Feng Shui meant, in old China, the art of sustaining balance between Water (shui) and Wind (feng). Water is a source of earth energy which is important for the life of plants, animals and human beings. Wind is a source of energy which comes from the sky. Both these elements in harmony help humans, but they can also harm (floods, wildwater-whitewater, gales). Feng Shui makes it possible to sustain harmony of energies, makes your life situation bearble, also your health and relationships are going to be much better.
Recently we encountered more frequently the application Feng Shui for arrangement of houses, flats or gardens. In these places Feng Shui helps you to feel more comfortable. On these pages you will find mainly recomendations of how to make the energy flow threw your home faultlessly.
Respective pages are subsequently arranged according to concrete rooms in your home:
- Feng Shui for the children´s room
- Feng Shui for the bedroom
- Feng Shui for the livingroom
- Feng Shui for the kitchen
- Feng Shui for the workroom
Here you will find essential tips, of how to organize and what to avoid, in the case of particular components of your home, rooms in it and surroundings.
In front of the house
Feng Shui puts great emphasis upon making the way to your doorstep “tidy”. All the objects which are in it´s vicinity – hedges, flowers and flowerpots – should be in perfect condition. Also footpath to your house should not be damaged or polluted. It should be well enlightened, so the visitors will see the path that they are walking. For placement of entrance door are also several important rules: they should not be placed in front of tree or lamp, which would influence the flow of Chi in a negative way, simultaneously they should not be in front of bedroom, kitchen or toilet.
Mess is the first and most important thing that you can see in any home. It happens often that he is everywhere you look and it is hard to avoid. How many drawers do you have at home, which are full of things that you never use?
To support the smooth flow of Chi, remove all forms of mess – luggages, garbage, old clothes, magazines etc. Clean spaces behind fridge, cabinets, bookshelves – just all the spaces that are not easily accessible and which you do not pay attention in normal everyday rush.
The same applies to emotional mess. Get rid of old photographs that brings back memories of your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or someone who hurt you. All those “old tinkets” replace with fresh plants or flowers – cut plants are not ideal because from them Chi leaks and dried plants, which just gasps air, do not have any energy at all. Best choice is, neither plants with long pointed leaves, but plants with rounded leaves which look like coins.
Wind shutters should open outwards. If you have curtains on windows then always care about them to be carefully withdrawn to the sides so they would not stand in the way of light. On the contrary, when night comes curtains should be always retracted, because opened window is considered to be a sign of misfortune. They should be made from multiple materials, slot together and maintained clean, so they would not be dust collectors.
Feng Shui Lighting
Avoid sharp lighting and uncovered light bulbs, dim lighting is much better in Feng Shui.
Mirrors should be clean, located at head level, ideally oval and without unnecessary decorative elements.
Feng Shui Colors
Red, white, black and gold are four favourite colors in Feng Shui. Use this combination anytime and anywhere you like. You can be sure that this will benefit the apartment.
Feng Shui Doors and stairs
In Feng Shui the doors are an important element, because they allow the flowing of Chi from one room to another. If they are in any way encumbered or creaking, it causes irritation and discomfort, which spreads throughout whole house. Equally important element are stairs, which allow Chi to flow threw your home up and down. If they are too close to the front door, then there is risk that Chi will be leaking outside. The shape of stairs should be ideally curved, spiral is however a problem, because if they are open spiral then Chi leaks threw gaps between stairs and fails to get to upper floor, which will stay without energy.
Bathroom and toilet
Always close the door to your bathroom, if it is possible. Downcast toilet seat every time, if it is upcast then the positive energy leaks from your home.
In living room beware of niches and corners – these are very often “dead spaces” and flow of Chi is minimal here. If you can not avoid them, try at least to revive them by putting there lamps, plants or perhaps aquarium.
According to Feng Shui, best way how to organize furniture is to place it to curve, circle or octagon, seats should always be directed to the door. Rooms must not be full of furniture, make sure that individual pieces of furniture get well together and are not very different in sizes.
According to Feng Shui, the central point of living room is fireplace, because it epitomizes movement and the movement helps flow of Chi. Most suitable place for fireplace is the corner of room, which enables free flow of energy.
Important component of living room is the lighting, for backlighting of dark places use plants or mirrors.
Dining room should not be situated next to entance door. Chair of the worthy guest should be facing the door. Dining table should be, in ideal case, oval or octagon and around him should be enough space for free movement
In bedroom, avoid placing the bed to direct line with doors and do not hang any mirror on the oposite side of