Feng Shui is an art, which was originated in China, but has spread throughout the western countries and Asia. Through Feng Shui, you can create balance and positive energy around your work, relationships, health and house.
Here are some Feng Shui friendly tips for your sweet home.
1. Feng Shui Tips for Your Bedroom
- Ensure proper air flow in your bedroom. A dark room lacks positive energy, so make it bright.
- Keep the bed away from the door of your bedroom.
- Don’t place mirrors opposite or at the side of your bed. Mirrors can affect your relationships.
- Keep the windows of your bedroom opened for at least ½ hour. This will check the accumulation of decayed chi (energy) in your bedroom.
- Don’t place television in your bedroom. If you want to keep TV in your room, cover it with a plastic, after watching.
- Position your bed in such a way that there should be no shaft of light on the top of it.
- Your bed should have a strong wall behind or a strong head board. It helps in keeping you healthy.
- Your bedroom should be clutter free.
2. Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen
- Your kitchen should not be closed to the front or the back door; otherwise, chi may escape out.
- There should be no washbasin and bathroom, opposite to your kitchen.
- Keep the kitchen spacious and airy. Don’t overload it with gadgets.
- Don’t keep refrigerator or any other electronic items opposite to your cooking hobs or stove.
- Position the stove in such a manner that while cooking, your back should not be towards the door.
- Don’t place stove under the beam.
- Fresh fruits or flowers attract positive energy in your kitchen.
- Paint your kitchen with yellow. This colour attracts light.
- Mirrors in your kitchen bring bad fortune. So, avoid placing mirrors in the kitchen.
3. Feng Shui Tips for Your Living Room
- Place couches, chairs and sofas in such a manner that they face the main door.
- Don’t put furniture under beams.
- Hang a cheerful family portrait on the east wall. It helps in keeping the family together.
- If you want to enhance your career, hang a picture of waterfall or lake on the northern wall.
- Don’t use dried flowers to adorn your living room as it is considered inauspicious in Feng Shui.
- Décor your living room with fresh flowers and money plants. It will bring good luck in your house.
- Never leave the corners empty. Place small lamps or tables in the corners of the living room.
- Place the mirror in such a manner that it doesn’t reflect the washroom, kitchen or staircase. Don’t hang it opposite to the door of the living room.
4. Feng Shui Tips for Your Kid’s Room
- Choose light pastel shades for your kid’s room.
- There should be a firm wall behind the writing table of the children.
- Don’t allow children to sleep on double bunk beds. The kid sleeping beneath will not receive enough ‘fresh chi’, which may affect his/her health. In case, you are confronting space constraints, hang a crystal sphere or metallic wind chime with 6 rods around the bed, to keep your child healthy and hearty.
- Positive energy is not able to reach beneath the bed. So, don’t allow your child to sleep on the floor on mattresses.
- Don’t place a mirror facing towards the bed.
- Keep the kid’s room clutter free.
5. Feng Shui Tips for Your Dining Room
- Your dining room should be in the north-west, west, south-east or east from the centre of the house.
- Dining room should not be near to the front door. If it is, hang a beaded curtain or place a screen to block the negative chi.
- Paint your dining room with natural and earthy colours, like off white, cream, sky blue, yellow, peach, pink, etc. These colours brings positive chi.
- The mirror should be hanged reflecting the dining table.
- The guest should always be seated to face the door. The head of the family should be seated facing the door and at the head of the table. Daughters should be seated in the south, east or south east, sons in the east, north or north east, and mother in the south west direction.