Feng Shui Tips For Your Home- Part 2
Last Modified: 15 March, 2018
Designing the interiors of your home as per simple feng shui guidelines is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance the flow of positive energy into your space. In our previous blog of feng shui tips for your home, we addressed the basics of feng shui at the entrance of your house, in the living room and the bathrooms. We also spoke about the ways you can increase the flow of positive energy into your home by adding a few elements of feng shui in your garden. Read on for tips on sprucing up the interiors of your kitchen, dining room and bedroom, to let your entire home benefit from the positive effects of feng shui.
The kitchen is a vital space as the energy represents nourishment and harmonious relationships between the home’s occupants. The kitchen, in feng shui, symbolises wealth and prosperity. Read on for some effective feng shui tips to bring in positivity in your kitchen:
- Where you place your stove is important for your family’s nourishment. Never place it under a window or directly opposite the front door. These openings allow for chi to enter your home. Stoves represent the fire element and would suppress the chi.
- Also, ensure that your stove is not opposite the sink. The sink comes under the water element. A clash between fire and water would cause disharmony between couples.
- In the same manner, avoid colours like black and red as they also cause a fire and water clash.
- Decorating the entire kitchen with shiny new appliances leaves the kitchen looking cold and unwelcoming. To shift the energy of the kitchen, it is preferred to decorate it with warm coloured items, herbs and fresh fruit.
- Ensure good lighting and ventilation. Facing the stove to the east will ensure positive energy; facing west will cause health issues and facing south would bring monetary problems in the house.
- If your stove is placed right opposite the entrance of your kitchen, in such a way that your back will face the entrance while cooking it is advisable you place a mirror in front of you so you can see the door.
Your home’s dining room, specifically the dining table, is an important consideration in feng shui home decoration. According to feng shui principles, the dining space relates to the spleen, which is an earth element and in traditional Chinese medicine is related to digestion. Let’s discuss the important feng shui tips to keep in mind while designing your dining room.
- In order to enhance the energy in the dining area, place a mirror that will reflect the table.
- The dining table needs to be spacious and centrally located. It is preferable to use a curved table, to ensure the flow of energy has a curved path around the room. If you have a rectangular table, place it at an angle to balance out the negative energy and accessorise with cushions and rugs in circular shapes.
- Honour the oldest person in the room by seating them the farthest from the door with a good view of the room.
- Use plain colours and simple shapes to promote the calming positive energy you intend to bring into the room.
- Discard any damaged cutlery to eliminate negative energy. While decorating your table, you can use a circular fruit bowl to enhance positive vibes.
- You could also use fresh yellow flowers or artificial ones made of silk or paper. Make sure you clean them regularly and stay wary of dried flowers as they combat the positive energy in the room.
- Avoid placing electronic devices like TVs and music systems in the dining room. They tend to balance out the positive energy generated.
- As a thumb rule, do not place any clocks in the dining room. This reminds guests of the passing time and gives out an un-welcoming feeling.
The bedroom is where you relax and get some much-needed calm after a long and tiring day. Implementing the basic principles of feng shui in your bedroom will help you wake up rejuvenated, energised and ready to take on a brand new day. Let’s see how we can redesign a bedroom with the healing power of feng shui.
- Paint your bedroom walls with a light, neutral colour to encourage restful sleep. Your headboard must always touch the wall to provide support. This is similar to the sofa arrangement in the living room.
- Balance the positive energy in your room by placing a set of bedside tables at the two corners of your bed. You can also introduce some romantic elements like candles or curvy lamps. Candles create a very intimate, warm and healing atmosphere and help in enhancing the flow of positive energy.
- Bring in fresh air by opening the windows of your bedroom for some cross-ventilation. If you are trying to keep polluted air at bay, you can opt for a good-quality air purifier to cleanse the air in the bedroom. If you are planning to use some indoor plants, make sure they are placed far away from the bed as plants in the bedroom is not great for feng shui.
- Have several levels of lighting in your bedroom, or use a dimmer switch to adjust the energy accordingly. Use blinds or curtains that completely block out external lighting.
- Have your bed easily approachable from both sides. Placing the bed on the same wall as a door or window is not advisable as the flow of energy in and out of the openings, disrupts the sleep.
- Placing electronic items, plants and water features in the bedroom disturb the sleep and therefore need to be avoided.
There is no doubt that optimizing your home as per the basic principles of feng shui gives rise to a holistic environment that promotes healing and wellness. Head out to Legacy today for top investment options in Bangalore and buy your dream home.