Lights in Feng Shui (3)
Hard versus soft lighting
There is also hard and soft lighting. Generally, direct light or
fluorescent lighting can be considered hard lighting, whereas indirect and
yellow lighting is softer. Hard lighting is better suited for offices and work/
study areas in the home. Hallways, landings and porches are also best when
brightly lit. However, when it comes to the bedroom and rest areas of the home,
using lights that are too bright will imbue the room with too much harsh energy,
making it difficult to relax.
When picking the lighting for your home, it is important thus to
differentiate between these two different lighting effects, which can bring two
very different and opposite feels to a room or space. If you are activating a
corner within a room, it is best to use soft lighting in the form of a lampshade
or lava lamp. Bright lights should be reserved for just the very public areas,
or when used to widen a space such as a narrow corridor.