Feng Shui is the practice of bringing great fortune by achieving balance between all of the elements. More Americans are getting interested in Feng Shui, and are now consulting with experts in how to use these practices at home. In order to learn from what professional practitioners say, you must educate yourself on Feng Shui areas that require your attention so you will be able to use your decor appropriately.
First, draw a layout of your living space. Be sure to notate the directions (north, south, east, and west) as this becomes important in Feng Shui later.
Ideal Feng Shui dictates that the front and back doors should never align with each other. This is because Feng Shui energy that goes in one door, will simply dissipate through the other without any benefit to the home’s residents. If this is true of your living space, decorate with a plant or some other large decor object to block the direct path of doors. Add a throw rug with angles to help dictate the direction of the Feng Shui energy.
To bring more positivity into the living space, add some light! Open the curtains and let the sunshine illuminate your rooms. Add green plants, as they’re cheery and natural; green is also a powerful color in Feng Shui, bringing happiness and joy into your life. You can try other bright colors too, as well as mirrors and chimes with a pleasing tone.
A water fountain inside the home refreshes everyone’s Chi as it flows here and there. It’s also really fascinating to watch as you meditate. If you’re able to add some goldfish into the fountain, even better! Gold colored things, especially goldfish, enhance attraction to wealth as they remind us of gold coins in the fountain!
Now we’ll talk a little about directions. The northern point of your home should be noted, and coordinated with other areas. Now look at your most southwestern area; this spot is where relationship energy is contained, so do what you can to create harmony. Declutter often, and decorate with love and friendship themes. Some red is a plus here, but avoid greens and too much wood or you’ll find your relationships changing with the seasons!
Get a round table for your dining room, since the shape is lucky and signals the heavens for miracles. Make sure chairs are even in number — in pairs — and comfortable for sitting and socializing as they eat. Use simple decor, though. Make the meals and each other the focal points.
Feng shui is a lot of fun, and can actually make for some beautiful and interesting decor ideas whether you reveal the basis of your decorating choices or not. However, a home that’s subtly decorated to attract positive Feng Shui does make a fascinating and hip conversation piece as well!