How To Decorate Your Patio Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The study of astrology is rooted in the idea that the date, time, and place of your birth play a role in your personality. Broken up into four different groups of fire, water, earth, and air, the zodiac contains 12 different signs, starting with Aries and ending with Pisces, per New York Post. While an ancient study, it provides a fun and unique way to explore ourselves and those around us.

Since each zodiac sign is said to have a different set of characteristics and personalities, it would make sense that each sign would have different tastes and preferences. That being said, using astrology to help make decisions when it comes to making your house a home can have amazing results. According to Old North State Landscape Development, having an outdoor living area makes a huge difference because it increases the amount of space your home has and coaxes you to spend time outside. If you're looking to increase your vitamin D and spend more time outside, keep reading for our guide on how to decorate your patio based on your zodiac sign!

Aries can stay active with an outdoor gym or workout space

Born between March 21st and April 19th, Aries is a fire sign and the first of the zodiac, per PureWow. In addition to being passionate and impulsive, Aries is also known for being very motivated and driven. Once they set a goal, they are determined to achieve it. However, the sign of Aries is also associated with being rather intense and quick to anger, meaning they definitely need a safe space to blow off steam and work toward a larger goal.

That being said, an outdoor gym space is a perfect addition to an Aries' home. According to Home Gym Resource, some benefits of creating an outdoor gym include having premium access to fresh air, freeing up more space inside the house, and being able to get your daily dose of sunlight while working out. While putting a treadmill outside probably isn't the most practical of ideas, you can do everything from weights to pilates to yoga in your outdoor gym.

If you're a Taurus, create an inviting outdoor dining area

Given their love for great food, good company, and endless luxury, an outdoor dining area on the patio would be perfect for an earthy Taurus. According to Co –- Star, the Taurus season occurs between April 19th and May 20th. Though they tend to over-indulge, Tauruses also have great taste, ensuring that everything in their lives is as high-quality as possible. However, one of their more negative traits is that they can easily lose motivation or get lazy by surrounding themselves with lavish distractions.

If you're a Taurus who wants to throw the best dinner parties, investing in a nice outdoor dining set is the first step you should take. However, before purchasing anything, it is imperative to know how big you want your table to be, the location of the dining area, and what style you are going for (via The Spruce). From setting the table with formal plates and glasses to throwing a casual BBQ in the summer, using your patio for outdoor dining opens the door to an endless array of social gatherings.

Geminis can use wicker furniture and hanging lights to create a tranquil patio

Geminis are the first air sign of the zodiac and are born between May 22nd and June 22nd. Per Cosmopolitan, Geminis have a reputation for being very talkative, calculated, and intelligent. Represented by the twins, Geminis are said to have two sides to them, making them very dynamic yet unpredictable. Though they are often misunderstood or labeled as difficult, a balanced Gemini makes for a wonderful partner or friend, and they can give great advice.

Since Geminis need to have a place to meditate or relax in comfort, they should make their patio an inviting oasis of wicker furniture and vibrant greenery. In addition to being durable and able to withstand more tumultuous weather, wicker furniture also has a beachy or tropical feel to it, making your patio relaxing and warm no matter what part of the world you live in (via Wicker Warehouse). From sofas to dining tables, you can create a very comfortable setting depending on how much space you have to work with.

Cancers can get cozy by adding a projector or outdoor movie screen to their backyard

As the first of the water signs, Cancers are known as the nurturers of the zodiac. Born between June 21st and July 22nd, Cancers are ruled by the moon, causing them to have mood swings and fluctuating emotions that can catch others off guard, per Allure. That being said, Cancers are also very loving and protective, willing to defend those who they love unconditionally. However, they are also prone to having anxiety, meaning an outdoor movie theater on their patio would create the perfect escape for sensitive Cancers.

While it may seem like a lot of work, creating an outdoor movie theater is very doable. Though it is possible to mount a TV outside if your patio has proper coverage and protection, a projector creates a more nostalgic and magical experience (via The New York Times). If you don't have access to a blank wall on your patio, you'll need a large white sheet that you can hang and project onto.

Leos can entertain guests with an outdoor tiki bar

According to InStyle, Leos are born between July 23rd and August 22nd. Ruled by the sun, Leos love attention and glamour, and they never pass an opportunity to be the center of attention. That being said, Leos can be a bit arrogant and over-the-top. However, they also have the capacity for unwavering loyalty and kindness that can make even a stranger feel special.

Since Leos love to entertain, they should go for a fun and funky tiki bar on their patio. Leos love to feel like it's summer all year round, so a tiki bar will add a tropical touch that these fire signs will love. From tiki torches to pineapple-flavored rum, your tiki bar should have a rustic and beachy feel to it (via The Garden Glove). While you can buy a premade bar, the best and most authentic-looking tiki bars have a lot of DIY elements to them. From making your own sign to adding vibrant colors to the bar itself, this is the perfect project for a Leo to get creative with.

Adorn your patio with lush plants and greenery if you're a Virgo

In addition to being very smart and aware, Virgos are also known for being very connected to nature and having an innate green thumb. Born between August 22nd and September 22nd, Virgos are earth signs that are grounded, creative, and a bit judgemental, according to Co — Star. They are seemingly able to juggle a million things at once, and always manage to get things done meticulously and efficiently. That being said, Virgos need a jungle-like oasis to retreat to and recharge in between tasks.

But before you start piling plants onto your patio, it is important to map out the best places for them to live. If you have plants that require a lot of sunlight, make sure that you have spots on your patio that can accommodate that need (via Country Living). If you have an outdoor area that gets little to no direct sunlight, create an herb garden or go for hanging succulents that can thrive in shaded environments.

Libras can create harmony with a monochromatic outdoor space

The air sign of Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, giving them an innate sense of beauty and harmony. Ruled by the scales of balance, Libras prefer to act as peacemakers to those around them, ensuring that conflict is resolved whenever possible, as noted by Cosmopolitan. Born between September 23rd and October 22nd, Libras appear very laid back and charming. However, they are a bit more particular and high-maintenance than they sometimes appear. That's why an organized and monochromatic patio will create a sense of joy and accomplishment for many Libras.

According to Techo-Bloc, monochromatic patios are far from boring. In fact, using multiple shades of the same color actually adds an element of excitement and pleasure, forcing you to get creative and put thought into each design decision. While neutral tones like gray and beige are most commonly used to make monochromatic spaces, you can also go for something more vibrant and fun, like pink or orange.

Scorpios should light up their patio with candles and hanging lanterns

Scorpios are very mysterious and unpredictable water signs that have a tough exterior. Though they often have a softer side, Scorpios can take a while to crack open and get to know, and they prefer to appear mystifying to others. According to Allure, Scorpios are born between October 23rd and November 21st. While a Scorpio might prefer to create a cozy cave for them to retreat to within their bedroom, adding some candles and lanterns to their patio fits their vibe.

However, adding candles and lights to your outdoor space does not mean you are trying to diminish the romantic and dim-lit ambiance of the dark (via Food52). In fact, Scorpios should avoid over-lighting their patio and instead stick to using candles and lanterns for a sultry yet relaxed space. While sitting down with Food52, event planner Jennifer Taylor said, "I'm a big fan of flooding everything with candles. Do a long table with dense candles all along it instead of flowers on the table. Candles can take the place of flowers often, especially if you've got a nice garden with a lot going on, or if you have a floral-heavy backyard."

If you're a Sagittarius, get the party going with an outdoor speaker system

Born between November 22nd and December 21st, Sagittarius is a fire sign known for being the life of the party, per Cosmopolitan. Between their outgoing nature and love for change and spontaneity, Sagittariuses should make their patio a place for people to gather, mingle, and feel right at home. Since the sign of Sagittarius also likes to feel free, a speaker system adds the perfect touch of liberation to any outdoor space.

While the decor is important for creating a party on your patio, loud music sets the scene and encourages people to unwind and feel comfortable. Being that Sagittarius tends to have many different friends, music makes it easier to blend your groups and loosen people up as they get to know one another. According to Lifewire, before you can start picking out your speakers or setting up your system, it's important to know exactly where you'd like to have them mounted. If you want them to be subtle and less noticeable, place your speakers up high in the corners of your patio. This way the sound will still be clear and crisp without being in the way or taking up space.

Capricorns can create an outdoor workspace so they can get fresh air while hustling

It is no secret that Capricorns can be workaholics. According to Co –Star, Capricorns are born between December 21st and January 20th, and they are the final earth sign of the zodiac. In addition to being motivated and hard-working, Capricorns are also very responsible, grounded, and particular. While they do have a nurturing side to them, Capricorns are easily distracted by work and finance-related issues, causing them to put these things above all else.

An outdoor workspace on their patio is perfect for Capricorns since it can remain focused yet get some fresh air. If you can't convince a Capricorn to put down the computer and smell the roses, the least you can do is give them a workspace next to some roses. While sitting down with House Beautiful, interior designer Kristen Krason said, "Just like you need a separate office in your indoor space, try to find an 'office' in your outdoor space — even if it's just a corner tucked away in your garden or a swing on your front porch. The tiny bit of privacy will help you get so much more done."

For Aquarians, try adding an outdoor fire pit and telescope for long nights under the stars

Though the water-bearer represents them, Aquarians are actually air signs, per Allure. Born between January 20th and February 18th, the sign of Aquarius is known for being very intellectual, quirky, and free-spirited. While they tend to come off a bit detached or cold, Aquarians are also natural-born humanitarians, and they often thrive in positions of leadership and authority. Since those born under the sign of Aquarius have an inquisitive and non-conforming nature, their outdoor space should encourage unique and stimulating conversation.

While they can be somewhat pricey, a telescope is a perfect accessory for an Aquarian's backyard or patio. However, if a telescope is out of your price range or you don't have enough open space to get a clear shot of the sky, install an outdoor fire pit where you and your friends can gather and chat over a glass of wine. According to The Spruce, gas-powered outdoor fire pits are actually quite affordable and easy to install. Whether you want a modern glass fire pit or a DIY clay fire pit, there are many options that will fit your space and aesthetic.

As water signs, Pisces should add a birdbath or water fountain to their outdoor space

Those with the sun sign of Pisces are born in the winter between February 19th and March 20th, according to Mindbodygreen. These emotional and intuitive water signs thrive in a peaceful and slow-paced environment, meaning that they should turn their outdoor area into an ethereal and magical space by including some flowing water. Whether it be a simple fountain, birdbath, or waterfall, the sound of running water will create a serene setting that is ideal for a solace-seeking Pisces.

While some ideas might be more complex and challenging to accomplish than others, pretty much any outdoor area can house a small birdbath. Though the water might not technically be "flowing" with a birdbath, it will invite a variety of critters that are sure to brighten your morning. If you have a larger budget and more space, go for a tiered water fountain that catches the eye and adds a slightly more grandiose touch (via MyDomaine). If you have a pool, adding a waterfall along its side is definitely a bigger project, but the result is stunning.