Q: Can you please tell me the best type of art to put in a master bedroom please? And do directions play into it? Thank you kindly, Linda N.
A: I will give some typical suggestions here, but remember, I usually work on people’s lives as opposed to just simply spouting “this is right and that is not” type of answers for people’s houses. So with that said, I am assuming that this master bedroom is for a healthy romantic couple, or a wanna-be-more-romantic couple (you have to start somewhere!)
My advice is to choose art that:
1. Fits the décor of the room. Do not add something to suit feng shui if it looks out of place from a design standpoint. I usually recommend that the room be “designed” to create feelings of intimacy as well as be a place to rest and revitalize health in however that looks to my clients.
2. Has soft forms and shapes rather than sharp lines and angles. Think naked body shapes…I would choose a piece of art that depicts nature as opposed to something man-made like architecture for example….unless you need the strong and sturdy phallic shape of the high rise building for other reasons, if you catch my drift. Any kind of sword, dagger, knife or other metallic subject (perhaps even a car) may be “too chilly and sharp” for the bedroom.
speaking of chilly…
3. Choose art that does not have snow or other cold scenery in it. It’s usually too cold for the heat of romance.
4. Choose art that does not have eyes in it. I prefer to have art that does not have people looking at you all night while you are trying to sleep or make love. I usually defer to the client, and what is going on in their lives bedroom-wise before giving the thumbs up or down on existing art of this type. If you are buying new art, I’d try to avoid it just in case it feels too “overpopulated” in the bedroom once it is hung or set (like a sculpture or figurine.)
5. It fits the size of the wall. Sometimes I see people hang an 8 x 10 on a giant wall and it looks like a spec of dirt on the wall instead of something that compliments the space. I also see pictures hung too high on wall as well. If you don’t have that designer’s eye, ask a friend or a professional to help. Hang art in front of your face, not up so high that you have to jack up your neck to see it.
6. It has more than one single subject in it. If al the art depicts one subject, people in the environment usually “think single” which makes it harder for relationship chi to flourish. And on the subject of directions, in the style of feng shui that I practice, directions do not matter.