Feng Shui is a unique oriental art, originally from China, this art supports traditional architecture in the design of housing and in the choice of furniture. The spaces are arranged to create a harmony between the inside and the outside of the house.
In Feng Shui, all choices aim to create warm environments that can comfort those who live there. Choosing to decorate your house conscientiously following the principles and advice of Feng Shui, allows you to spend your time in pleasant, comfortable and tidy spaces, suitable for moments of relaxation, welcoming guests or even work.
Here are some useful tips for those who are preparing to decorate or renovate their indoor and outdoor spaces:
10 tips to decorate your house according to Feng Shui:
1) The garden
The presence of areas with abandoned plants prevents the flow of positive energy, leaving room for negative emotions. Taking care of the garden is a beneficial therapy for the mind and our inner being.
2) The colors
If you are looking to repaint the walls of rooms in your home, pay attention to your favorite colors. This choice should not be random and must adapt to the environment. In the living room, colors such as red or orange facilitate dialogue with your family or friends.
The blue and green in the rooms encourage relaxation and restful sleep, while the rose stimulates romance and passion. The yellow in the kitchen stimulates the appetite and gives energy from the beginning of the day, when you have breakfast.
For home furnishing, Feng Shui advises choosing natural materials as much as possible, such as wood, stone and metal. You should avoid plastic.
Wooden floors and doors and windows provide visual continuity between the natural outdoor environments and the interior of the home.
4) The layout of the sofa and the bed
The arrangement of furniture is one of the essential elements of Feng Shui. In the living room, the sofa should be positioned so that it faces the front door. Anyone who enters your home can immediately perceive the presence of a symbol of hospitality and hospitality. In addition, it should be placed with the back near the wall, to give a sense of security to those who will sit.
To create a more serene situation, the bed should be positioned so that it is not directly in front of the door. The door must be away from the eyes when trying to sleep.
5) The windows
The windows should be large enough to allow you to enjoy natural light for indoor lighting during the day. You should pay particular attention to windows located on a busy street.
The passage of cars must not disturb the harmony and tranquility of the house. This is why Feng Shui advises to cover them with appropriate curtains, of light color, so as not to prevent the natural light to enter while you rest.
Before moving the sofa or mirror, get rid of the superfluous. According to Feng Shui, the accumulation of objects that are not used and disordered prevents the flow of positive energy and can create stagnant situations that have the power to negatively influence the welfare of domestic life.
It is therefore better to try to tidy up every day and get rid of what is not used, of course, in the most ecological way, for example through bartering.
7) The kitchen
The kitchen should be a friendly and orderly place. The door should never be placed directly behind the stove, to promote a sense of tranquility while cooking.
The stove must be kept clean to encourage abundance and prosperity. The oven should never be placed near the refrigerator or sink. In the kitchen, as in all other rooms, you should avoid smooth, rounded furniture. Pay particular attention to the edges of the tables.
8) The bathroom
According to Feng Shui, the bathroom can be placed anywhere in your home. There is an important recommendation: the bathroom door should not open directly to the kitchen, to prevent the spread of germs.
The bathroom must always be equipped with a window, to allow adequate ventilation and to have light without the need for electrical energy during the day.
9) Stairs and lifts
The stairs inside the house must always be harmonious and not too steep, built with regular heights and built with natural materials such as wood or stone.
When designing a desk, you should pay particular attention to the position of the stairs or elevator where the front door is.
Mirrors can hinder the flow of positive energy. According to Feng Shui, there should be no visible mirrors placed in the room.
The presence of a mirror near the bed could hinder or even hinder sleep. An alternative to this would be to place the mirror inside the closet doors or in a hallway outside the room where you sleep.