How-to Use Tiffany Lighting in Feng Shui

 Feng shui, which teaches an individual to live in harmony with one’s surroundings, isn’t only about having a room with good ch’i, or energy. It’s also a simple, practical guide for interior design. For this reason, feng shui can be used with almost any style of room.

Tiffany lighting provide a dual feng shui affect. Tiffany lighting provides vibrant illumination as well as colorful, decorative style. Create ambiance and a relaxed atmosphere in your home by combining feng shui principles with Tiffany lighting.

Types of Tiffany Lighting

Feng shui suggests a multiplicity of light sources as the way to induce better feelings. Multiple light sources in a room allow the eye to see depth and contour more easily, which means optimum visibility. Tiffany lighting is just one of many lighting options that you may use for your feng shui influenced lighting needs.


Types of Feng Shui Elements:

There are five elements in feng shui design. They are fire, wood, earth, water, and metal. Each element represents aspects of the human personality.

‘Wood’ represents health and vitality.

Use green and brown colors to create an inspiring atmosphere. Place up-lighting, like a Tiffany Hanginghead Dragonfly Torchiere, to “uplift” an area that is dark or a room with a low ceiling. Well-lit areas encourage the flow of positive energy.

Decrease the chance of clutter accumulating in shadowy areas by making the living areas of your home well lit, especially the corners.Strategic use of Tiffany lighting can make a room look bigger simply because it is well-lit.


‘Fire’ represents passion and high energy. 

Use red and orange colors to display soft furnishings such as upholstery, drapes, bedspreads, rugs and carpets.

 ‘Earth’ represents nourishment and stability.

Use yellow and neutral tones in table or floor lamps to generate a relaxing, intimate mood in the room. For example, a Tiffany Martini Mission Table Lamp provides mellow Tiffany lighting.

‘Metal’ represents clarity and precision.

Metal is expressed in white and grey colors. It is excellent for feng shui use anywhere in your home, especially to contrast brighter colors. Use tiffany lighting to spotlight features in your room, such as flower arrangements, paintings and plants.

White color may be used as an all-white scheme in certain feng shui area or it may be used more as an accent. A Tiffany Lily White Accent Lamp is a popular favrile design.

‘Water’ represents ease and abundance

In addition to blue, black is used to express this element.  Using Meyda Tiffany lighting in this area is an ideal choice, since glass is symbolic of water.

Other Tips:

Eliminate Shadows

Shadows must not be cast during tasks such as reading or cooking food. So ensure that your study and kitchen is well lit with incandescent bulbs or halogen lights.

Soften Sharp Corners:

Soften sharp corners of a room using accent Tiffany lighting. Softening of sharp edges increases the energy flow and creates a relaxed atmosphere.

Balance Irregular Shapes:

In rooms with irregular shapes place a Tiffany lamp in the area that is missing, to allow positive flow of energy.

Follow these simple tips to change the lighting of your rooms and there will be an increase in the amount of happiness and harmony in your house.Scientific research shows that some aspects of feng shui, like lighting, have a measurably positive effect on attitude and mood. By using a variety of lighting solutions, like Tiffany lighting, you can create a balanced, harmonious atmosphere in your home.

Mary J. Gibson

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