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The Symbolism of "The Circle"

Updated: May 31



I guess that circles have been a part of my decor style since before I even cared about home decor. I have and always will be a fan of wicker and most of the time you see wicker as round baskets in various places in your home. So as I developed as a designer, I naturally gravitated to having that shape around my home. But come to find out, circles have a very special meaning and I believe having them around your home can give you a sense of completeness. Here are some fabulous spaces that have also gravitated to "The Circle" and here are some definitions of their symbolism.



The shape of the circle has been used as a symbol since the beginning of time. Ancient cultures all over the world used the circle to represent the same thing. The circle can represent the power of the female, a symbol for a goddess, and the sun. Photos via Pinterest.



@liz_kamarul @houseofsaaj @banyanbridges


The circle symbol meaning is universal, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe. Circles, in the Native American mind, is the sun, the moon and her children (In terms of gender) man and woman.



@tatjanas_world @katekeeseeoc


The shape of the circle also represents completeness. The circle even has some family values surrounding it as it represents the most important beginning to life, the womb. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the symbol of the dot within the circle represents the male force. Together it symbolizes the joining of man and woman.



In the end, take what you will from the symbolic reasons of a circle. I feel like they complete my spaces. They add a fullness and softness because there are no rough edges. Thats my take on it. Drop me a line down below to tell me how you feel about them!

Until next time......



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