You have probably heard about feng shui and how it can help improve the balance in your home.
Some feng shui principles are difficult to implement in city apartments or old houses. However, you can easily use other guidelines to see significant improvements.
Find out here how feng shui can help make your home more harmonious, enjoyable and inviting with just a few simple, practical changes.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method of organizing one’s surroundings (home, office, etc.) through ancient wisdom to improve the harmony and balance of the person who inhabits the room.
To achieve feng shui, the following elements are included:
- Furniture arrangement
- Wall color
- Mirrors and decorative elements
- Other factors that are more difficult to change, such as the location of the building.
Below we talk about some of the keys to Feng Shui to harmonize your home with ease and feel the benefits of health and wellness.
Your front door
The front door of your home is very important, as it is symbolic of welcoming you every day, as well as receiving your guests.
It should be large, strong and light, a door that can be opened completely, and which has an obstacle-free path into the first room in the house.
Light is energy
There should be light in your home, whether natural or electric, for a warm and cozy atmosphere. Whenever you can, always choose natural light and large windows.
When this is not possible, use lamps, candles and other lighting elements.
On the other hand, you should avoid any kind of light in the bedroom at night, no matter how small, since it interferes with sleep.
The bathroom should always be in a discreet location. In other words, it should not be visible from the front door, kitchen or living room.
Look closely at the location of the door and even the angle when it is open. Consider using room dividers or curtains to hide it when visible from a main room.
Another Feng Shui detail is that the toilet lid should always be down. It is more than just an aesthetic problem; it is a question of energy flow that supposedly can even lead to financial loss.
Kitchen of abundance
Your kitchen is a very important part of your house, as it symbolizes wealth and abundance in the family.
The transformation of food through water and fire is a process of essential alchemy for good health.
Therefore, the stove should be far from or separated from the sink to achieve the correct distance between these two opposing forces.
In addition, one should avoid a layout where the person doing the cooking has his back to the kitchen entrance.
Finally, include wood elements, fresh fruit and fresh flowers for a hint of life and color in your kitchen.
A harmonious sleep
Your bedroom is the room meant for intimacy and rest, and should not play any other role. It is not recommended to use it for any kind of work, as this can get the room out of balance.
Here we will highlight the keys to a healthy bedroom according to Feng Shui:
- Choose natural fabrics and materials, as well as soft colors or pastel colors. You can use some stronger colors like red, but it should be limited.
- Another important problem when it comes to the bedroom is the way the bed is placed. The head of the bed should point to the north or east.
- Avoid mirrors that reflect the bed.
- While it may seem wise to store things under your bed (or store things on your headboard), it may make it harder to sleep at night.