Let your zodiac sign do the decorating. Whether you're an avid Feng Shui fan or just read your horoscope every once in a while, there's often a pretty relevant nexus between what's written in the stars and how we go about our daily lives. Some say it's fluff, but if you find yourself having a design dilemma, why not use your zodiac sign to help guide your choices? We've scoured the traditional eastern philosophies (and the Internet) to translate how each sign correlates to individual design styles.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, we've compiled a list of what your Chinese zodiac sign says about your decorating style. Check for your birth year and see how it compares to your design aesthetic.
Born 1936, 1948, 1972, 1984, 1996, & 2008
If you were born during the year of the Rat, you might have a deep-rooted love for the classics. You love to fill your home with pieces that have a touch of history behind them, or you're looking for heirloom pieces to hand down to generations to come. You're drawn to colors that speak to your love of antiquity: blues, greens, and, especially, gold. Those of us born in the year of the Rat prefer more traditional silhouettes over the ultra-modern.
We have a few collections that suit our Rat signs to a tee:
Born 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, & 2009
Us Ox signs have an affinity for comfort in all aspects. When it comes to design, Oxen prefer what they know and rarely explore outside of the binds of their comfort zone. They demand quality that lasts for years but don’t mind splurging a little when it comes to something they can't live without. You might be born in the year of the Ox if your love for comfort outweighs your love for all other things. Since Ox signs stick with their comfort zones, they're most likely to shop for furniture pieces in white, muted yellows, beiges, or even timeless greens.
If you're an Ox sign, you might be interested in these silhouettes
Born 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, & 2010
Tigers put up a strong façade – but upon a more in-depth look, they're a little nutty. If you're a Tiger, your good intentions are often just that. While you love organization and having a place for everything – sometimes, it doesn't always work out that way. Sound familiar? Tigers rejoice in furniture pieces that pull their weight and then some. This sign often searches for furniture materials that are cleaned easily and can mask a crumb or two. Tiger signs' are drawn to deep blues, gray sofas, white accents, and a punch of orange.
Looking for furniture that doubles up on function? Check these out:
Born 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, & 2011
Do you love being around others? The proverbial hostess with the mostest? Do you or your friends describe you as extraordinarily social and easygoing? Ask yourself this: What's the most important room in your home? If you answered the living room, family room, or any room where people gather… you were probably born in the year of the Rabbit. You're a master of coordination both in your social life and your home décor. Your love for organization and coordinating colors runs the full spectrum of reds, pinks, purples, blues – and every shade in between.
Need more seating for your get-togethers? No problem – check out our assortment of custom-made sectionals and choose a size and shape that's big enough to seat everyone.
Born 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, & 2012
Dragon signs are drawn to the arts. From dramatic curves to small details, your home is likely filled with unique items if you were born in these years. In addition to your, sometimes, eccentric furniture tastes, you love lush textures and materials like velvet and walnut accents. You proudly display your art collection throughout your home, even allowing it to be the accent throughout every room. Since your art collection covers the full spectrum of color, your furniture material choices stay within the more muted tones of gold, silver, grays, and white.
It's the little details that make the difference for Dragon signs; these styles feature small details worthy of even the most discerning of tastes:
Born 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, & 2013
If you cherish souvenirs and the memories associated with these special pieces, you might be a Snake sign. With your shelves of tchotchkes and souvenirs, your furniture pieces play an integral role in providing front row seating to view them all. Your tastes are eclectic and unique – your sofa should be as well! Picture this: Black leather sofa, sunshine yellow throw blanket, and a red velvet accent chair. If we're speaking your design language, you're going to love these pieces:
Born 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, & 2002
Those born in the years of the Horse love to look for inspiration from all over. Always willing to read up on the latest trends and styles, Horse signs are avid listeners to people's suggestions. Their dream homes mirror their willingness to change with sprawling open concept spaces that allow for rearranging at a moment's notice. Those born within the Horse years often shop for minimalist and modern pieces that emphasize their ability to adapt. Like in nature, colors of yellows and greens are often spotted scattered throughout their spaces.
Here are some of our favorite pieces that adapt to their environment
Born 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, & 2003
If you like to keep your social circles small, you may have been born in the year of the Sheep. These Sheep signs aren't followers of trends, but instead, they stick to what works for them. While they're huge fans of the Hygge trend, they are creatures of habit – that is, once a piece functions the way they want, it's often found in multiple places within their home. Their furniture can be found in a multitude of colors from greys to aubergine, but it all depends on what they feel works in their homes.
Our most popular design is the Skinny Fat collection, and it comes in multiple configurations, from sectionals to accent chairs.
Born 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, & 2004
Monkey signs, much like Tiger signs, crave furniture that can quickly transform into something else. Quick to reinvent themselves and their spaces, this sign rarely settles, and desires change every so often. Likewise, they look for colors that can exist in multiple areas within their homes, like classic off-white, navy blue, and beige.
Those born in the year of the Monkey might like:
Born 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, & 2005
We'll just come out and say it – if you were born in these years, you're as Type A as they come. You like things organized, structured, and slick. Everything in your home serves a dual purpose; if it sits within the confines of four walls, it better work as hard as you do. From accessories to decorations, you zoom in on the details like no one else. In terms of furniture – you look for practical solutions, and fabric colors are no different. You likely look for furniture pieces that fall into the realm of "goes with everything," like beiges, browns, and off-whites.
Keeping that in mind, we think you may like our assortment of sleeper sofas!
Born 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, & 2006
Unlike most dogs, if you were born in any of these years, you're likely very private and introverted. You focus on the more intimate spaces in your home to show off your design prowess. You look for pieces that speak to you personally and focus on spaces that serve you exclusively: your bedroom, en suite bathrooms, and the like. Having this self-centric focus, the colors of furniture you prefer are your personal favorites.
Take a look at our collection of customizable bed frames – we're sure you'll find something that's uniquely you.
Born 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, & 2007
You love a good conversation shared amongst those you keep closest to you. Being a social creature, you love working with others to create the spaces of your dreams. Rarely one to cause an argument, you're the master of compromise. But, deep down, you love to focus on the spaces in your home that need a little extra nurturing – like your forgotten living room. You're drawn to a pleasing color palette that's not offensive – sticking with neutrals of gray, beige, browns, and warm tones.
There's no place like home, so make it your own – shop our collections to find the perfect piece that speaks to your tastes. You're the tastemaker.