You’ve probably heard of Feng Shui and how it can help improve the balance in your home. In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of Feng Shui to make your home a more harmonious place to live.
Some principles of Feng Shui are difficult to apply in townhouses or old detached houses. However, you can easily apply other guidelines and get significant improvements.
Find out in this article how Feng Shui can make your home more harmonious, pleasant and inviting with just a few simple and practical changes.
Feng Shui Basics – What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method in which one’s own environment (home, office, etc.) is arranged according to the wisdom inherited from ancestors in order to improve the harmony and balance of the person in the space.
Feng shui affects the following elements:
- Order of furniture
- Air condition
- The color of the walls
- Mirrors and decorations
- Other factors that are more difficult to change, such as the location of the building
Below we present the basics of Feng Shui so you can easily harmonize your space and feel its benefits in your health and well-being.
The front door of your home is very important as it symbolically welcomes you into your home every day as well as welcomes your guests.
It should be a large, sturdy and light – colored door that can be opened openly and has unobstructed access to the first room of the home.
Light is energy
Your home should have light, either natural light or electric light, to keep the atmosphere warm and pleasant. Always choose natural light and large windows if possible.
If this does not work, use lamps, candles and other lighting elements.
On the other hand, you should avoid the slightest light in your bedroom at night as it will adversely affect your sleep.
Bathrooms should always be located separately from other rooms. In other words, they should not be visible from the entrance, kitchen or living room.
Look closely at the location of the doors and even the corners when they are open. Consider hiding them with room dividers or curtains if they are visible from the main room.
Another detail of Feng Shui is that the lid of the toilet bowl should always be down. It’s not just an aesthetic issue; it is related to the flow of energy, which can presumably even lead to financial losses.
The kitchen is a very important part of your home as it symbolizes the wealth and abundance of the family. Cooking through water and fire is a process of health-relevant alchemy.
Therefore, the hob should be far away or separate from the sink so that there is a sufficient distance between the two counter forces.
Also, avoid an order in which the person cooking has their back toward the kitchen entrance.
Finally, incorporate wooden elements, fresh fruit and flowers to give a little life and color to your kitchen.
The bedroom is meant for rest and intimacy and should have no other function. The bedroom is not recommended to be used for any kind of work as this may upset the balance of the space.
Below we have highlighted the most important factors for a healthy bedroom according to Feng Shui:
- Choose natural fabrics and materials, as well as delicate or pastel colors. You can use some brighter colors, such as red, but limit the number.
- Another important factor in the bedroom is the direction of the bed : the head end of the bed should point north or east.
- Avoid mirrors from which the bed is reflected.
- While storing items under the bed may seem convenient, doing it (or keeping items on top of the headboard) can make night sleep more difficult.