Fire. Increase enthusiasm and leadership skills by maximizing the fire element. Use this element in design to encourage expressiveness, inspiration and boldness. When there’s an overabundance of fire, it can show itself as anger, aggression, irritability and impulsive behavior, whereas too little can show up as emotional coldness, lack of vision, inexpressiveness and a lack of self-esteem.
To expand the fire element in your space, add:
- candles, incandescent lights and sunlight
- any shade of red, pink or purple
- electronic equipment
- animal prints
Earth. Earth affects physical strength and order while generating an overall feeling of grounding, balance and stability. When there’s an overabundance of earth in a space, people will often notice a heavy sensation and experience more boredom, sluggishness and seriousness. When there’s too little earth, people may feel disorganized, chaotic and unfocused.
To bring in the element, add:
- anything in earth tones (brown, green or sand)
- square and rectangular shapes
- low, flat surfaces
- images of landscapes