At MyDomaine, we believe that your home should be your sanctuary-and our resident horoscope expert, Amelia Quint, does too. In this series, she reveals how to add zodiac-inspired touches to your abode. From Feng Shui tips to advice on making the most of each astrological season, she gives a grand tour of all things astrology in the living room, kitchen, and more. Read on for the best way to align your space with the stars.
What Defines Gemini Style?
Gemini season always feels like a breath of fresh air-which makes perfect sense, since its the first air sign of the zodiac! This sign is playful and lighthearted, which is always an energizing change of pace after slow and steady Taurus. If there's one thing to remember when it comes to Gemini energy, it's to always have fun and never take things too seriously. Whatever your style, be sure to let your sense of humor shine through.
When it comes to your designs, this is your cosmic opportunity to play and experiment with things you never thought you'd try. This sign is a maximalist at heart, so don't be afraid to make some bold design shifts over the next 30 days! Whether it's exploring a more whimsical color palette or adding pops of pattern to your home, now's the time to do it. There's no other sign with more diverse tastes than Gemini, so if it looks good, you can get away with just about anything now.
If you're a Gemini, you're naturally drawn to styles that reflect your sign. In fact, you probably already have a lot of them in your space! It's smart to add some of these elements to your space if you have your moon, Venus, or rising sign in Gemini, too. Not a Gemini type? You'll still get a major energy boost from incorporating a few of these themes into your home for the next 30 days, and beyond. It's a win-win for every sign of the zodiac!
Your Gemini Season To-Do List
If you've been considering getting a new gadget or appliance to streamline your home, this month is perfect for that! Gemini is both super tech-savvy and insatiably curious, which means you're sure to enjoy whatever you choose. For best results, get something that you know will benefit you in the long-term, like smart lightbulbs or an eco-friendly thermostat.
Most of all, you'll want to make sure your space is optimized for social gatherings since Gemini is associated with your friend group and the local community. This season starts on May 21, just in time for Memorial Day cookouts and pool parties, so it's a good idea to arrange your living area to accommodate bigger groups than you're used to hosting. "The more, the merrier," definitely applies here!
In The EntrywayPAOLA MATHГ‰
Since your home's entryway is the first thing people see when they enter your space, it should be as vibrant as you are. Wallpaper in an unexpected pattern, like a colorful floral or bold stripe, is a total Gemini move that will make a major statement. It's playful, while still offering a sophisticated first impression, just like your sign. Accent the area with fresh flowers, and you'll be all set!
If you don't want the commitment of changing a whole wall, consider adding a wall shelf where you can display any collections you're especially proud of. Gemini is the magpie of the zodiac and loves to collect bright, shiny things, whether they be crystals, modern art, or trinkets you've gathered during your favorite vacations. If you're feeling ambitious, you could even turn it into a succulent garden.
The simplest solution for a Gemini entryway is an oversized piece of art. You love things that are larger than life, even more so if it can convey something about your love of pop culture. A poster for your favorite movie is a great option, as is a selection from one of your favorite artists. That way, you'll have an amazing conversation starter as soon as your guests walk in!
In The Living RoomJESSICA HELGERSON INTERIOR DESIGN
Above everything else, vibrant color is an absolute must for the Gemini-inspired living room! Grab a roller and paint the walls a warm hue that you know will invigorate your social gatherings. Think Caliente, a spicy red-orange that was named Benjamin Moore's color of the year. Other options? Choosing vivid shades for your curtains or sofa can create the same energizing effect.
Eclectic Gemini loves all things mod, so mid-century modern furniture can add a dose of 1950s chic to any living room. Whether it's a Danish chair or architectural seating, make sure you have a comfortable spot to do this sign's favorite activity: reading! Pair these pieces with plastic lighting and your space will start to feel like an episode of Mad Men in no time.В
Gemini is obsessed with pop culture, so no space for this sign would be complete without somewhere to consume media. Consider a console table with a vinyl record player, a stylish TV stand, or a simple Amazon Echo speaker that can fill the room with your favorite podcasts and songs. Even better, invite your social circle over for a watch or listening party!
In The KitchenВ KRISTIAN WALKER
For Gemini, the kitchen is all about convenience. You love a good cooking gadget that will make your domestic life more manageable, no matter how weird it might seem. A pasta cutter? Check. Shaped popsicle mold? You're all for it! Even better, countertop storage containers both look amazing and will help you keep even the most obscure ingredients straight.
Gemini moves a mile a minute, and what's most likely the fuel for their fast pace? Coffee! They're no strangers to caffeine, so a quality espresso maker that can give them a morning (or afternoon) jolt is an absolute must-and something the rest of us could definitely get behind, too. If you're going to splurge, choose one that allows you to steam your milk at the same time and become your own barista.
Speaking of socializing, nothing keeps the conversation flowing like a great cocktail! A beautiful bar cart is the ultimate in Gemini decor, especially one that's well stocked with your favorite liqueurs. The more exotic, the better! While you're at it, be sure to invest in some reliable bar tools to make your drinks with. A quality shaker will make you feel like James Bond when you're serving your martini shaken, not stirred.
In The Dining RoomCOURTESY OFВ FANTASTIC FRANKВ
When it comes to Gemini dining, communication is everything. That's why a round table is a perfect choice for a dining room inspired by this sign. It instantly sets a conversational tone and lets everyone see each other face-to-face without having to stick to who's on either side. Gemini can be a little rebellious, so take a page out of their book and break with the traditional long table style.
If there's one dining room accessory that encapsulates Gemini's style, it's colored glass. Its eclectic style looks both vintage and fresh all at once, just like the sign itself. Use it to give more formal or minimal place settings a springtime update. A deep red sets an intense tone, while jadeite has a cooler, more relaxed feel-and keeps with the mid-century theme!
An abstract vase can instantly refresh an outdated dining table. An asymmetrical shape, unusual pattern, or unexpected texture makes Gemini's outside-the-box energy the centerpiece of the room without overwhelming the space or distracting guests. If you've been feeling like your home needs a bit of a style refresh, this is the perfect, low-pressure starting point.
In The OfficeSARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL
Since Gemini is the sign of both curiosity and communication, you'll have a lot more ideas swirling around in your head than usual. The trick is catching those ideas before they float away! That's why organization and editing are hugely important now. Even if you think you need more dГ©cor, cutting out distractions in your home office will make a massive difference. A little minimalism in this room is a good thing, at least for the next 30 days.
If you're feeling stuck at your desk, a few houseplants are a quick fix to help open up the space! They'll also help clean the air, which will keep you chill and focused while you're hard at work. Since Gemini is an air sign, fresh air is even more important now! A few of our favorite plants for beginners are the snake plant and the philodendron. They'll make your desk look totally Pinterest-worthy.
No Gemini-inspired home office would be complete without a bookshelf. This sign loves the written word, so grab your favorite novels and magazines and give them a new home here. It gives people who pass through a glimpse into your inner creative world. If you're not a big reader, you can deck the shelves out with photos or other mementos to motivate and inspire you if your work hits a snag.
In The BedroomSARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL
Gemini is symbolized by twins, so displaying things in pairs is a great way to bring this sign's energy into your space! It's also a tried-and-true Feng Shui trick for attracting romance into your life, so be sure you're ready to step up your love game before adding this to your decorating repertoire. Even better, choose pairs that have some connection to love already, like rose quartz crystals or matching candles.
We've already mentioned that Gemini is a dedicated reader, which is why a reading lamp is a necessity for any bedroom inspired by this sign. The best part is that you don't have to break the bank to make it happen. Even an IKEA floor lamp can look totally elegant and be versatile too, just like the Geminis out there. Just make sure you don't stay up too late digging into your latest book!
When it comes to the fabric in the Gemini bedroom, think in terms of texture over specific styles. The ideal Gemini bedroom is a feast for the senses, with a variety of options when it comes to feel. Think feather pillows and a down duvet with a natural rug and velvet top cover. Bonus points if you combine them with a surprising pattern or color, like a wild ikat or geometric print.
In The BathroomJEFF MINDELL ; DESIGN: STUDIO DIYВ
Because the Gemini mind is always racing, proper relaxation is a must. An aromatherapy candle is the essential first step creating an atmosphere where you can actually de-stress and let go of your worries. An herbal scent will trick your brain into thinking you're at an expensive spa when you're right at home. Mint is associated with Gemini, and modern magical remedies say it attracts wealth too!
If you want to upgrade your bathroom, statement tiles appeal to Gemini's pattern-heavy aesthetic. Whether you opt for a rustic terra cotta or a friendly hexagon style, it's the perfect way to add interest without going overboard. If you're feeling brave, follow the rest of the Gemini home's lead and opt for a bold, cool color like emerald or sapphire.
A curved mirror is a great style upgrade if you aren't looking for something permanent. Gemini loves to do the unexpected, so in that spirit, an oval or rounded rectangle feels fresh and gives your bathroom a modern appeal. It's also a great callback to the mod looks they love so much. Even a small makeup mirror on your vanity in the same style can add some playfulness to your getting-ready routine.
Up next: Here's what's on the docket this month for your sign.