Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Balanced Feng Shui Interiors

Yesterday, I wrote about how I approached Feng Shui as a way to reach balance for yourself.

No surprise that balance is very important in Feng Shui itself :

1. Balance between textures (wood, metal, glas, textiles, etc.)

In Feng Shui, you have five main elements : Water, Wood, Metal, Earth and Fire. These elements can be present by themself or by some particular texture.

Water can be expressed with glas, cristal or mirors. Fire can be expressed with anything coming from an animal (like skin or leather).

2. Balance between colors (warm tones, cold tones, earth tones, black and white)

In Feng Shui, it's recommanded not to over-use colors in your interior. Also, you have to be carefull in balancing colors, including the natural color of some textures (warm tones for leather or wood and cold tones for silver or glas).

Some colors also represent an element. Like dark blue or black represent water... It has to be taken into account : try not to use to much black if water is already very present or use it when it's not present yet.

3. Balance in shapes (vertical, horizontal, angles and curves)

In Feng Shui, each shape represent also an element. Horizontal shapes represent the stability, the Earth. The verticality represent the water (downwards) or the wood (upwards). Round shapes represent metal. Waves represent water (obvi). Fire can be represented by a triangle.

In general, Feng Shui doesn't like angles or corners...

Credit : Erin Gates

4. Feminine vs. masculine

Just like in the balance between the ying and the yang, feminine an masculine are very important in Feng Shui. Try to keep them balanced. For example, you can balance the feminine side of a very curvy shape with a moody, masculine color.

Credit : Emily A. Clark

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