Every room needs a little bit of the Fire Element to warm things up and set a really groovy mood. But like cayenne pepper, a little goes a long way especially when introduced to rooms outside of the Fame and Reputation Gua.  Read more about this element and gua combination by Bridget Saraka

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The Fire Element is often described as expansive, explosive and destructive and therefore does not always play well with the other 4 Elements. When most people think fire they think in feelings of passion and rage as they see red. Feng Shui looks at fire in a more dynamic manner as it is not only represented in textiles, home decor and by colour but in the print and fiber content as well. For instance paisley with it’s sharp points and dynamic movement can add warmth to even the most neutral colour palette.

Various shades of reds, depending on the tint and hue such as pinks, fuschias, oranges, and purples can also be classified as a fire element depending on the intensity of the red present in the colour. The sharp angles and sunrays on the printed pillows and silver mirror of this purple passion room lend themselves to the fire element. Sharp, pointed and explosive.

An exotic creative way to introduce the Fire Element to your design theme is to add some animal prints such as leopard, zebra, tiger, and either real or man-made animal textiles of leather, sued, furs and wools into your space.

As a Feng Shui Consultant when I think of the Fire Element I think movement, intention of space and how the Fire Element may influence the occupants of the space. So if you have a little one with an active animal or cartoon character print on their bedding it may not be the sugar high that’s causing all the monkey business but the vibration of their bedding and curtains. When decorating your children’s room try and remember what the intentions are for the space. Sleep or Play? If both find a balance of form and function so that you can find a balance between rest and play.

Shape has a big part in playing the role of any of the Five Elements. Fire is represented in shapes of stars, triangles, diamonds and pointed leaves.

When considering the fiber content of the textiles in the room, it’s important to recognize that nylon, polyester, acrylic, olefin represent the Fire Element from a Feng Shui perspective.

Bet you didn’t think there was that much to Feng Shui and choosing the most basic of design elements.

Feng Shui and Interior Decorating is the perfect marriage between a space that is beautiful to the eye and a space that is pleasing to all your senses. Make good sense of your home decor.

 

Bridget Saraka
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Bridget Saraka happily serves clients in Canada and the US through her business, Feng Shui by Bridget. Hybrid Feng Shui (TM) and dowsing are her specialties. Read more about Bridget.

 

 

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