How To Decorate Your Bedroom If You're An Aquarius

For those born between January 20 and February 18, you're an Aquarius! Though Aquarius is the water bearer, it is actually an air sign. Air signs are known for their intelligence and are typically well read, and have knowledge about many subjects, The Cut says. However, they tend to think with their head more than their heart, and aren't the type of sign to express their emotions, especially in a situation that requires confrontation (Aquarians would much rather pretend things are fine than tell someone how they actually feel).

According to Elite Daily, Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of unexpected change, realization, and life-changing breakthroughs. Because of this, people with Aquarius placements in their astrological birth chart are usually eccentric and quirky, which should be reflected in your bedroom décor. Aquarius is one of the most unique zodiac signs, and your bedroom should exemplify that uniqueness, so here are a few ways to make that happen.

Soothing color palette

As an Aquarius, you are ruled by the vibrantly blue Uranus, so it comes as no surprise that your bedroom should be painted in shades of blue, Colors Explained states. Blue is a universal color loved by many, which perfectly sums up this sign (Aquarians want nothing more than to be liked by everyone, and usually are). Aquarians also have a positive energy that makes it hard not to like them, so be careful when choosing shades of blue, as some may dim your optimistic look on life. As an example, navy blue is a color you should definitely stay away from.

To complete your Aquarius bedroom color palette, opt for turquoise, white, and purple pops. Of course, you don't need to incorporate all of them, but it's important to know you have other color options besides clear blue. You have the freedom to use one, some, or all of the colors; it's your time to demonstrate the uniqueness inside of your Aquarius soul.

Record player

Aquarius loves music, but you won't catch them listening to today's top hits; this air sign loves classic rock, alternative, and music from the '70s and '80s (think Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie), says the Coolangatta Hotel. Being the unconventional sign they are, Aquarians would rather listen to songs on a record player than a streaming service, so invest in a player you can count on. If you really want to exhibit your personality, try to find a vintage record player (nothing says Aquarius like vintage pieces).

Consider purchasing a large bookshelf to act as your record player station as a way to integrate the machine into your Aquarius-themed bedroom. Here, you can display your player and keep your records nicely organized underneath. Opt for a mid-century modern wooden cabinet if you prefer to keep your records hidden. This particular style perfectly emulates your inner child and really pulls the rest of your space together.

Tons of house plants

Chances are you're a plant parent. Aquarians pride themselves on being the humanitarian of the Zodiac, so you'll often find them planting trees and growing their own fruits and vegetables to give to others. They do so to better the planet (and to give themselves bragging rights about their environmentalism). Still, Aquarians also use gardening as a form of therapy, YourTango states, which opens up their creativity. Planting and maintaining a garden takes a lot of time and effort, which is why many Aquarians opt for houseplants instead.

Taking care of houseplants satisfies your inner humanitarian, so head to your local garden center and pick out something low-maintenance, such as succulents, aloe vera, or snake plants. These species are nearly impossible to kill, Lifehack says. As your green thumb improves, you'll be able to take on more challenging indoor plants, like orchids, fiddle-leaf figs, and, surprisingly, air plants.

Gallery wall

Because Aquarius has different interests than what others consider cool, take this opportunity to show off what you think is cool. Choose some of your favorite album art, framed movie posters, and thrifted portraits to hang on the gallery wall. Feel free to incorporate non-traditional pieces, such as found objects, to really make your gallery wall unique (think dream catchers and old records to keep in line with the free-spirited motif). The less structured it looks, the better, so don't feel obligated to make it uniform.

When creating a the wall, Emily Henderson recommends picking one large statement piece and working around it. Once you have your starting point, figure out where you want to place the other pieces on the wall. It's also best to lay everything out before you actually start hanging everything. This prevents you from taking things off the walls and re-hang them, creating unnecessary holes you'll eventually have to fix.

Unique statement pieces

Aquarians are known for marching to the beat of their own drum. Described as free-spirited and eccentric, according to Allure, they see the world differently than their fellow air signs, Libra and Gemini. They don't conform to trends, so you can expect to see their quirkiness reflected in their personal style. When choosing home décor, ignore everything you've read about current design trends. This is your chance to show off your oddities — what it is about you that makes you the rebellious Aquarius you are.

Hit your local thrift store for one-of-a-kind statement pieces you know you won't find in any other bedroom, such as unusual wall art, funky lamps, or shag rugs. If you need inspiration for your bedroom décor, take a look at homes from the late '60s and early '70s, which was deemed the Age of Aquarius, EarthSky explains. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to decorating your room; breaking them is what being an Aquarius is all about.