Dorm Decoration Ideas Based on Your Zodiac Sign

But finding inspiration can be difficult and it’s hard to know where to start when you’re designing your room. And on top of that, the space you’ve got to work with is limited.

If you’re stuck on ideas, you can pull inspiration from your zodiac sign. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Aries – March 21 to April 19

red lamp near laptop computer

  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Mars
  • Color: Red

As an Aries, you’re a natural-born leader that’s ready to take charge and meet new challenges. You’re a fiery soul and driven toward success, willing do whatever you need to achieve it.

Decor should be vivid and sleek, as you favor the bold and need a room that re-energizes and keeps you moving forward. Things to include in your room:

  • An accent rug that incorporates reds and oranges
  • Plain white, grey or black bedspread
  • Bright red lamp

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

comfortable white bedding

  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Venus
  • Color: Green

A Taurus is extremely determined and never gives up. Leading a well-balanced and peaceful life is important to you, but trying to achieve that can bring out your stubborn side.

You appreciate the finer things in life and your dorm should reflect luxury and comfort, even if that’s reflected in only small elements. Things to include in your room:

  • Comfy pillows
  • Soft throw blankets
  • Calming artwork

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

persian style lamp

  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Color: Yellow

Geminis are always looking to learn and enjoy fast-paced intellectual conversations. With your mind racing at a million miles an hour, some people find it hard to keep up. But even when others get lost while talking with you, your fun and witty side keeps them interested.

Your room should be inviting and full of eclectic items to inspire interesting thoughts and conversations. Things to include in your room:

  • String lights
  • A decorative lantern
  • A Persian rug

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

3D moon art on wall

  • Element: Water
  • Planet: the Moon
  • Color: Silver and white

You’re a lover, not a fighter. Cancers are compassionate and like to serve others. Your room shouldn’t be too flashy. Keep it warm and inviting so it feels comfy and cozy —perfect for relaxing alone or sipping a cup of tea with a friend.

Things to include in your room:

  • Moon wall hanging
  • Photo collage frame
  • Small tea set

Leo – July 23 to August 22

gold printed clock

  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: the Sun
  • Color: Gold

You’re all about flashy and exotic. Leos like being the center of attention and showing off your accomplishments whenever you can. Lucky for you, this makes for an exciting dorm room.

Bring out your wild side with animal prints and gold accents. Things to include in your room:

  • A lion painting
  • An animal print throw blanket
  • A gold alarm clock

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

organized bookshelf

  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Color: Green and brown

A Virgo needs everything to be pristine and perfect. In this case, organization is key — everything has a place and nothing is ever a mess. You tend to be a minimalist and keep only what’s necessary or makes you feel calm, making it easy for you to fit everything you need in a small dorm room.

Things to include in your room:

  • Labeled organizing boxes
  • Decorative wire waste bin
  • Small window plant

Libra – September 23 to October 22

room with carpet, bookcases and plants

  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Venus
  • Color: Light blue and pink

Libras are bubbly and outgoing and great for any party. You’re emotionally balanced and use your feelings equally as much as logic to make decisions. You see both sides to any situation and like things to work in harmony.

Transfer that balance to your room and help design elements work in harmony and symmetry. Things to include in your room:

  • A matching bed set
  • Symmetric bookends
  • A geometric rug

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

oil diffuser

  • Element: Water
  • Planet: Pluto
  • Color: Black

Scorpios are very emotional and deep. You have intense thoughts and conversations and look for every opportunity to reflect on your life. You don’t mind being in dark places as it invites you to meditate.

Your room should be a sanctuary where you can ask all of your deepest, darkest questions and come across answers. Things to include in your room:

  • Blackout curtains
  • A meditation pillow
  • A wooden oil diffuser

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 21

globe on shelf

  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Color: Purple

Always looking to travel and explore, Sagittarius is fun and adventurous. You like to dream big, especially when it comes to travel. And you love trying new things, whether it’s taking a new class, trying a new food or immersing yourself in a new culture.

Your room should represent your dreams and motivate your mind to wander. Things to include in your room:

  • A globe
  • A dream catcher
  • Travel souvenirs

Capricorn – December 22 to January 19

organized work desk

  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Color: Gray and brown

As a Capricorn, you’re all about working hard and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to advance toward success. You lead others effortlessly and stick to the traditional.

Everything in your room should be practical and help you in your endeavor to succeed. Things to include in your room:

  • A classy desk lamp
  • A cork bulletin board
  • Desk organizer

Aquarius – January 20 to February 18

abstract decor

  • Element: Air
  • Planet: Uranus
  • Color: Blue

Aquarius tends to be an independent forward-thinker and care about humanity. You’re environmentally-conscious and do what you want to do, no matter what others might say.

This opens it up for your room to have colorful abstract decor — nobody knows what to expect and you don’t care what they think, anyway.

  • Plants
  • Abstract artwork
  • A recycled T-shirt rug

Pisces – February 19 to March 20

zen garden

  • Element: Water
  • Planet: Neptune
  • Color: Light green

As a Pisces, you’re a constant dreamer. You escape reality any chance you get and have a wild imagination. You need to have a secluded oasis where you can express yourself.

Your dorm should be a private place that inspires creativity. Things to include in your room:

  • A zen garden
  • Airy curtains
  • A white bed set

Do what feels right to you

No matter what your zodiac sign may be, do what makes you feel at home. You can draw from your sign for inspiration, but in the end, your room should reflect you and what you’re comfortable with.

Not all design elements from your sign will fit into your vision for your dorm, so don’t be afraid to explore!

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Morgen HendersonMorgen Henderson is a writer who grew up in Utah. She lived in the Dominican Republic for a year and a half, where she was involved in humanitarian service. Some of Morgen's work has appeared in State of Digital, The Next Scoop and TechPatio. In her free time, she loves to travel, bake, master DIY projects and improve her Spanish skills.

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