If you’re wondering how to live well in 2011, don’t underestimate the power of your home decor to change your life. A great space can shoot your life energy, confidence, focus and self-esteem through the roof.
It’s said that our environment reflects our internal state. Whether chaotic or meticulously organized, sweet and homey or an industrial loft space, our house not only says a lot about who we are but -- if it truly reflects us -- we also feel more ‘at home’ with ourselves.
What qualities of your being could use a little focus and attention in 2011? Pull any underwhelmed but vital strengths into your home decor! The planets can help.
You have plenty of individuality and are a naturally confident person with lots of personality; this needs to be reflected in your space so you feel more yourself. You want your home to be a showstopper. A room should revolve around a signature piece of art, a chandelier, or even a great rolling beverage cart owned by your great Aunt Bertha. Conversation pieces serve you well, especially if they have a story behind them. Bright cheery colors bring on the optimism, keeping you sunny and chipper.
You prefer hanging at home rather than going out, and your perfect day always involves a measure of nourishment and warmth. You recharge and rest at home so you really want to honor your need to create a safe haven, a combo of dreamy romance and comfort. The kitchen and dining room are your domain, and because your home is where your heart is, you of all people need to personalize your space. Country French, shabby chic and period romantic all suit you. Shelves for your cookbooks, teapots, etc are a must!
You need beauty like the flowers need the rain, for without something beautiful and inspiring to rest your eyes on, you can feel out of sorts and not understand why. When people drop by for a visit, first impressions matter deeply to you because you need to convey harmony and love. Easy elegance, artistry and earthy sophistication belong in the room you entertain in most. Pay attention to your preferences, your ‘uh-huh’ and ‘unh-unh’ when you’re looking at decorating ideas -- these never lead you astray. Art brings balance to your home.
You’d rather be on the computer, communicating or socializing -- doing anything besides thinking about your home. Because of this, your personal space may be the most in need of heavenly help! Decorating with Mercury will improve your overall efficiency. The office is where it all happens for you, so be sure to eliminate the clutter and streamline the energy (hide those computer cords). Get rid of outdated gadgets and put your CDs on MP3. Home organization can actually make you smarter, and a clean space allows you think better.
You are worldly and well traveled, and your space needs to reflect this. Or perhaps you’ve made a career or lifestyle upgrade and your home doesn’t reflect that personal success. It’s time to spread your wings and ask for more from life. Your home needs to reflect your spiritual and material abundance, so be expansive. Upgrade. Think about living in luxury, in an environment that truly reflects the spiritual richness that you feel inside. Think jewel tones, luxury Persian carpets and remodeling. Then go bigger. Marie Antoinette may’ve had the Palace of Versailles at her feet, but she also had her own personal cottage.