Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since this is the month of Gemini, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes bright and clever. If this isn’t your sign, think of a special person in your life that might enjoy a gift with the right touch instead. Learning what makes this sun sign special can give you a little extra direction when needed.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Astrology divides each sign into four basic elements: earth, fire, water, and air. These air signs crave distinction, so find knickknacks and clever curios for Gemini decor. They are rarely at home and their style changes in the blink of an eye. Their homes are full of energy and are directly correlated with Gemini’s being the ultimate multi-taskers. If you want to add plants, consider succulents or air plants, which need very little attention.
Color should be a major part of this fun sign’s home decor. Yellow is the signature color for Gemini, which consequently coincides with their bright personalities. Shades of mustard or gold are ideal, because they work so well with vintage and modern decor. Take a look at our Feng Shui guide on Health and place items in this hue where they will be most beneficial.
Puts the “Do” in DIY
Got 50 unfinished projects lying around? Our friend Gemini loves a good DIY, but their impulsive personalities can mean distraction. They aren’t afraid of color, so upcycling furniture with a fresh coat of paint is easy (and finish-able). The plus side to that is that they can change the color of paint whenever their little hearts desire.
Ever feel like you’re dealing with two different people? Gemini is also the sign of the twin, so be sure to place items in pairs. For example, a pair of mid-century modern chairs is better than a long chaise. You can customize a pair of Jens Chairs (currently on sale!) without breaking the bank. They were originally designed for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico and are available in a myriad of colors and fabrics. We personally love them in black leather, but we would never tell a Gemini what to do.
Try Bohemian Eclectic
One of our favorite traits of this air sign is their “little bit country, little bit rock n’ roll” aesthetic. A Gemini home is usually eclectic and mashes traditional with contemporary decor. Take a look at our tips for area rugs and consider trying the layering effect. Another idea is to forego the rugs altogether and play with patterns in floor tiling. Stick to the same basic color scheme and lay each room out differently. Mix contemporary furniture with rustic, or vintage decor, like these Tremont side tables via Mitchell Gold Bob Williams.
Go With the Flow
Take a look at our article on rainbow seating and change up your dining room decor. With their most likeable trait being responsiveness, a Gemini is mutable and extremely adaptable. Matchy-matchy dining chairs are a thing of the past! Dining chairs are easy to customize with our upholstery tips. Upholstering is another great Gemini-appropriate DIY project. If you just want the look, Anthropologie’s Velvet Elowen Armchairs come in a rainbow of colors. You can request fabric swatches if you want to be sure the color palette will work with your space.
Birthday Gift Ideas
Shopping for this sign that refuses to be pinned down? A Gemini is most likely to get a genuine kick from items relating to travel or communication. Read up on the love languages for a more focused way of applying travel to their gift. If their love language is Words of Affirmation, for example, give a thoughtful card communicating how much they mean to you. Geminis can sometimes feel pulled in too many directions. The best gift is to be less demanding of them and play at their same pace for the day!