According to an ancient Chinese science of more than 4000 years, the position and orientation of the space being constructed and the placing of objects in the home will bring harmony not only to our home but to other aspects of our lives. The Chinese believe there’s a reflection of our inner thinking and feelings in the interior design of our homes.
With the art and science of Feng Shui, we can make changes in our lives by simply making changes in our homes.
Nowadays, an increasing number of interior designers in Seattle, Miami, New York as well as other cities worldwide are considering and taking this science into account when it comes to decorating.
To achieve a harmonious, relaxed atmosphere, you must put your home in order and know where to place objects and which colors to use.
With these basics we can focus on some of the tips on how to obtain harmony in our everyday life:
The outside of your house should have a clear entrance. This means that you shouldn’t have dead bushes, shrubs, and flowers. The address should be clearly visible. Keep the yard clean and clear as this will provide an organized area where you will feel harmony with clear and organized thoughts as you enter.
Everyone gathers in the family room which is the heart of the home. We consider this room a cheerful and comfortable place where we want to make sure our guests feel at home. We have to get rid of clutter; this will allow the Chi to flow naturally. Choose natural light and use a color scheme that reflects your personality. Use pastels, not strong colors. You may consult the symbolism of colors and the energy they release before choosing the ones you’ll use.
Do not place the bed with the foot of the bed facing a doorway. Make sure part of the bed always touches a wall; it promotes stability. Color is important in all rooms. In the bedroom, we want tranquility and relaxation so we should choose a color that encourages these feelings.
Organize the seating comfortably so that everyone can talk to each other. When choosing a table, make sure it is round; this symbolizes stability. There should be plenty of free space near doorways; do not place any chairs or furniture where it would make it difficult for people to pass. If you don’t have any windows in your dining room, put a chandelier or a ceiling fan, as this will permit the flow of the Chi.
Place bathrooms appropriately in the house because this represents the homeowner’s finances. Keep them clean and well-ventilated. The bathroom should not be visible from the front door. Use a method of ventilation; this is necessary and very important, allowing the Sha energy to be eliminated quickly, and on the other hand the Chi to flow.
It is very important where you place the stove and the sink. Do not place the stove facing the doorway as the chef should not be surprised but focused. Never place the sink next to the stove, as this represents water and the stove fire. There should be something between these; you can always place a mirror if you have any design inconveniences.
Keep these clean to encourage family finances. Paint the kitchen white; this symbolizes purity for good health.
With these Feng Shui principles we have a guide on how to decorate our homes and encourage a harmonious, balanced life.
If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to post it to your site or blog and forward this link to your friends. Have a great day!
Don’t Forget to Subscribe by RSS or Email: