Happy Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon! I wish you health, joy, prosperity! 🙂 In this interior designer’s article, discover 12 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac and how to design a beautiful office or home office according to your Chinese zodiac sign.
In ancient Chinese zodiac, each year has its zodiac sign, whose reign repeats every 12 years. Therefore, in this Asian country, it is a traditional belief that the character, happiness, and even the appearance of the interior in which a person lives or works are determined by the year in which they were born.
The palette of colors that we associate with the Rat zodiac sign consists of blue, black, and white, while orchids are the favorite flowers of these imaginative people. A typical representative of this sign works in a comfortable office that’s optimally equipped and organized. The emphasis is on the meeting room design, which is very elegant so that members of the Rat sign in the Chinese zodiac can impress their many business partners.
Purple, blue, and yellow colors are characteristic of creative representatives of the Ox sign in the Chinese zodiac. Their favorite flower is the orchid – which they have in common with the previous sign, the Rat. Members of this innovative sign want to work in comfortable business premises, which are located in river or sea areas. They feel best in an office designed according to the principles of rustic style, with a decorative addition in the form of creative clutter.
Golden, orange, and green colors and furniture made of unusual materials will decorate the creative business space of members of the Tiger zodiac sign. The home and office interior design reveals the life story of these passionate people and their love for travel and adventure. Namely, the Tigers tend to explore their adventurous side the most when they feel that routine has taken over their everyday lives or work projects.
Representatives of this artistic sign regularly visit museums and antique shops. Their traditional view of the world is also noticeable when choosing classic-styled furniture in office design. The neutral white and relaxing green color, together with the carefully organized and tidy workspace interior, reveal the meticulousness and composure of the members of the Rabbit zodiac sign. The fig tree is their plant symbol.
The Dragons are often in the company of friends and business associates worldwide. Traveling and discovering cultures of the world is closely related to their lifestyle and their choice of profession. Members of this mythological sign will feel most comfortable in airy offices – designed following the principles of minimalism and Ethnic Chic Style. This combination of styles creates an eclectic office design that reflects their love for travel. The color scheme of the charismatic Dragon consists of turquoise, yellow, and black. Lotus is the floral representative of this Chinese zodiac sign. 2024. is the Year of the Wood Dragon.
Representatives of the Snake sign in the Chinese zodiac enjoy creative interiors. Precisely for this reason, their business environment is an artistic blend of vibrant colors and styles – with a soft touch of comfort. In fact, in the office of these sophisticated hedonists, many works of art are displayed, always in the most conspicuous places. The complementary combination of red and green is an optimal color scheme that makes the interior more energetic.
The Horses go from meeting to meeting and spend most of their time outside their office, so it can be said that members of this talkative sign do well on other people’s turf. However, it is important to them how their business interior is designed, and sentimental value is essential when creating the office design. They mostly choose furniture and decorations that evoke beautiful memories. Orange is the color of the Horse sign – the symbol of freedom.
Representatives of the imaginative Goat sign prefer attractive and unusually shaped objects, so their office is always a veritable treasure trove of decorative accessories. They can often be found in second-hand stores looking for furniture and decorations that resonate with them. The calmness of the Goats is reflected in the softness of the pastel pink and blue color palette of the workspace interior.
A stable job that gives them a sense of security is essential to members of the Monkey sign in the Chinese zodiac, and they consider it a refuge to which they always return after business adventures. Representatives of this resourceful zodiac sign prefer a global style in interior design, as they are fans of the diversity of ethnic expressions and white, gold, and yellow colors.
Designer and minimalist is the description of the work corner chosen by members of the charming Rooster sign. A modernly designed and comfortable office, equipped with all the innovations of technology, is the environment where the Roosters will think of ideas for new business projects. They are very tidy, and they expect the same from their colleagues. Pastel orange, yellow, and white – create their ideal color palette.
When designing their office space, the members of the Dog zodiac sign will try to be as economical as possible with both time and money. However, the furnishing will still be worked out to the smallest detail, designing a functional and imaginative office. Yellow, black, and blue colors, as well as many metal decorations, will create a decorative scheme for the office or home office of the idealistic Dog sign.
Members of the Pig sign are sensitive, so even their interior spaces reveal just that. Dark blue and black colors make the office or home office more serious, and a comfortable office chair, carpets, and an attractive seating set for clients bring a softness and a homely feeling to the interior design. In China, it is popularly believed that being born in the year of the Pig brings good luck and honesty.
Enjoy designing the office or home office according to your Chinese zodiac sign. 🙂