrial-looking furniture with super-soft throw blankets and pillows.

They are also known for being adaptable and sociable, but the average Gemini might benefit from making sure they have a calm bedroom, perhaps with light yellow walls and soft lighting.

Geminis also tend to know a little bit about a bunch of different things, so whatever they decide to showcase in their home, it should be done tastefully and with care. Make sure your prized photographs and wall art are all nicely framed. If you’re the kind of Gemini who struggles with commitment, consider purchasing neutral-colored furniture that will look good for years to come while experimenting with accents. (Think of a beige couch with fun accent pillows, for example.) Quirky furniture pieces should be purchased with care, as what seemed like a good idea one day might be considered a not-so-good idea the following day by an indecisive Gemini.

If you’re a Gemini who wants everyone to know you’re a Gemini, consider straightforwardly hanging up a piece of Gemini-related art. Just one, though. You don’t want to overdo it.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are often cited as the most sociable of all the zodiac signs. That said, while they enjoy all of the busyness that socializing can bring, they are also about balance and serenity and want their homes to look appealing to others.

That’s why Libras will benefit from some more conventional practices, such as matching tablecloths and napkins and color-coordinated rooms. This may sound boring, but that is so NOT the case! In fact, your guests might enjoy your home even more with such nuanced touches.

If you have a guest bathroom, make sure it’s always clean and well decorated. Indeed, you might even want to prioritize this specific shared space and splurge on extra nice towels, soap dishes, wastebaskets and so forth. Your non-Libra guests will be beyond impressed.

As for wall art and decor, go for items that reflect the area in which you live to give your home a more local, personalized touch. Think seascapes for those who live by the ocean, or skyline photography for those who take major pride in their city. You’ll get extra credit if you took the photographs or painted the paintings yourself!

Want to include that noble Libra symbol of scales? Go for a piece such as this standing wooden Libra puzzle and consider putting it in the kitchen. It’ll add a bit of quirk but also blend in. Just as a Libra would like it.