Decorating with Feng Shui

 In Art & Gallery News, Art News Links, Artists & Special Collections, Chris DeRubeis, David Najar, Guy Harvey, Patrick Guyton, Peter Max, Pino

Adhering to the practices of feng shui leads to harmony and positive moods in one’s life, but finding the proper way to include art without disrupting that flow can be difficult. To assist in finding that perfect balance, here are some tips on how to achieve feng shui with the art of Park West Gallery.

1. Choose art according to the feng shui energy you are in need of.

For artwork to be hung in the living room or office, look for images that portray activeness and vibrancy. For artwork to be hung in the bedroom, look for soothing or sensual images. Don’t hang artwork that suggests anxiety, sadness or hopelessness. This will only block the energy you are hoping to achieve.

  • When looking for artwork to create an energetic feel, Park West Gallery artist Peter Max’s vibrant and colorful artworks are sure to brighten up any space.
    "Flower Blossom Lady" (1999), Peter Max - Feng Shui

    Flower Blossom Lady” (1999), Peter Max

  • Looking for something more calming? Artist David Najar creates a peaceful and tranquil environment with his serene landscapes.
    "Start of Fall" (2012), David Najar - Feng Shui

    Start of Fall” (2012), David Najar

2. Be sure to keep artwork balanced.

This will create a clean look and will not overpower your energy.  Instead of scattered artworks, look for images that can coordinate and create a gallery feel. When it comes to creating a gallery, create space between each work so that they can also stand alone visually.

  • Dominic Pangborn offers a colorful variety of paintings on a large scale, sure to stand out in any room when creating a gallery wall.

    Gallery wall featuring Dominic Pangborn –                                                                                                                                                                          “The Horizon” (2015), Dominic Pangborn and “Vibrant Forest” (2015), Dominic Pangborn

3. The northern wall in your home corresponds to your career and success.

Choosing images with water elements will help to improve these areas of your life. These artworks can include scenes of oceans, waterfalls and even marine life.

  • Park West Gallery artist Guy Harvey will have you hooked on beautiful marine wildlife artwork, offering a glimpse into the depths of the oceans.
    "Hawksbill Caravan" (2015), Guy Harvey - Feng Shui

    Hawksbill Caravan” (2015), Guy Harvey

4. The south wall represents the feng shui symbol of fame and life (fire element).

Here it is recommended to hang artwork that represents the “Light Within.” This means finding images that depict what one wants to be known for or what they want to bring to the world.

  • Artist David “Lebo” Le Batard offers artwork with stories and narratives that lean toward hope or hopefulness, an expansion of his own pursuit for more harmony and consciousness in his life. However, he prefers to let the viewer interpret their own narratives.

    Heart to Heart and Soul to Soul” (2013), David “Lebo” Le Batard

5. The east wall is a place for hanging artwork that provides a symbol of health and life (earth and wood elements).

To enhance these effects, hang images that depict happiness and joy, or ones that remind you of happy memories. Poor reflections on your health and family will have a harmful impact on all aspects of your life.

  • Cherished memories are evident in the paintings depicted by artist Pino, reminding us of the importance of family and keeping those treasured moments alive.
    "Childhood Dreams" (2007), Pino - Feng Shui

    Childhood Dreams” (2007), Pino

6. The western wall reflects upon one’s creativity (metal element).

For art enthusiasts, hanging artwork that represent avant-garde movements such as cubism, abstract expressionism or even pop art, are perfect ways to push some creative boundaries and unleash one’s own artistic mind.

  • Park West Gallery artists Patrick Guyton and Chris DeRubeis offer a variety of paintings and gold or silver leafing on metal, perfect for fashioning a creative atmosphere.

7. Walls directly facing a bed should have images of scenes that inspire and make one feel more confident in their abilities.

The bedroom is a place where you can go to unwind, so it should make a person feel at ease. Any artwork that pushes against these feelings can negate the feng shui needed for healing at the end of a long day.

  • Simon Bull can inspire anyone and prove that love is the key as his canvases attempt to enrich the lives of those around him.

    “Place in the Sun” (2013), Simon Bull

The artwork that you hang in your space should mix harmoniously so that there is an overall balance between the elements. However, at the end of the day, one of the most important things to remember about feng shui is to go with your gut.

To learn more about available artwork, please contact one of our Gallery Consultants!

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  • Janet Harding
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    Perfect! Now I know exactly where one of my gorgeous new Guy Harvey pieces will go!!
    Thank you so much!!

  • Michelle Endersby
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    What a wonderful article and great examples and confirms that my rose paintings are perfect for the bedroom and also the East wall!

  • Marjorie Metcalfe
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    Hi, My husband and I bought leopard paintings from you while cruising to Port Douglas. I wanted them for my bedroom wall over the bed. I know feng shui wise you shouldn’t have wild animals in the bedroom but these look so peaceful. Do you think they would be all right there.

  • PAT
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    Thank you! I know were to put my first Max at!!!love the article.

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