Feng Shui, ancient Chinese art, literally means vent (Feng) it eau (Shui). These two opposite entities must balance each other to establish harmonious relationships, maintain good health, attract prosperity to the home. Applied to the home, the principles of Feng Shui impose a specific organization because a good orientation of the pieces of furniture, the presence of certain objects, the choice of a color take part in the good circulation of energy (Chi). Overview of the basic rules.
Let in air and light
Air and light represent two essential elements favoring the circulation of good energy (Chi). We must therefore think of ventilate regularly the rooms, especially the bedroom before sleeping. At the same time, you can diffuse essential oils with therapeutic benefits. In the entrance, the kitchen, the bathroom, let in the most natural light possible and consider using full-spectrum bulbs. On the other hand, the intimate atmosphere of the bedroom lends itself more to soft lights and sieved. Opt for dimmers that create the desired intensity or shades. Candles will add a note of sensuality.
Put your house in order
The more space you free up in your home, the more energy can pass through. All rooms should be decluttered. L’entrée is a very important place in Feng Shui because it represents a transition between theinterior and theoutside. As such, it must be easily accessible and inviting. Shoes that accumulate external energy are stored in a cabinet. In the kitchen, your work surfaces are cleared so as not to slow down the Chi. Hang as many utensils as possible, organize your cupboards and avoid unnecessary accessories. The Windows allow you to watch the world and let the daylight in, so a good cleaning is in order.
Choose the appropriate colors
Colors have a special meaning in Feng Shui because they refer to the yin and at which. These two opposite facets must complement each other to find harmony and balance. Yin activities relate to relaxation, meditation, hobbies… (blue, green, purple, brown, black and the resulting mixtures). Yang activities are associated with action, movement, vital dynamism (red, orange, yellow, pink and similar hues). Generally speaking, warm colors have a stimulating power, while cool colors are soothing. Thus, blue is ideal in an office or a library because it promotes concentration but also in the bathroom, a place of well-being par excellence. Suggesting carnal contact, pink invites itself deliciously into the bedroom while yellow, synonymous with friendliness and of communicationcan be installed in many rooms of the house, especially the kitchen and the living room.
Fix mirrors wisely
Mirrors bring energy and reflect light, hence the need to place them in places strategic so that they reflect something beautiful. Example: do not place them in front of a trash can or a messy shelf. Be careful in the bedroom because if they are stimulants in moments of intimacy, they should not reflect the bed under penalty – according to the beliefs of Feng Shui – of causing insomnia, adultery or illness… Conversely, mirrors are welcome in the bathroom.
Plants play an important role in Feng Shui because they provide force vitale in the house and help clean the air. Not recommended in the bedroom, they make it possible to live healthier in all the other rooms such as the entrance or the bathroom… The kitchen often conceals a space above the cupboards which attracts dust and traps the Chi. In that case, fill that void with green plants to transform dead energy into positive energy.
Arrange Feng Shui objects and materials
Water represents wealth in Feng Shui, hence the interest of inviting it, in the form of fontaine for example, inside or in front of your home. The rule being to make the water flow towards the centre from home in order to allow prosperity to flow into your life. As to crystalsthey are the energy drivers of good Feng Shui by providing the essence of abundance from the depths of the earth (clear quartz, pyrite, citrine and amethyst…)
Make good use of visuals
Images have a very powerful power. If you can’t place the Feng Shui objects or they don’t suit you, paintings, posters and other displays can help express the desired energy. For example, images of plants, forestof nature will bring the desired luxuriance. Same suggestion for water: if you don’t have a fountain, you can hang visuals of clear water, preferably in motion. The photos reflecting the happiness family (birthday, wedding…) framed by bois are also welcome in the house except in the bedroom reserved for you and your spouse.
Arrange your interior well
In the salonchoose comfortable armchairs and sofas with shapes rounded. Arrange them around a central point (coffee table, fireplace that is operated regularly, etc.) and never with their backs to the door because their purpose is to facilitate conversations and friendly relationships. Remember to hide the corners of the walls with furniture, plants, objects that are dear to you.
The cuisine, considered the heart of the house, should ideally be located near the entrance hall to entice guests to settle in. The cooking elements (ovens, hobs) and the sink must not be next to each other, otherwise there may be a confrontation between the fire and water. Another rule is to store the knives pointed and to prefer curved lines for the island in order to drive out the negative waves. The work plan will be positioned so as not to turn its back to the door.
In the bedrooms, places of relaxation and rest, the location of the bed is essential. It is arranged with the head against a wall and as far as possible from a porte or a window. For optimal quality of sleep, be sure to turn off electrical appliances, avoid bright colors and piles of books, synonymous with work.
In all the rooms, we will therefore avoid everything disorder and reduce furniture to strict minimum so that the Chi can flow freely in the house.