Fast Feng Shui : Get Straightened Up!

Feb 28, 2013 | Life With Art

gallery wall


Feng shui my way is all about your personal experience of space.  If you want to experience things in a strong, positive way, they need to be straight! And we need to be straight! Todays’s fast feng shui is about straightening up.

If framed images are going crooked on your walls, your eye will be attracted by the off-beat slant…in a not-so-good way.  Straightening your pictures is key;  you will feel immediately more “together” when things are level. (* an inexpensive level tool  is great for this; it will help you really even things out, especially with multiple images on the wall!) Also, if you are interested in creating a great gallery wall teeming  with art, Capturing Joy has great “sprucing up a gallery wall” tips HERE.

Edgar Degas - Dancers Practing at the Barre 1877

(Edgar Degas)

On that note, standing straight affects our entire experience of life. Your attitude changes- as does your ability to breathe deeply- when you are straight. Have you ever seen a celebrity slouching on a red carpet? Of course not! Its a posture that repels…and not good when you want to attract positive things!  I’ve caught my posture going south in all the typing and blogging I do and the only way I can correct it is to literally remind myself all day.  On my computer I put a Post-It that says “sit straight, stand straight” and I email it to myself when needed!

Straighten up.  A fast feng shui tip for your week! xoxo Dana

P.S.: To immerse yourself in the light of joy so much more, my favorite feng shui and cutting-edge energy-shifting tools that I use almost every day are HERE for you in the Joy Immersion: 30 Day Negativity Detox! 



    • danaclaudat

      Your site is Great! thank YOU! xx

  1. Patricia Dickson

    I love this site, everytime I’m at school and in the library I come to this website has a lot of inspirational quotes that I even scrapbook them. I would love to see more. Keep up the good work! Love it!!!

  2. Patricia Flannagan

    Dana, too many squares like this can ruin flow, become too rigid. Some ovals are needed for balance. Or perhaps one central square provides enough circulation. Same way with displays of china plates. Too many circles hung on a wall are disorienting, too similar and need a square for balance.

    • danaclaudat

      Not always! Some people need squares for a feeling of stability. I don’t, unfortunately, take all of these pictures… But I do the best I can to demonstrate a principle. 🙂

  3. Jane

    Here’s a quick tip for preventing crooked art in your home: fun-tak mounting putty and a level. I work in set decoration in film and use this on set all the time to keep art from moving on the walls. Just use a small amount of fun-tak behind the top corners (between the wall and the art you’re hanging) of your art, then hold your level horizontally on top of the art until it’s level then press firmly to keep your art level and in place! An easy fix and the putty (I use the white, not blue putty) doesn’t stain walls.

  4. Britta

    Hi Dana. Thank you so much.. I have been thinking about painting my living room in a soft pink shade. But was unsure how I could make it work.. Wow love the pink yellow combination. 🙂

    • danaclaudat

      Awesome!!! If you do it, please send pics!!!

  5. prasadi

    According to feng shui could you please tell me what are the things do or do not.

    • danaclaudat

      Oh boy, thats a but question. I would say to read the blog & see what you can pick up!!! There’s lots of tips and inspiration 🙂

  6. mina

    Hi Dana. I like your site. Its amazing.

  7. Katie

    I like that you said the squares provide stability. I need some stability and the wall that I wake up to every morning is going to have about 1o-12 square painted pictures on it. 🙂

  8. Jo-Anne

    Well….there you go then…..for years I was attracted to square and rectangle shapes and straight lines. In hind site it is because I needed the stability but now I am happily and intuitively adding curves and circles to the mix because I started to feel uncomfortable….must be because after being single for a very long time I am remarried and feel good and settled.

    On another note I don’t have to be the ‘man of the house’ now and I am slowly retiring my masculine dress style for a more feminine look.

    Can’t beat intuition…or that need to be balanced.

  9. Melissa

    Just found your site…. Love it! <3 <3 <3

    I was wondering if you could tell me the paint color you have on the wall at the top of this page? The one with all of the pictures. It looks similar to the silver sages from R.H.

    • danaclaudat

      i don’t know the actually color but you can for sure find one life it at RH!



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