In the East, the mighty elephant is viewed as a sacred animal. As the largest land mammal, elephants are symbols of power, strength and wisdom. No wonder there is a surge in designer décor items inspired by this majestic animal. I am sure Babar and Dumbo are thrilled!
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Looking for chic ways to incorporate this symbolic creature into your home? Here is a round-up of some stylish and contemporary home accessories featuring the elephant. And pay attention to the elephant’s trunk and read some interesting Feng Shui tips at the end of this post.
Ready to add an elephant figurine or pillow in your interior design? If so, here are some fun tips for those who follow Feng Shui principals:
“For good luck, protection and strength to the household, place a statue of an elephant, or a pair of elephants, at the front door,” advises Asian Feng Shui in an article on Feng Shui Elephant Tips. “When elephants are used in such a way, they are referred to as “Elephants of Many Blessings.” These elephants should have their trunks facing upwards as that represents prosperity, good luck and victory, although elephants with their trunks facing downward represent longevity and conception. The direction of the trunk can affect the chi within the space, so it is important to choose an elephant that will bring about the energy you wish to have in your household or office.”
Good to know… now off to check the direction of a little elephant figurine’s trunk.