What was once a practice associated with the Chinese empire has become widely popular and has spread around the world as a philosophy of life to ensure the good circulation of positive energy.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system based on the study of the relationship between the visible and the invisible world to achieve a conscious and harmonious occupation of space. In short, Feng Shui aims at the positive influence of a space on the people who occupy it.
According to this Chinese philosophical system, harmony in the home, the objects that are used for decoration, the direction they point towards, where they are put, their colours … these exert great power over you and the people who live with you.
Decorate your home using Feng Shui
We explain how you can implement the basic rules of Feng Shui simply in your home, and in so doing eliminate and avoid the negative, make things work smoothly and ensuring that good energy abounds.
Brighten the space
The kitchen, the dining room, the living room … are all areas for activity in the home and so they need lighting to reinforce them. Natural light is very important, but if we do not have enough light, we can add to the brightness of these spaces with ceiling lights and ambient lamps.
The remaining areas, like the bathroom and the bedroom, are spaces for rest, and so require lighting that encourages relaxation. That is why the ideal is to bathe them in warm and ambient light.
Remove mirrors from in front of doors
In the Feng Shui philosophy it is believed that if you have a mirror in front of a front door, it bounces back the energy that enters and out it goes again. So, it is not a good idea to place mirrors in front of doors, but rather to allow energy to flow around the house without escaping.
A welcoming hallway
The hallway is the part of the home that greets you, giving the first impression of a home on entering. A colourful carpet, an attractive painting and warm light will clasp you in a welcoming embrace imbued with good energy.
Make your hallway an attractive space that beckons the way into your home.
Use plants to let your home breathe
As well as providing oxygen, it is believed that plants can cleanse the atmosphere of bad energy. This is why the philosophy of Feng Shui maintains that the use of plants to decorate rooms has always been and remains a good way to manage the energies that run through the house.
Larger plants work well in doorways and corners, while smaller plants serve to decorate furniture surfaces.
The colour palette in Feng Shui philosophy
The right colours are essential if we want to arrange our house according to Feng Shui philosophy.
As mentioned above, in the home we have spaces for activity, such as the kitchen or the dining room, and places of peace and quiet, such as bedrooms.
For quiet spaces, the ideal colours are red, pink, white, yellow and shades of orange.
Changes of season often inspire a thorough tidying and cleaning of the home. Changing the clothes in the wardrobe, throwing away or storing things that we will no longer use in the coming months … This is a good time to apply Feng Shui to enhance the spaces in our home. In short, seasonal cleaning serves to bring cycles to a close and help embark on new beginnings.