Photo courtesy Marie Claire magazine.
Here where Feng Shui By Fishgirl is headquartered, it’s freezing rain and very overcast today. So I’m looking for inspiration and color. Creativity can take my breath away. When I see something beautiful that also happens to enhance feng shui, I get a really happy feeling inside. This photo does that for me today. I might change my mind tomorrow, but today this is it. I know, I know, I’m always advocating headboards for good feng shui, right? That still holds true. But this painted wall takes the place of a headboard because
* It’s designed to lift your gaze –and the ch’i energy–upward which balances the bed and gives a headboard effect.
* It’s got an incredibly lovely scene of auspicious apple blossoms and birds and the sun—all great ch’i enhancers.
*The colors are lovely and especially so if this bedroom is located in the Love & Relationship area.
*There are two matching lamps bedside (always good in feng shui terms).
*The overhead light is covered with a round (yin!) paper lantern…very soft and a good solution to the feng shui problem of hardware over the bed.
Now to give credit where credit is due: I found this pic at Hidden in France and Corine found it at Marie Claire Maison and they found it was an actual chic new hotel you can stay at in Belgium.
Not sure where this pic came from but I love it--thank you!
Sometimes you’ll walk into a room where the ceilings are oh so high and it feels a bit overwhelming. Hanging art–balancing mobiles– or other objects such as the colorful paper lamps shown above will help your ch’i energy dance and circulate throughout the space. The room above even has a mirrored disco ball serving as a giant crystal to disperse the ch’i even more! Don’t be afraid of color–it can be playful and empower your Creativity & Future Projects Sector.
Stairwells are great locations for kinetic art like the hanging sculpture pictured above. Often you can find mobile art like this at museum gift shops…it doesn’t have to be expensive to help your feng shui.
Tibetan Prayer Flags
You can even use Tibetan Prayer flags to improve your feng shui inside or outside your home. Imagine that the owners of the first home pictured tacked Tibetan Prayer flags from the beams instead of lanterns? It would have a similar positive impact and raise ch’i levels accordingly.
Think of the space above when you decorate your home. Are your ceilings too high? Too low? Just right? How can you improve your space?