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.
- Looking for something more calming? Artist David Najar creates a peaceful and tranquil environment with his serene landscapes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- “Risin’ Sun Triptych” (2016), Patrick Guyton
- Mini Burst series by Chris DeRubeis.
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.
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.