Feng Shui teaches the importance of becoming more present and aware of your surroundings. In the practice of Feng Shui your home is metaphor of your life and the artwork you choose to display (consciously or subconsciously) is telling a story, conveying a mood, an idea and stirring up emotions.
Art is highly subjective and what inspires one person may be uninspiring to another. So this is why it's important to understand your intentions (the reasons) for why you are choosing to transform your home and life.
Below are Feng Shui principles to consider when choosing art.
Quick Steps to Choosing Artwork:
- Select artwork that is appropriate in size for the wall, the room and the furnishings. Even this helps to create harmony.
- To select the type of artwork, become clearer with your intentions for why you are selecting artwork in the first place. Is it to represent a change in love? in career? in health? Based on that, you could then move to selecting certain colors, shapes, artists, themes and more to help narrow down your choices.
- The act of choosing artwork and selecting the style and subject matter that peaks your interests is allowing you to get to know yourself. There is a deeper approach then just hanging artwork. It helps to visually display your values and dreams.
I’m personally not a fan of store bought mass produced artwork, which I did start off with until I graduated to a much more personalized touch and collection. The artwork that currently resides inside my home consists of pieces created by family and friends, art purchased from local villages and towns from my travels and artwork that I personally created. Each piece has a story, a rich meaning and strong positive emotional connection.
When was the last time you truly observed the story being told inside your home?