Upgrade Your Lion’s Den! Living Space Updates for Leo Season
In this recurring monthly series, we’ll discuss ways for the various signs to get inspired and make some changes around their most important spaces within the home. Regardless of budget or skill level, there are always small ways we can adapt our living spaces to bring about renewed inspiration, harmony, and energies to the places we occupy.
It’s officially Leo season, which means vibrant, confident energy that is infectious and enjoyable for almost every sign. Ruled by the Sun and born in the peak of summer, Leos are a ray of sunshine! Confident, proud and generous, this Fire sign loves to be admired - and their living spaces are no exception. Leos are very home-proud since entertaining is just a different stage for them to strut their stuff on. Read on for some fiery and bold ways for Leo to shine a spotlight on their home renovations!
What’s In for Leo?
Just like Leo thrives in any type of spotlight, a mantle is the best centrepiece of a truly gorgeous living room. Not only does it align with their inviting, confident vibe, but a mantle is a perfect way to show off mementos and accolades - which this Fire sign loves everybody being able to see.
Given modern architectural trends though, few spaces will have this feature. Worry not! A faux mantle is easy to install, and they come in a variety of materials and sizes to suit any living space.
While certain decorating trends are winding down, Aztec-inspired pieces are starting to gain momentum - and the bright, bold designs of this trend are sure to appeal to Leos cheery and confident nature!
With key elements like a turquoise, orange and gold color palette, cacti or succulents, and bold décor, this is a polished but warm and inviting decorating trend that is well suited to this social and giving Fire signs. Start incorporating this style with a boldly patterned rug, or new desert plants.
Though it may seem outdated or unstylish to some, velvet is having a bit of a revival right now. It is surprisingly chic, and traditional velvet (as opposed to crushed velvet) is luxurious and comfortable - which appeals to the sensual, decadent side of Leo that loves to be pampered.
If you want to start small, incorporate a throw pillow or curtain in a butter-soft velvet; however, if you’re feeling a little glamorous, which is a truer Leo fashion, look for a velvet chair or sculpted headboard covered in this luxe fabric.
What’s Out for Leo?
Overly Curated Looks
Given that they are such high energy performers, Leo tends to always be “on,” to feel as though they must be flawless - which can sometimes leave their friends feeling kept at a distance. In this aspect, a lot of Leo homes have been perfectly curated to present an image that they want you to admire.
Well, sorry to say, but it’s time to let that go! This Fire sign needs to embrace a less curated space, and show their softer, more genuine side. You’re still a star, in or out of the spotlight!
Often regarded as a power color for this Fire sign, yellow is a shade many lions are drawn to. However, those who study color theory believe it is also a high impact color that creates stress, friction and impulse control issues when used in heavy density in the home - yikes! For Leo to create living spaces that are still warm and cheerful without this frantic energy, try limiting your yellow pieces to accents and décor.
Still love large, bright pieces? Consider burnt orange or chartreuse instead.
Natural leaders with deeply social energy, Leos love to inspire and elevate those around them (as long as they’re not competing!). While inspirational art had its moment, it’s time to take down those generic, impersonal slogans and replace them with something truly uplifting.
This Fire sign always has a kind word to say, so try replacing your “Live, Laugh, Love” print with your own words of wisdom - it’s easier than ever to create custom prints online. Or, try an uplifting nature view that inspires.
Giving themselves time away from the spotlight is key to keeping this Fire sign balances, so creating a warm, welcoming home to relax in goes a long way - otherwise, their claws might come out! By creating this den of comfort, Leo can start each day refreshed and ready to share their light with the world.
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