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 Leo, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes bold and exotic. 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.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Go for the gold! When you think Leo, think exuberance. They love large, oversized art and home decor accented with gold. Keep things streamlined and modern and let the brilliance of a statement piece do it’s thing. We love the way Emily Henderson hung a gold-leaf Asian screen in panels. Gorgeous! You can find similar screens here. Gold also works well with soft pinks. Perfect combo for a Feng Shui bedroom.
If you love good company, chances are you’ve got at least one or two friends that fall under this sign. Leos are natural entertainers and love to cook. They are lovers of gourmet food and are the first to splurge on premium ingredients. They are natural hosts and follow the hygge tradition of having company over. A good set of knives by Wusthof or an end-grain cutting board will be well-appreciated gifts for this sun sign. No detail goes unnoticed!
Set The World on Fire
This fire sign is enthusiastic, expansive, and creative. A Leo home can greatly benefit from a modern fireplace offset by grand gestures. Rococo carved gilt mirrors or large works of art are gorgeous above or beside an understated mantel. Take a look at some of our fireplace Feng Shui ideas for more inspiration. This area should be a focal point year round!
Next, let’s talk about textiles. Our Leo friends tend towards rich, bold colors and luxurious fabrics like silk and velvet. A Pampa cushion or two made with 100% sheep’s wool are soft and sumptuous. We also love these velvet floor cushions by Christina Lundsteen. Every piece is handmade in Denmark and made to order. Look for them in jewel tones like plum, peach, and wine. One or two is all you need!
All That Glistens
No matter what, the space for this sign needs to be pulled together. The sun is the ruling planet for Leo (which they will be happy to know is the most powerful planetary influence). Make sure to keep a subtle balance and monitor decor choices so they aren’t overboard. Use design guidelines (like our area rug size guide) to help make decisions. The overall effect should be tasteful and elegant.
If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy
Throwing parties these days? Or is that just your life? A Leo is a natural pleaser and pulls out all of the stops for their guests. They love to use the fine china and elegant linens whenever possible. Take a look at some of our favorite Spring tablescapes for more inspiration. Gold silverware and dip-dyed linens are excellent choices. If you’re crafty, take a look at Designlovefest for a lovely dip-dye DIY. Fabric dye and heavy weight linen fabric are all that stand between you and your dream table setting!
Love Your Leos
Friends and family are always high up on the list. A Leo takes good care of the people they love most. Be sure to reciprocate as they are certainly deserving of it! When this sun sign’s birthday arrives, pull out all the stops as they certainly would for you. Remember, they love to be in the limelight, so be sure to let them shine!