If you’ve been seeking inspiration for you bedroom or living space the Astotwins have got your back.
Home decor can be stressful and frustrating especially when it comes to our bedrooms. Being the place where we tend to spend most of our time, we naturally want the space to feel personal and intimate. Although, there are endless amounts of images on Pinterest to scroll through for inspiration it can be hard to narrow down ideas to just one aesthetic that really represents you. Therefore, maybe it’s time to look in another direction, one that you haven’t though about before.
For many of us astrology plays a huge part in our lives. We look to our star signs to tell us everything; who we are, what we like and why we act the way we do. So why not look to them for room inspiration or more specifically the four elements our signs fall into. The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into four elements based on the natural world:
- Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Each elements has it’s own aesthetic which are all very different. While there is a good chance you’ll identify with the element of your sun sign it may be that you also identify with the other elements based on the position of the planets when you where born. For example, your sun sign might be fiery Aries but with many of the planets in watery Pisces drawing you towards a more soothing style. Your tastes can also be heavily influenced by your moon sign (emotions and home), Your Venus sign (style and décor) and your rising sign (your appearance)
The Astrowtiwns Tali and Ophira (@astrotwins) are the queens of astrology and based off their years of knowledge, they have identified each of the four elements unique home aesthetic based on the different sign’s behaviours. This guide will help you find the right room aesthetic to keep you and your star sign happy.
So, what are the four elements style?
This element is loud, proud and not afraid to clash, fire energy wakes you up with a playful and eclectic jumble of patterns, vibrant colours and found objects. Like that loud but lovable friend, fire is always “too much” – but without its presence the room feels cold and empty. Fire can spread, so this style pulls from global influences. Warning: too much fire can toe the line between transcen-dent and tacky. Resist the temptation to put every trinket on display.
Get low… to the ground that is. For this element it’s all about the earthy tones with lots of wood, heavy furniture and warm throws for a sense of security. This timeless anchoring style invites you to sit down, sink in, and stay an eon or two. The earth vibe is grand yet tastefully done, with only a few chosen pieces on display and everything else somewhere stashed away. An excessive earth vibe can feel too planned and uptight. Done right, it feels like a warm and grown-up space.
The air element brings a cleaner, more modern and minimalist style That’s easy on the eye though (not always the most comfortable for sitting and sleeping) Air needs constant circulation, so this element favours lightweight furniture, sculptural pieces, hanging plants, tons of natural light and a spacious breezy flow. This style always begins with a clean white canvas. Caution: An overly sparse air vibe can feel like a modern art gallery instead of a home add a pop of citrus or muted hues such as mustard olive and burn orange as well as playful shapes to keep the space from becoming sterile.
All aboard the boho caravan! Sentimental water vibes invite you to ignore linear time and get lost drawing, dreaming, or DIY-ing (like your favourite Nook at grandmas where you dress up in her clothes and steal away to read a faded old book). It’s a vintage and mid-century modern furniture layered with homemade blankets or crochet cosies. Bed, bath and books are the holy trinity. Too much water can get stagnant, though. This vibe can feel dated or like random antique seller’s stall. Try grouping collections into zones to create a little order
Need more inspiration? For more room decor ideas inspired by your zodiac sign head over to our Carbon on campus Pinterest page. There you can find out what the best colour plates are for your sign as well as plenty more inspiring images! https://www.pinterest.co.uk/carbononcampus/_saved/
Don’t forget to check out the Astrowtwins website to find out more about your zodiac sign https://astrostyle.com
Written by Lauren Murphy