The One Item You Must Have in Your Bedroom, According to Your Zodiac Sign

published Feb 20, 2023
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The bedroom is an essential space in any home. If you really think about it, most people spend at least seven to eight hours each day there. Ideally, your bedroom’s look and feel will promote rest and relaxation while also reflecting your unique personality.

Stumped on how to decorate your space? The stars might have some answers. That’s right: Your astrological sign can offer insight into the kinds of objects, vibes, and aesthetics you find comforting, valuable, or pleasurable. For instance, a Venus-ruled sign like Taurus or Libra will typically favor pretty decor, while Saturnian signs like Capricorn or Aquarius tend to prioritize practicality.

Read on to learn more about the one must-have item for your bedroom based on your zodiac sign. If you’re familiar with your full astrological birth chart, also consult the blurb for your Moon sign, which represents what brings you physical and emotional comfort.

Aries: A water carafe

Oh, Aries… when was the last time you drank a full glass of water? As a Fire sign ruled by energetic Mars, you hustle hard, but the grind shouldn’t come at the expense of your wellbeing. Consider keeping a cute (and functional) carafe of water on your nightstand so you can get your daily hydration in as you unwind. It will class up your bedroom and encourage you to nourish your body — a win-win.

Taurus: Scented candles

As a tactile Earth sign ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and pleasure, you appreciate any object that activates your senses. Transform bedtime into a multisensory experience by lighting a scented candle or two on your dresser or nightstand. The fragrance will perfume your space, and you’ll enjoy the soothing visual of a flickering candle lulling you to sleep. Just be sure to blow it out before hitting the hay!

Gemini: A diary

As clever, highly sociable Air signs, Geminis practically invented overthinking. You may sometimes struggle with feeling too mentally wired to fall asleep. Consider keeping a diary in your bedroom to offload your thoughts and feelings before going to bed. You’re ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and mental processes, so you’ll rest easier after carving out some time to reflect on your day.

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Cancer: Plush bedding

With the ultra-sensitive Moon as your planetary ruler, you prioritize physical and emotional coziness. Cancer is represented by the Crab, and fittingly so: If you had a crab shell of your own, you’d crawl right into it. Honor your comfort-seeking nature by investing in luxe bedding that’s soft to the touch. The price tag doesn’t matter as much as the warm, soothing vibe it creates. (Bonus points for any bedding in the colors white or off-white, which are associated with the Moon.)

Leo: A full-length mirror

Leos aren’t vain, per se, but with the ego-centric Sun as their planetary ruler, they do care about how they look. This is especially true when they’re getting ready to leave the privacy of their own home. For your bedroom, a full-length mirror is a necessity. Mount your mirror to the wall or hang it behind your bedroom door — as long as you can see your outfit from head to toe, you’re golden.

Virgo: Your current read

Like Geminis, Virgos are ruled by brainy Mercury, so intellectual stimulation matters to you. Embrace your cerebral side by keeping the book you’re currently reading on your nightstand. Whether you opt for a riveting novel or scholarly essay collection, you’ll feel enriched (and in this smartphone-obsessed world, a tiny bit accomplished) after reading a chapter or two before bed.

Libra: Stylish storage options

As the other Venus-ruled zodiac sign, you’re a little bit obsessed with aesthetics. You’re also a gregarious Air sign, so you wear your clothing and accessories like armor as you navigate the world. Keep your bedroom organized with stylish, functional storage options for your cherished adornments — think woven baskets, velvet hangers, or accessory stands. You could toss your necklaces and rings in a random drawer, but wouldn’t they look so much cuter on a jewelry tree?

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Scorpio: Sentimental photos or mementos

Scorpio is a fixed Water sign, so you have a serious sentimental streak. You’re also incredibly loyal to the people who love and support you. Honor your deep capacity for emotional connection by decorating the walls of your bedroom with personal photos, mementos, or artworks made by loved ones. Others might not “get it,” but you’ll feel comforted by these tokens regardless of how aesthetically pleasing they look.

Sagittarius: A statement headboard

You’re an expressive Fire sign ruled by Jupiter, the bountiful, bombastic loudspeaker of the cosmos. Translation? You love to make a statement. Channel this quality in your bedroom with a statement headboard — think bold colors, materials, or silhouettes. This eye-catching piece will serve as the crown jewel of your bedroom, which is fitting, as Jupiter is traditionally associated with rulers.

Capricorn: Blackout curtains

With ultra-responsible Saturn as your ruling planet, you value structure and practicality. Upgrade your bedtime routine by investing in some blackout curtains for your bedroom window. As an Earth sign, you’re naturally more sensitive to sensory input from your environment. These helpful contraptions will block out any and all outside light, ensuring that you get the uninterrupted shut-eye you need.

Aquarius: A unique nightstand

You share Saturn rulership with Capricorn, so you also care about utility, although your zany Air sign nature makes you more creative. For your bedroom must-have, a one-of-a-kind nightstand is the way to go. Whether you customize your existing nightstand with a fresh coat of paint or use a found object in its place, you’ll enjoy the challenge of marrying function with your unique aesthetic.

Pisces: A dream journal

As an intuitive Water sign associated with escapist Neptune in modern astrology, Pisces are more likely than most to have vivid dreams. Embrace this tendency by keeping a dream journal handy in your bedroom. Your surreal dreamscape might inspire your next creative project, and at the very least, you’ll be able to laugh at the absurd situations your subconscious mind conjures up while you snooze.

February is Bedroom Month on Apartment Therapy! We’re sharing stories all month about bedrooms — from how to sleep in them, decorate them, make the most of small ones, and so much more. Head over here to see them all!