Capricorn season is bookended by two extreme vibes. When the end of December comes around with a big bang (and a crash), we’re in full celebration mode. We’re showing off our best outfits at holiday parties, we’re splurging on gifts, we’re getting a break from the grind of the last year. But by the end of January, we’ve shifted toward the austere and mapped out our goals to get us through the next 12 months. These various energies embody what Capricorn season is all about—celebrating how far we’ve come and, yes, being a little materialistic, but also having a vision of what we want to accomplish and doing the work to get there.
I believe that Capricorn is one of the more enviable signs of the home-decor?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=syndication&mbid=synd_yahoo_rss” data-ylk=”slk:zodiac.” class=”link “>zodiac. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, meaning they can initiate projects and tasks while remaining grounded and steadfast in their ambition. They know how to visualize what they want and not stop until they get it—an energy that we can all bring with us into the new year. If part of your 2023 resolutions includes renovating or redesigning, here are six pro tips inspired by a few of our favorite Capricorn celebrities and their homes.
Inherit a family (or someone else’s family) heirloom
Capricorns are deeply interested in tradition and family and have an appreciation for things that have been passed down from generations. While you’re home for the holidays, why not ask your dad for his unused record player, or your grandma for a dusty needlepoint that’s hanging on her wall? If no one has anything to share, you can always hit an antiques or thrift store and create a new legacy around an old item. Sienna Miller brings this mindset to her cozy English cottage—her home is literally from the 16th century and is filled with art and objects from her loved ones. Sienna mixes paintings from her godmother, a piano from her first boyfriend, and vintage 1930s lamps to create a gorgeous space that’s filled with tons of history.
Decorate in neutrals and earth tones
A messy, chaotic home is not in the cards for a Capricorn—they want their space to look clean and vibrant. Drag queen Alyssa Edwards notes that people think they’re going to be walking into “Pee-wee’s playhouse and Punky Brewster’s tree house” when they enter her Texas home. Not quite! She prefers a minimal aesthetic to balance out her wild lifestyle. Alyssa devotes one room to her wigs and costumes, but the rest of the house is painted in blues and grays with little decoration. NHL player Connor McDavid and his wife echo this sentiment with their cool, modern Canadian home that’s decked out in darker neutrals with the occasional fun twist of colorful art.
Upgrade your WFH desk setup
“Work Bitch” might have been written by Sagittarius queen Britney Spears, but it’s basically the Capricorn anthem. Caps have a tendency to be workaholics, so they need a great desk and chair combo to encourage maximum efficiency in their office space. There’s plenty of impressive items in Shonda Rhime’s opulent New York apartment—crystal light fixtures, ornate wallpaper, an extensive art collection—but she credits her success to two unassuming items. She calls out her simple yet classic desk and chair allowing her to write for hours on end. Just think: If you get the right desk, you could write the next Scandal!
Splurge on a timeless item
Trends come and go faster than ever these days—it’s almost impossible to incorporate one before it goes out of style. Stoic Capricorns aren’t ones to indulge in flashy items that will look dated in the next few months. Look for timeless pieces that might cost a pretty penny but are well worth the price. For example, Ricky Martin still has the chic dining room table he bought for his first home over 20 years ago. The wood table, which has traveled with him to multiple homes, fits right in with his sprawling, gallery-esque LA estate.
Go full adult mode
We all have fantasy versions of our future homes when we’re younger—I thought my adult bedroom would have purple shag carpet and pink inflatable furniture. But what are the things that made you feel like when you got it, you were finally a grown-up? For me, it was a fancy vacuum. For Nina Dobrev, it was a slim drawer that doubled as a spice rack in her 1920s Spanish-style LA kitchen. Figure out what screams adult to you and go out and get it. It might not be the most fun purchase, but the responsible Capricorn in you will be proud.
Show off your accolades
After working so hard, a Capricorn is sure to rack up some awards and accolades. Don’t be shy about showing them off! Turn one of your accomplishments into an art piece—put a trophy out on your bookcase, or get an important story you wrote framed. Or be like Tyrese Gibson, who has a fake Oscar on display in the den of his palatial Atlanta mansion to manifest his future win.
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