Why do so many people play it safe when they could be having fun instead? This photo from Hidden in France is an example of what I mean. Here we have very traditional furniture and room but because of the fabric/color choices, we’re looking at F U N S H U I instead of B O R I N G. Feng Shui By Fishgirl knows that home interior design is a highly personal decision. Before you decide on what your home should –or shouldn’t– look like, why not try putting together files of different looks? Have an Outrageous file, for example. Another file of Traditional. Eclectic. Asian. Colorful. Slightly Offbeat But Not Too Scary. When you’ve filled your files with photos from magazines and the internet, browse the folder with feng shui eyes. Let yourself FEEL the energy each look creates. How do you feel looking at a room filled with amazing art and bright colors? How do you FEEL when looking at soothing soft colors? Take the time to really get quiet and NOTICE how you FEEL. That’s a good place to start. Your home should reflect the way you want to feel while you’re living in it. If you feel more comfortable and more like yourself in traditional decor, then honor that and go with safety. If it makes you depressed, go for color! The important thing is to go with your gut to discover your own taste. After all, it’s your home not your friends’ or relatives’.