meaning "wind and water," is based on traditional Chinese
philosophy that links man’s destiny to his immediate environment.
You can decorate your home with feng shui by tapping positive
"chi" energy from wind and water and creating balance
through the art of placement. This involves arranging your living
space in such a way that evokes feelings of comfort and safety,
thereby enhancing happiness, health and prosperity.
own philosophy, here are some ideas for feng shui decorating:
The main entrance is the part of the house that you immediately enter
into as you open the main door. Based on feng shui beliefs, the main
door should not be aligned with the back door of the house. If this is
so, it is best to put a partition or curtain to block the alignment to
prevent positive energy from leaving through the back door. The space
at the main door should be free and clear of clutter to allow positive
energy to fill the space.
Living Room. The
living room is where much decoration using feng shui beliefs can be
put to good use. The living room should be bright and decorated with
vibrant pictures that evoke positive feelings, such as nature, food
and abstract art. Allow as much light as possible. Combining round and
square geometrical shapes in your decoration such as placing a round
mirror on a square wall or positioning a round coffee table on a
square carpet will create balance and harmony in the environment. The
best position for a mirror using feng shui philosophy is to ensure
that it reflects a beautiful view from the window.
Although the bedroom needs to be airy and bright, it is not advisable
to have more than three windows. If the bedroom has too many windows,
the energy drawn will not accumulate well, affecting the family’s
well being. Avoid placing big mirrors in the bedroom as this will
affect the energy present, causing sleep disturbances and relationship
issues. Should you need to place a mirror in the bedroom, avoid
positioning it opposite the bed as it will reflect energy back at you
when you are sleeping, causing sleep disruptions.
kitchen should be clear of clutter and free from bad smells to prevent
negative energy from accumulating. Just as in other rooms, the kitchen
has to be bright and well ventilated to attract good energy for
wellness. Any furniture placed in the middle of the kitchen will
disrupt the energy flow. Be mindful that sharp corners may cause bad
energy to flow towards the direction they point at. Hence, it is
advisable to have a round kitchen table instead of a rectangular or
square one. Your stove is an energy source as it is connected to the
passion within you.
well-functioning stove enhances good energy, including one that
encourages good health. The stove should face the doorway, otherwise
negative energy resulting in stress, anxiety and financial challenges
will be drawn towards the area. If the stove is positioned away from
the doorway, a mirror should be placed near the stove to reflect the
burners and the doorway. The double burner illusion reflected from the
mirror will attract positive energy to enter the kitchen, resulting in
improved financial status.
How to Hire a
Feng Shui Consultant
When hiring an
interior designer, look for one who is also trained in feng shui.
Nowadays, more and more interior designers incorporate feng shui in
their practice to cater to a sizable number of people who believe in
feng shui philosophy. Interior designers have a huge network of people
in their industry, and it shouldn’t take you long before you get
recommended to one who is also a feng shui expert. In this respect,
ensure that your interior designer possess a Feng Shui Society
Accredited Consultants logo, giving you the assurance of professional
feng shui service and high standards.
Fees include a
fixed flat rate or hourly based on the number of rooms in the
property, materials used, travel cost and a report. Work is done
either on-site or off-site.
home with feng shui is one method you can tap into using ancient
Chinese beliefs to promote overall wellness, harmonious relationships
and good financial health. Remember to ask questions relating to feng
shui style and recommendations to overcome any concerns based on
existing room layout before you decide to engage the services of a