Decorating Your Home With Feng Shui
Feng Shui is the practice of bringing good fortune by achieving balance between various
elements. In the US, more people are beginning to consult Feng Shui experts in
decorating their homes. For you to understand what they say, you need to learn the basic
Feng Shui areas that need your attention so you will be able to decorate it properly.
The first step is to draw a layout of your home. When you are doing it, you are noting
down the north points in the house.
Then it is time to work on the door. Ideally, the front and back door must never line up
with each other. This is because according to the principles of Feng Shui, energy that
enters the house will just go out without bringing any benefits to the homeowner. If this
is the case in your home, put a plant or any other obstruction with an angled throw rug to
encourage a path in a sideways direction.
To bring more energy in the home, bring in some light. This doesn’t mean turning the
lights on but simply opening up the curtains so the sun can come in. You should also add
green plants since in Feng Shui, the color itself brings joy and happiness. Other
decorative items you can use include mirrors, wind chimes and brighter colors.
You can also bring good fortune to the home by putting in an indoor water fountain. This
is because water refreshes Chi. At the same time, you can throw in some goldfish as this
also encourages wealth. Just make sure to keep the pond clean and never let it stagnate.
Red is a very strong color in Feng Shui because it is hot, passionate, rich and celebratory.
You must use this color for a living room set because too much of it may bring
restlessness, a burst of anger and over stimulation. If you want to use it, use it only for
details and accessories.
When you note down the north point of the home, it will be easy for you to work in other
areas such as the southwest area of the house. This area is vital because it will allow you
to have satisfying relationships. You can do this by eliminating clutter and replacing it
with symbolic items ideally in pairs. Some good examples are candles and other
figurines. Never make the mistake of putting wooden or green items here.
As for your dining room, the best ones to get are circles as this symbolizes heavenly
blessings. The chairs should be even in number and comfortable to sit in. The décor
should be simple so people will not get distracted and be more focused on having a good
Watch out for exposed beams. If there are, these should be covered up because it creates
an oppressive downward energetic flow that may cause health problems and other
misfortunes in your life. The other option is to have two Feng Shui flutes installed at 45
degree angles on the beam, one at each end.
As for the bedroom, make sure that the bed is not directly facing the door. You shouldn’t
also place a mirror on the opposite side of the bed as this could attract a third party into
Peace and prosperity can only be achieved by decorating your home with Feng Shui. You
can start now with some of the basics then get help if you think you need it.