We’ve teamed up with celebrity astrologist Sally Kirkman to understand how you should style your home entrance based on the traits of your zodiac sign.
Everything in your zodiac, like traits, lucky house number, key colours, and your signature style could be a guiding factor to choose the elements, colours, shapes, patterns, and materials to build your front door.
We’re aware of the new horoscope bombshell, Ophiucus this week – But Sally Kirkman reveals it’s been around a lot longer than we think – and doesn’t impact our current signs.
“There is a beautiful symmetry within the wheel of the zodiac and that hasn’t changed – there are 12 star signs, 4 elements, 3 modes, 6 pairs of opposites. It would destroy the symmetry if a 13th sign was introduced into the pattern and Ophiuchus doesn’t sit on the ecliptic, which is where the 12 zodiac star signs are located. So, your star sign hasn’t changed”, she says.
ARIES – (Mar 21-Apr 19)
Lucky house number: 1
Key colours: Red, representing courage, danger and passion.
Your signature style: You love to be trendy. Your impulsive nature forces you to seek simple, bold, and fuss-free designs. Since Aries heralds the spring Equinox, bright colours suit your fun personality. You keep on pursuing to unique styles to shock others. If you need something to just flabbergast your neighbours; a door could be the instrument.
Shapes and patterns: Go for strong and bold patterns. Consider sharp angles and asymmetric shapes for the door-frame. Avoid curved edges, like arches.
Materials: Go for metal or steel
Plants to pick: Get pointed, spiky plants such as cacti and aloe vera. Match these with red geraniums and roses.
Your perfect accessory: A chilli pepper door knocker
TAURUS – (Apr 20-May 20)
Lucky house number: 51
Key colours: Earthy colours such as green, rust, copper, cream and brown
Your signature style: You’re ruled by Venus – the goddess of beauty. Stuff related to aesthetics matter to you. You want your front door to attract and appeal to the senses. You’re a conservationist at heart and lives by habit. You love green. Nature is your true mother. A lovely cottage in the countryside your perfect home.
Shapes and patterns: Go for feminine shapes, curves and soft edges. An arched door would be perfect for you.
Materials: Go for natural, stout and long-lasting materials, such as wood or bamboo.
Plants to pick: Fragrant herbs, fruit trees, sweet-smelling flowers, lilies or jasmine. Match these with abundant foliage.
Your perfect accessory: A wind chime
GEMINI – (May 21-June 20)
Lucky house numbers: 2 and 3
Key colours: Yellow, along with bright, light, and airy tones.
Your signature style: You’re the sign of the twins, that thrives off duality. You see more than one in everything. Variety is synonymous to your fickle nature. So a mix of contradictory styles would be your preference. Your unpredictable nature makes you reshape stuff around your frequently.
Shapes and patterns: You love compact shapes and geometric patterns in tons of colours. You thrive off congruity, so two proportional shrubs at either side of your door are something you’re gonna love.
Materials: Light, functional, versatile materials, such as wooden panels in multitude of colours.
Plants to pick: Lavender and lily-of-the-valley are your top picks. Bright yellow daffodils and nut bearing trees are also suited to your sign.
Your perfect accessory: Butterfly motifs
CANCER – (Jun 21-Jul 22)
Lucky house number: 4
Key colours: Silver, white, and mother-of-pearl, as they represent the Moon.
Your signature style: Being a cancer, home is where your heart is. You find solace in cosiness and comfort. You adore the archaic look, thrive off worn out chic style and fanciful artefacts. Create a sense of history in your front door using old sculptures or junk yard remains. It’s kind of a pull back when you return home at the end of the day, and the front of your home should feel warm and welcoming.
Shapes and patterns: Go for curved half-moon shapes or circles representing the full moon. Opt for soft lines over sharp edges.
Materials: Get natural and vintage materials such as glass or silk. You love anything that retains and throws back the past.
Plants and flower: Go for delicate white flowers, such as tulips or lilies, surrounded by lots of deep green leaves and foliage.
Your perfect accessory: A ‘welcome’ mat lay on a piece of bleached driftwood
LEO – (Jul 23-Aug 22)
Lucky house number: 5
Key colours: Bright oranges, gold, and sunset pinks to symbolise the sun.
Your signature style: Being the superstar of the zodiac, your front entrance should be dramatic and drip style. It’s glamour that you thrive off and are drawn towards lavish status symbols. You’ve an expensive taste as your star is linked to royalty, and you often crave for gold and bling.
Shapes and patterns: Hexagons, pentagons, and 5-pointed stars. When it comes to patterns, animal print is your go-to.
Materials: Go for luxury pieces like stained glass that reflects the sunlight or colourful Spanish tiles.
Plants and flowers: Get some sunflowers, marigolds, gerbera, dahlia and safflowers.
Accessory to choose: An impressive gold door knocker
VIRGO – (Aug 23-Sep 22)
Lucky house number: 6
Key colours: Leaf green, earth brown, beige, and corn yellow reflect your love of nature.
Your signature style: Being a Virgo, you are detail oriented and are attracted to aesthetically pleasing stuff. You’re the crafts-person of the zodiac. You’re observant, precise and well groomed. Your front door should be a revelation of your refined choice, fusing your love of arts and good craftsmanship.
Shapes and patterns: You’d go after complex shapes and clever patterns. Diamonds and squares are great shapes of your choosing.
Materials: Ceramic tiles – as you’re practical by nature, you should opt for a surface that’s easy to clean.
Plants and flowers: Get small bright flowers, such as buttercups or daisies. Matching topiary shrubs would look great outside your door.
Your perfect accessory: A mini kennel for your pooch to clean their paws.
LIBRA – (Sep 23-Oct 22)
Lucky house number: 7
Key colours: Pastel colours, especially pale blues, light greys and subtle pinks.
Your signature style: Being ruled by the Venus, you are the style icon and the artificer of the zodiac. You love everything elegant, and harmony, congruity and balance are all your virtues. Your style is feminine than ruffled. You adore ravishing ornaments, along with peaceful and soothing decoration. Your manner is a mix of modern and classic, tranquil and turbulent.
Shapes and patterns: You praise repetition, so you should consider patterns that flow, or clean lines in colours that coordinate perfectly.
Materials: As you’re super stylish, you should use modern materials, such as aluminum.
Plants and flowers: Beautiful roses, preferably pink, along with bluebells, orchid, gardenia, and gladiolus flowers. The scent of vanilla is the essence of your sign.
Your perfect accessory: A tinkling Japanese water feature
SCORPIO – (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Lucky house number: 8
Key colours: Black and red. You may also consider deep maroon tones that are full of richness and flavour.
Your signature style: You’re passionate and therefore you often resort to rich and energetic designs that feel exotic. Gothic architecture lures you. The darker shades of life attract you and you usually acquire weird and eerie items from your travels, or from antique shops. Privacy is very important to you. So you would prefer a hidden door, perhaps under ivy.
Shapes and patterns: Mystical, alchemical shapes such as pentacles, pyramids, or even sacred symbols.
Materials: Go for rich and natural materials such as dark wood, leather and antique silver align with Moroccan culture.
Plants and flowers: Get exotic flowers such as peonies or a venus fly trap. Flowers that have a musky scent will satisfy your signs’ desires.
Your perfect accessory: Intricate, old-fashioned locks
SAGITTARIUS – (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Lucky house number: 9
Key colours: Purple, royal blue, vivid yellow and pillar box red. Your wild personality loves to clash them together.
Your signature style: You are a larger-than-life character and no small door would suit your personality. You like it rich while decorating and furnishing, which is a way unleash the prodigal and hedonistic side of you. The traveller and explorer of the zodiac, adventure runs through your vein.
Shapes and patterns: Go for bohemian prints and extravagant patterns – the bolder the better.
Materials: Use rich natural materials such as leather and wood will showcase your love of the great outdoors.
Plants and flowers: Pluck lush grapevines, or unusual foreign plants that will catch attention. Vibrant carnations and berried plants would go well too.
Your perfect accessory: A huge statement pot or exotic urn
CAPRICORN – (Dec 22-Jan 19)
Lucky house number: 10
Key colours: Brown, grey, navy blue and moss green capture your consertive nature
Your signature style: Capricorn is the star sign linked to history and tradition. You favour status and reputation over anything. Your appreciation for quality and antiques are unparalleled. Being a Capricorn, you could get the best front door in the neighbourhood, which would focus more on quality than making a style statement.
Shapes and patterns: You would go after traditional shapes such as squares, triangles and oblongs. Yous should stick to classic designs, such as stripes or checks rather than abstract patterns or prints.
Materials: Use dark wood, leather and stone.
Plants and flowers: Choose trees, shrubs and ivy, rather than brightly coloured flowers. However, if you do want to add some colour, scattered pansies or jasmine flowers are your best bet.
Your perfect accessory: A vintage timepiece
AQUARIUS – (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Lucky house number: 11
Key colours: Neon colours, particularly electric blue. Combine with silver for a true reflection of your sign.
Your signature style: You’re the most futuristic and bizzare star sign in the zodiac. You embrace new style and trend. They appeal to you more than old designs or antiques. You adore kitsch art and retro styles but could just as well embrace a space age theme, or futuristic design. Being a unique individual, you won’t want your front door to look like just anyone else’s. You love gadgets and will no doubt have a high-tech alarm, lighting, and doorbell for your home entrance. Abstract art also attracts you, along with distinctive, modern pieces that raise questions and provoke thought.
Shapes and patterns: Choose from zigzags and diagonal lines to peace signs and love hearts, you are an extremist –which means anything goes well.
Materials: Go for recycled plastic, vinyl and aluminum, along with locally sourced materials.
Plants and flowers: Use colourful tomato plants teamed with rich leafy green herbs. An urban garden would be ideal for you.
Your perfect accessory: A modern sculpture or statue
PISCES – (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Lucky house number: 12
Key colours: Deep blues, sea-greens, aquamarine and mauve. You also love translucent colours that change with the light.
Your signature style: You are the zodiac’s most romantic sign. You love subtle, soft, and ethereal designs. Dreams and nonconformity play a key role in your design philosophy. Pisces are sentimental and emotional beings. They are a spiritual. You love beaches. So scattering shells down your garden path or installing a beautiful water feature would accentuate your traits.
Shapes and patterns: Swirls and spirals, along with any cosmic shapes. Stay true to your sign by exploring a nautical theme.
Materials: Choose pliable, tactile materials. Use ropes to hang baskets and opt for natural elements such as driftwood.
Plants and flowers: Succulent water lilies, lotus flowers and cosmos, or how about white orchids by your doorstep?
Your perfect accessory: A mermaid water feature
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