With only 42 days until Christmas I am so excited to share with all of you this guest blog post from Charlsie Niemiec | Rent.com
Now is the perfect time to dream up new ways to decorate for the most wonderful time of the year! That’s why Charlsie has highlighted some home decoration ideas based on each sign of the zodiac in her new article she curated especially for Toscano Interiors, “Holiday Apartment Decorating Ideas Based on Your Zodiac Sign.”
Whether you're a sign that has impeccable taste or a sign that lives for avant-garde decorations, read more to find out how to deck your halls based on astrology this Christmas season.
Fast-paced and fearless, Aries signs have one motto when it comes to holiday decorating, “go big or go home." As an Aries myself, this is our motto every day of the year, not just the holidays. Expect this sign to incorporate the color red and all its bodacious shades in nearly everything. From the vintage crimson candelabras on the dining table to the contemporary burgundy and gold-trimmed tree skirt to the pop art-inspired candy apple red Christmas tree topper — it doesn't get merrier than an Aries' festive and mismatched approach to holiday apartment decorating ideas.
In addition to decorating with red-colored glasses on, Aries love building up a robust holiday candle collection. As a fire sign, this comes as no surprise. Candles also make great housewarming gifts for any Aries that invites you over to experience their holiday-ready apartment — just make sure to tie it up in a red bow!
Ruled by Venus, Taureans experience the world through the five senses. Additionally, as one of the most grounded astrological signs, Taurus signs look to elements of the natural world for their holiday aesthetic. Expect this sign to incorporate a lot of nature into its holiday décor. Classic wreaths hanging from every door, tablescapes made out of fresh pine branches and centerpieces filled with chestnuts and pinecones are just a few ways this sign will let nature sing throughout their apartment this season.
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All in all, a Taurus won't know peace during the holidays until they put their most beloved treasures out and on display a la Julie Andrews' classic, “My Favorite Things." Whether it's using vintage glassware for a dinner party or adding golden lush throw pillows on the living room couch, Taureans live to show off their favorite things.
Although Gemini's often have a futuristic aesthetic, when it comes to holiday apartment decorating ideas, this sign loves showing off retro finds like an original copy from 1974 of the Waltons' Christmas Album on vinyl or hand-painted Santa Claus mugs from the 1940s. Unafraid to play with color, Gemini's will make their Christmas tree the centerpiece of their apartment and adorn it with a rainbow collection of quirky ornaments in all shapes and sizes.
While this sign often gets a bad rap for being too self-focused, Gemini's thrive when hosting others. Since no one does kitschy Christmas better than a Gemini, count yourself lucky if you get invited to any holiday parties hosted by this playful sign. Chances are high that they'll get you rocking around their quirky Christmas tree in no time.
Ruled by the moon, Cancers excel at curating cozy and highly personalized home sanctuaries. Don't be surprised if Cancers add their bedroom into the mix for holiday decorating. Whether they're dressing up their bed with a winter white handknit blanket or they're rolling out a faux-fur throw in front of their Christmas tree and fireplace, expect this watery sign to lean heavily into lush fabrics as part of their holiday apartment aesthetic.
While Cancers astrologically represent self-care, these crabs transcend when nurturing others. During the holidays, Cancers will gladly anchor themselves to their kitchen in order to perfect their sugar cookie recipe because, in the eyes of a Cancer, nothing is more sentimental than a handmade, carefully crafted gift.
Just like this sign's ruler, the sun, Leos relish in dazzling and shocking themselves (and others, sometimes) through their apartment décor. Expect animal prints and vibrant colors in places you least expect, like a leopard print table runner in the dining room, a dramatic black floating candle centerpiece on a coffee table or a neon pink flamingo tree topper. And since Leos will already have many on hand, don't be surprised when they opt to hang an oversized mirror dolled up with tinsel close to their Christmas tree so they can watch themselves experiencing the festivities of the season!
While this fire sign takes holiday revelry to an extreme, it's important to note that Leos radiate creativity in their merriment. This sign thrives when they can sprinkle in a little bit of their own joie de vivre into their surroundings.
Since this earth sign operates in the land of hyper-awareness to detail, most Virgo holiday apartment décor ideas center around simple details that tie everything together. Like peppering plaid bows around an entryway, lighting up a mantle or bookshelf with olive garland or adding ivory white candlesticks. Additionally, expect Virgos to use its impeccable organization skills to keep their holiday decorating orderly and uncluttered.
Governed by Mercury, this earth sign also lives for luxury. However, luxury to Virgos means prioritizing quality over quantity. This belief makes Virgos excellent gift-givers — but only if they can get out of their own head first. Thanks to deep roots in the material world, Virgo signs thrive when scrupulously searching for meaningful gifts for those a part of their holiday plans.
Since this sign values balance and harmony (its zodiac symbol is a scale, after all), Libras know just how to show off their exquisite taste without going overboard, as a fire sign might. Expect Libras to choose a central holiday decorating theme and carry it through their entire apartment. For example, this air sign might only feature grey and ivory frosted glass ornaments on their Christmas tree and then carry that color scheme over to their dining table with a stark black table cloth, ivory silverware and grey frosted vintage drinking goblets. Also, bank on Libras tying fresh flower arrangements of paperwhites or winter peonies into their holiday apartment décor ideas.
Ultimately, no matter how they curate their home space for the holidays, it's typical for Libras to find inspiration in high art. Don't worry though — this friendly sign is anything but pretentious. Libras have an outstanding reputation for being generous and welcoming, even if their apartment resembles a chic art gallery.
Instead of committing to traditional holiday apartment decorating ideas, Scorpios find the most joy decorating for the holidays with dark colors, like deep blues and blacks, and shiny metallics. Additionally, this passionate water sign, ruled by Pluto, may completely opt-out of having a traditional Christmas tree. Alternative options like ladders or wooden tree-shaped mobiles make great alternatives to hang baubles and vintage ornaments from.
Words like sexy and sensual often float around Scorpios, so expect this water sign to adorn doorways with mistletoe as a wink and a nod to their seductive nature. Plus, since Scorpios often gravitate towards broody colors in their home space — the greenery of the mistletoe adds a subtle yet seasonal touch.
Since Sagittarius signs radiate a natural glow, decorating for the holidays with neutrals is a perfect way to compliment their personality. Cream-colored wall garland and sandy throw blankets will add a soft touch near any Christmas tree. Additionally, expect these movers and shakers to throw in shades of gold on the Christmas tree as a subtle nod to their fiery spirit.
Having space to experience life is important to Sagittarians, so expect this mutable sign to leave plenty of room in their apartment — even with added holiday décor. Without a doubt, the extroverted archer (the symbol for Sagittarius) has a plan for hosting a holiday wine tasting party, a co-worker cookie swap or an all-night Christmas dance party with that extra space.
Known for having a refined taste, Capricorns love taking inspiration from the natural world. Expect this sign to opt for lots of garlands, wreaths, light wood figurines and paper garland and ornaments galore. Also, Capricorns will bring a lot of light into their space this time of year — lanterns, star-shaped paper lights and a plethora of candles help this sign enjoy the festivities.
While some think Capricorns, ruled by Saturn, is too serious about their home décor — these signs just like to make sure everything is high quality and purposeful. Out of all the signs, it's guaranteed that Capricorns have an unparalleled sensibility — even during one of the most magical times of the year.
Co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus, this is a highly innovative sign. During the holidays, Aquarians enjoy pushing the envelope with unexpected color palettes — so it's no surprise to see this sign use aqua-toned lights on their tree. These darker tones will make white and metallic ornaments pop. Additionally, hand-crafted vases and ceramic mini Christmas trees dusted in a metallic glaze make exceptional holiday accessories for Aquarian folk.
Since this air sign values collaboration, expect a cohesive and inviting aesthetic throughout all holiday apartment decorating ideas. Although this water-bearing sign loves to stray from the norm, it knows exactly how to put an individual twist on the holiday season.
Expect this sign, the last in the zodiac, to fully commit to a Christmas tree aesthetic that closely resembles a magical fairyland. Expect fluffy feathers and glitter-encrusted ornaments alongside pearled garland, maybe even some tinsel. Pisces love playing with texture, too — so don't be surprised when macrame and pampas grass become staples for this fish.
The always sensitive and wistful Pisces loves nothing more than losing themselves in the nostalgia of Christmas past. Classic Christmas songs and cultural and family traditions deeply move these mystical fish. Pisces beware though — it's all fun and games until they get swept away by a tide of holiday sentimentalism.
Joy to the zodiac
Whether you're a believer in all things astrological or not — looking to the celestial is fun. No matter your sign or how you decorate your apartment for the holidays, make sure you leave time to celebrate and enjoy the season — after all, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
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