Creating a Feng Shui Home Design
Implementing the techniques of a Feng Shui home are key components of the Feng Shui principals. Since you spend a great deal of your life at home, one must properly setup their living space to optimally utilize the earth's natural energies. In fact, doing so can literally set your life up for greater wealth, happiness, and even romance.
The basics are just that, basic. The primary focus should be on how your house looks and feels upon approach. This includes the outer décor and landscaping, as much as it does the interior.
The Main Functional Areas of your Home
The outside of your home should be setup for a positive chi or energy, as it has many impacts on your health. It is important that you make sure your address is clearly visible from the street. You should also get rid of any dead brushes, shrubs and flowers around your walkway. Keeping them there indicates that your wealth will die. As if we needed anymore help losing money!
Keep the yard clear from any clutter and trim any overgrown plants throughout the yard. This follows the ideas that a clean and organized area allows you to feel harmony upon entrance to the home.
Light the walkway to your door at night, as it will light the way to your wealth and prosperity for years to come. Remember, a feng shui home must include your outdoor areas.
The family room is where everyone comes together and is considered the heart of the feng shui home. Thus, is important to make sure it is comfortable and cheerful. Aim to satisfy the needs of those that may be visiting as well as your own needs in your design. Either way, it should be free of excess clutter, which will allow Chi to flow naturally throughout the room.
Keep plenty of natural light in the room and accentuate that light with a color scheme that reflects your own personality, while promoting a natural positive chi. Avoid using harsh colors that contrast your other decorations and furniture. Soft pastels are always a good choice. Before making a final decision on color, it is good to understand their symbolic definitions, which are as follows:
- Red = happiness
- Yellow = authority
- White = purity
- Green = longevity
- Blue = heavenly blessings
The master bedroom should be as far away from the front door as possible, for the security of the homeowner. The foot of the bed should not be placed so that the occupant’s feet face a doorway. This is a negative since this is historically the way the deceased are carried from a room. Part of the bed should always touch a wall because it helps you feel more stable.
As with all rooms, color is important. The color of the bedroom should reflect tranquility and relaxation. One shouldn’t compromise their sleep by using too vibrant of a color. It is also recommended to use lower lighting in your bedroom, which can be accomplished simply by lowering the wattage of your light bulbs.
The dining room should be close to the kitchen and in the corner of a home to promote the gathering of chi. The seating should be set so that everyone can talk to each other easily. Round or octagon tables are the best choice. A round table is said to be good and it symbolizes the stability of your feng shui home.
When arranging furniture in the dining room ensure that chairs do not restrict doorways. There should be ample space for guests to walk around the table without having to maneuver around chairs or other furniture.
If your dining room doesn’t have windows, a ceiling fan will assist the flow of Chi. Always use soft and even lighting in the dining room such as light greens and yellows.
The bathroom represents homeowner’s finances, and should be set up appropriately. Ideally, the bathroom should not be visible from the front door or too close to the kitchen. It should be clean, well lit, and well ventilated. Proper ventilation allows the negative shar chi energy to be relieved quickly, allowing the positive chi to remain.
In the kitchen, the placement of the stove and sink are the most important aspects. The stove should be positioned so a person using it doesn’t have their back facing a doorway. The chef needs to be able to focus and not be surprised. The sink represents water, so it should not be side by side with he stove, which represents fire.
There should be ample room to work around the sink and stove and they should be kept clean and work well to encourage favorable family finances.
Good lighting and ventilation by the stove will reduce the influence of Shar Chi, as will painting the kitchen white. White symbolizes purity and promotes good health.
Using Feng Shui home methods around your home is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Everyone has their own needs, and everyone’s tastes are different. The bottom line for you is to follow the guiding principles and make your designs work.
With a little feng shui, anyone can improve their health and their outlook on life. At the very least, you will have made your home a beautiful escape. However, it should be an understood that a healthy diet plan and regular exercise should also be incorporated into any healthy living resolution.
Creating a Feng Shui Home
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