Using Feng Shui in the Home

According to the Feng Shui philosophy, the way and position in which we place our home furniture, the color we choose, the different objects and places we put them, and just about everything concerning decorating the home, can be done in a way that ensures harmony.

And actually in China, people are used to looking for Feng Shui experts to guide them on occasions such as when they buy a new home.

Of course, many times a decoration done by following Feng Shui might not look nice or be aesthetically correct at all. By following Feng Shui, we could end up doing some things we would never have thought to do in our home.

A good instance is the position we place a bed. A bed should be placed in a position that allows you to easily look at the door, but at the same time, it should not be facing directly and it should not face the wall.

Agreed that this might not suit some people, but then Feng Shui does not see home decoration with the same eye a more aesthetically based homed decorator does Feng Shui decorating rules are meant to help people make their spaces as much harmonic and positive for their inhabitants as possible, even if the aesthetics have to be sacrificed for it.

In your home it’s a good idea to find items that you feel nourish your spirit. These items may include things like your favorite pieces of artwork, books, and even souvenirs reminding you of good and happy times. The place you select as your space needn’t be big – it can as little as a favorite corner of the room. The important thing is that this space is yours exclusively. No kids toys, no knick knacks from the spouse. This is your dream place.

The bedroom is another important area. If you’re not sleeping well, it’s likely because the room isn’t in balance. Sometimes electronic equipment like TV’s, stereos and the like can disrupt sleep because these items disrupt the good qi in the room.

Ensure the bathroom door leading to your bedroom is always closed, as well as the toilet seat cover. You may also consider putting a plug in your sinks and bathtub or shower when not in use. Leaving these areas open is akin to flushing your good qi down the toilet or letting it go down the drain.

The living room is where things happen in your home – it’s likely you and your family spend a great deal of time in there, plus your guests come and go. Ensure that your living room is joyous by filling the room by opening up the space and letting in light and fresh air. Natural items like plants, bright flowers, and water serve the living room well. You may also add music, candles, or even mirrors.

Create an environment in your home that promotes health by using fresh, clean, moving water and good air quality. Fresh air from the outdoors is very soothing to the soul.

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to let the natural world into your livingroom. In addition to water, air and plants, you can also place items that remind you of nature, such as a painting of a landscape.

However, keep in mind that nonliving plants (such as dried flower arrangements) can have the opposite affect. Don’t use these as decorations in your home.

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