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The 2019 Curbed design horoscope

New year, new you, new interior design resolutions

While it doesn’t take the New Year to start fresh, set goals, and embark on a path of improvement, what better time is there than the present—starting with your home?

We’ve forecasted the year’s biggest design and decor trends and paired them with each zodiac sign so you can discover which moves are best attuned to your cosmic disposition. And for extra credit, sign up for Curbed’s Small Fix newsletter, which dispenses tips for easy interior design upgrades anyone can do regardless of astrology.


(March 19–April 19)

This fire sign is known for its boldness, energy, and passion. Channel these qualities through daring ’80s-inspired floral bouquets filled with unexpected blooms that will remind you of who you are. Think: glossy anthurium, voluminous pampas grass, and prismatic heliconia.


(April 20–May 20)

Fill the need to be surrounded by beautiful things with a new piece of fiber art—a decorative piece that appeals to Taurus’s materialistic tendencies. We love Himo Art’s brilliant ceramic tassels.


(May 21–June 21)

Invest in a bar cart, like this midcentury-style design, to keep your social and playful energy going through the year. Stock it with various tinctures, shrubs, and bitters for cocktails and mocktails that offer a new way to explore your creativity.


(June 21–July 22)

Cancers are the zodiac’s homebodies. So this year, set out to finally improve the one place at home where we all spend the most time: our beds. Upgrade sheets and comforters—we like options from Snowe and Buffy—to add much-needed softness that will keep you cozy for years to come.


(July 23–August 22)

Brimming with pride, Leos love being the center of attention. We suggest an oversized decorative mirror to play into the Leo’s vain tendencies—and to add the theatrical illusion of more interior space. Bower’s Arch is a handsome choice, as is Umbra’s (more affordable) minimalist Hub design.


(August 23–September 22)

Self-improvement comes naturally to Virgos, who are known for perfectionism and logic. This year, we suggest channeling more of your emotive side by organizing your home KonMari style. Do your belongings bring you joy? Try watching Marie Kondo’s buzzy Netflix series for a primer on how to systematically declutter.


(September 23–October 22)

Balance and harmony can be expressed in many ways at home, like how your furniture is arranged or the color palette you choose. But we suggest making it part of your lifestyle this year by beginning a coffee or tea ritual. A dashing new set of mugs and a kettle is a perfect place to start. Try Hasami for mix-and-match porcelain in delicious earth tones or Hay for punchier options.


(October 23–November 21)

In case you haven’t heard, black is the new black in architecture. For interiors, this trend is perfect for the mysterious and emotionally intense aura of a Scorpio. Try blanketing a whole room in black for an assertive design move. The effect one can achieve through a coat of black paint can be wonderfully textured, as the work of interior designer Nicole Hollis shows. Here are a few excellent black paint options to try.


(November 22–December 21)

Thrill-seeking Sagittarius is all about exploring the world. To bring that wanderlust indoors, we suggest framing photographs from travels and creating a gallery wall or picture shelf themed around adventure. Try off-the-shelf frames or splurge on a service like Framebridge.


(December 22–January 19)

A workaholic, takes-care-of-business type like Capricorn needs a proper home office. Perhaps a new desk, a task lamp (how about this cutie from Anglepoise?), and organizers (we like Poppin’s lineup) to further hone the unwavering focus for which you’re known?


(January 20–February 18)

Plants have been shown to alleviate stress and help clean indoor air. Harnessing their healing capabilities is a major power move for the nonconformist Aquarius. And today, it’s easier than ever or order plants (try crassula umbella for an eccentric accent) and pots (like this kooky ceramic option) online.


(February 19–March 20)

The way someone decorates their home reflects their inner spirit and emotion. But take it one step further and channel those sensibilities through scent, one of the latest trends in making a serious design statement. For a splurge, try Le Labo’s $600 aromatherapy diffuser. And you can’t go wrong with Muji’s classic ultrasonic diffuser.

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