Blue is the colour for Spring and Summer this year. We visited the Spring fashion fair aswell as the Stockholm Furniture Fair during the last few weeks and we saw a lot of blue in all kinds of shades, everything from sky blue to the dark indigo colour. One of the most popular patterns for textiles seemed to be Shibori, or tie dye prints. This was seen not only on clothing, but also on cushions and poufs. The Mandala pattern was also a popular pattern featured on pillows. Even Ikea has featured a lot of blue in their latest inspiration board for Spring. So if you like the colour blue, this will be a favourite season coming up. Of course I will also feature some blue items for my coming Spring and Summer collection so come back and visit my webshop again soon.
Creating a balanced home with just enough furniture and decor aswell as colours and patterns can sometimes be challenging when decorating a bohemian home. Very often these homes become too cluttered with too many colours and heavy furniture. By using Feng Shui and the 5 elements you can create a balance and still add your favourite things so that your home becomes bohemian without feeling cluttered.
The 5 Feng Shui elements you should keep in mind when decorating are;
Fire – stands for all light like artificial light, fireplaces and candles. Other things representing fire are things from animals like fur and wool. Art featuring animals, fire, sunshine or art that contains strong warm colours such as yellow, orange and red. Triangles are the shapes that represent this element.
Earth – represents earthy colours such as brown and terracotta. Brick, ceramics, and tiles are examples of this earthy element. Shapes like squares and rectangles. Also an empty space in a room is an example of an earth element.
Metal – is the element that consists of metals, stone, rough crystals, circle shapes, art objects made of metal. Colours to look for are metalics, light pastels and white.
Water – this element represents black and dark colours. Glass and crystals, mirrors, surfaces that reflect light, art that contains water and decorations containing water, like water fountains etc.
Wood – stands for green colours, wooden objects, plants, paintings containing nature, flowers and gardens, and wall decor containing fabrics.
By adding a few objects from each element you will create a nice harmony to your room. Have a look at your room as it is now. Does it contain more of one element? If so, try to remove some objects and replace them with something from an element you might not have or an element you have very little of. Experiment with different combinations until you have a nice balance between them all. Good luck!