- Carpet and flooring retailers, Tapi, have teamed up with Inbaal Honigman to reveal how each sign of the zodiac should decorate their home this Christmas
- Tapi has also revealed their top tips for decorating for Christmas
Can’t decide on how to deck your halls this December? Searches for ‘Christmas décor ideas’ on Pinterest have increased by +140% since 30th October, which suggests many of us need a bit of inspiration.
Preferences: Value speed and efficiency – Aries can’t spend days buying, unwrapping, and placing decorations!
Décor: Pop-up tree, with decorations already attached. Red tinsel reflects fire element and gives it some statement glitz.
Colour scheme: Aries are the fieriest of all the fire signs, so red should be a staple colour. Consider pairing it with black to make the red look more intense.
Preferences: Traditional and sentimental, Taurus love to pull out their childhood decorations every year. A vintage look is inevitable, to go along with the genuine antiques, for those born under the sign of the bull.
Décor: Christmas gonks, angel tree topper, candles, and a stocking-adorned fireplace
Colour scheme: Red and Green – The traditional Christmas look is perfect for Taurus, as they’re lovers of tradition and of the olden days.
Preferences: Gemini is all about the party so every room, especially social areas such as the living room and kitchen, needs to sparkle. Shiny, glitzy and joyful is their favourite aesthetic for winter.
Décor: Lots of glittering wall art, flashing Christmas lights, and a statement star tree topper. The glitzier the better! A large table was laid with buffet food and plenty of festive drinks for the party.
Colour scheme: Blue and Red. There’s no end to the joy a Gemini can feel, and they’re buoyed by clashing colours and loud seasonal tunes.
Preferences: Cancer love to be surrounded by family, so their festive decorations will be practical, wipe-clean and unbreakable.
Décor: A big Christmas tree to accommodate lots of presents for the family! The cosier the better, so guests can gather together and enjoy the festivities. Lots of picture frames with Christmas gone by, as well as plenty of board games for all to enjoy.
Colour scheme: old items fit with new items in a red and green aesthetic, so all the heritage pieces won’t look out of place.
Preferences: Leo likes to make a good impression – they even care what the neighbours think! Their Christmas display will be lavish, extravagant, and displayed by all the windows and on the front door and porch.
Décor: Outdoor lights display that will turn heads. Lots of trimmings in the doorway so that guests will be in awe! Plenty of statement Christmas artwork and a Christmas Tree with impressive lights and big statement baubles – and a big gold star on top!
Colour scheme: Green and Gold – Lux and bright are how a Leo likes to keep it. If it looks regal, they love it.
Preferences: Practical and neat, Virgo love having a clean home. Their styling will be minimalist, fuss-free, and easy to vacuum underneath. They love looking festive, but never messy.
Décor: Minimalist theme with no excess of trimmings. Tastefully placed candles and a Christmas tree neatly decorated to a theme – not too much sparkle!
Colour scheme: Earth sign Virgo loves a bit of green – it’s natural, it’s fun, but it’s also kind of neutral at Yuletide. Mixing it with gold feels festive and fancy, in a way that’s not too overpowering.
Preferences: Libra are stylish and elegant, and their look will be trendy every year. Keeping up with trends demands a lot of focus, so their main pieces will be timeless and neutral, and the rest will fit with their inevitably subtle colour scheme.
Décor: Tasteful and expensive-looking – Libra would never be found with an excess of Christmas ‘that’! Lots of elegant ornaments and warm lighting, as well as a few long candles.
Colour scheme: White and Gold – The most elegant sign of the zodiac, Libra, loves pearly white as a neutral. They enjoy the airy quality of a combination that is light, luxurious, and not overbearing.
Preferences: Scorpios love their interior décor to have a bit of an edge. Be it a black tree, a gothy vibe, or a single vintage star, they want their Christmas displays to be unique.
Décor: A black Christmas tree with gothic, vintage baubles and ornaments. Nothing too bright or flashy, and plenty of long, brooding candles to light the rooms.
Colour scheme: No other sign loves the eerie aesthetic quite like those born under the sign of the Scorpion. Red and Black – A darker aesthetic that just screams Scorpio. They love a stylish combo, but equally, appreciate the shadow side of life.
Preferences: Sagittarius are free-spirited and love to have fun, whatever the season. They want all the colours and follow their own tastes. With their love of travel, their Christmas décor would be a collection of ornaments from places around the world.
Décor: A Christmas tree adorned with a mishmash of ornaments from places they’ve visited. Lots of photos around the home from their travels, and some scented candles with smells that remind them of different countries.
Colour scheme: Sagittarius don’t like to follow rules necessarily, so their colour scheme would fit whatever their collection of decorations allows!
Preferences: Capricorns carry an air of luxury in all that they do. Quality is a whole vibe for those born under the sign of the Sea-goat. Their aesthetic is that of opulence and charm, so more is more! During the holidays they want to feel a billion times more luxurious than usual.
Décor: Their designer baubles and one-off trees are their pride and joy at Christmastime.
Capricorns should go all out at Christmas with unique and potentially expensive pieces that get heads turning.
Colour scheme: Silver and Gold – An air of luxury is never far from splendour-fan Capricorn. Their aesthetic is that of opulence and charm, more is more. During the holidays they want to feel like life is luxurious, times a billion.
Preferences: Aquarius’ are unique and creative, so their Christmas décor would reflect this – they’d have a cosy and busy home.
Décor: Unique, hand-made, nature-inspired, and ethically sourced. Charity is important to those born under the sign of the Water-bearer, so they’ll shop for decorations locally. A real tree with a quirky charm, and lots of crafty Christmas Gonks and ornaments around the home.
Colour scheme: Black and Gold – unique and welcoming are how an Aquarian likes to keep their household. A colour combination that’s very festive, but also almost neutral.
Preferences: Pisces care more about feeling joy at Christmastime than looking fancy!
Décor: Pisces want to decorate in a way that makes everyone feel happy at Yuletide and will go for quirky individual pieces with a colourful rainbow of lights. It’s a time for giving, for those born under the sign of the Fish. A large tree with plenty of space for gifts and lots of hanging lights.
Colours: Blue and White – A colour combination reminiscent of the sea will bring much festive joy to Pisces. Water signs love the feeling of being surrounded by the beauty of water and sea foam, even through the wintertime.
To help you achieve your dream Christmas interior this December, Tapi has complied 4 top tips on decorating for Christmas on a budget:
1. Add plenty of candles
Candles and pine are two of the most classic Christmas elements you can include in your home, and luckily these are really easy to find and use in unique ways. Cluster together pillar candles of varying heights to create a soft light on your dining table or side table, or place them in a line to bring in some of that soft, flickering light that we associate with warm and cosy nights.
2. Create décor from leftover wrapping paper
Leftover wrapping paper and cardboard from the boxes that your presents came in can also be used to make thrifty decorations, and get the whole family involved too! Make paper chains from wrapping paper or make colourful snowflakes to hang in your windows. You can use your cardboard to make snowmen or even a ‘Santa please stop here’ sign if you have enough of it.
3. Search Charity shops
Charity shops might be your best friend if you’re looking to achieve your Christmas aesthetic without spending big. Look for unique pieces that fit your style and need a new home – you’re spending less, and being more sustainable!
4. Prevent costly damage to your flooring
With all the fun of Christmas, you might also want to save money by keeping your floors in good condition – after all, no one wants to deal with scratches on your laminate from the Christmas tree. To prevent scratches on the hardwood floor, be sure to place a soft floor covering underneath your tree! You can also prevent pesky indentations in your carpet by placing a durable mat underneath the legs of your tree.
If you have a real tree that needs to stand in water, consider adding an extra layer of protection with a wide plant pot saucer to prevent leakage onto your carpet. Regularly vacuum and check around the base of the tree for any leaking.
Johanna Constantinou, Brand and Communications Director at Tapi, says: “Associating interior design with your Zodiac sign can be a fantastic way to discover your personal style. Doing this at Christmas time means that you’re injecting a bit of personality into the festivities, which is something your guests over the festive period are sure to love. We hope our tips inspire some ways you can achieve this, without having to spend big.”
To find out more on styling your home this Christmas, as well as protecting your flooring, visit here: https://www.tapi.co.uk/the-ideas-hub/lifestyle/how-to-style-your-home-for-christmas-based-on-your-star-sign