You may have tried feng shui principles in certain rooms in your home and have noticed a difference in the way you feel when you’re in that space. If you’ve decided that you want to live in a feng shui home completely, here are a few tips that will show you how to achieve this balance in every space of your home.
Entry/walkway: The ‘mouth of chi’, or front of the home, is the first thing people see when they open your door and it will be the first scene to greet you each time you return home. So, you’ll want to make this space as welcoming and relaxing as possible.
For instance, if you have a stairway that is facing the front door, that will naturally be where you (and your guests) will focus your attention when entering the home. So, bold colors (fire and some earth tones), along with tasteful, eye catching art will help to keep the focus downstairs for a while.
If you have a one story home, the color and art will help to brighten your entry way, but you may also want to add a mirror that is facing the inside of your home, so that the energy or chi is not lost whenever someone opens the door to enter or exit.
Bedroom: Color and spacing are some of the most important elements of feng shui for your bedroom. Shui art is great to use in the bedroom. Choosing from colors like brown, black or metallic shades like bronze or copper can bring a calming and tranquil feeling to any bedroom, especially if you are sharing it with a spouse.
The images in the art are also important. Photographs of lovers who are happy or picturesque nature scenes are best. The position of the bed is also important if you are trying to achieve a feng shui home. You should make sure that the bed in centered in the room so that you have space for other furniture; a bed in the corner could make one or both partners feel trapped or cornered.
Living room: Since this is the center of your home and the place where every member of your family will spend time, you should make sure that the living room space is warm and inviting.
This is perhaps the core of a feng shui home, so warm neutral colors and soft fabrics are key. Even if you have leather furniture, using cotton or velvet throw pillows will help to soften the room and make it more comfortable for everyone. You may even want to include a fountain or rock fixture for tranquility and balance.
One of the best ways to create a warm and natural environment for your living room is to incorporate a bamboo fountain as a design element. A bamboo fountain is a combination of two power feng shui elements: flowing water symbolizes prosperity and abundance, and, bamboo symbolizes longevity and friendship.
Decorating your home with above mentioned feng shui principles would help you enhance the feelings of harmony and integration in your home as well as your personal life.