Feng Shui is a rule in Chinese philosophy that can be adapted to fit with many different decorating styles. It involves the spatial arrangement and orientation of Feng Shui colors (yin and yang) as well as the flow of energy in designing furniture, buildings, and objects.
Feng Shui is said to have originated from the Jin Dynasty (265-420.). Ancient Chinese believed in manipulating the Chi (related to the wind) so that it was not wasted but instead used for decorative purposes. Today, the benefits of Feng Shui go beyond object, office, and home decoration, it is known to heal the body and soul.
What is Feng Shui House
A Feng Shui house is a house where all the decoration in the house is made of Feng Shui elements. For this type of house, any changes that will be made ought to be introduced consciously with the intent of improving your life the Feng Shui way. Basically, Feng Shui is used to make the most of the spaces in your house. It helps to balance energies from objects with your own body and soul so that you can easily get positive energies flowing through the spaces in your house.
Home decoration with Feng Shui requires you to reposition different objects. For instance, when decorating your bedroom according to the Feng Shui, you’ll have to position the door in a way that it’ll be farthest from the entrance. An ideal position will be where you are able to benefit from the Chi that enters and flows normally (not too strong) through the bedroom space. Keeping these objects in the commanding position will give you a clearer view of the windows and door. This position represents power – offering you maximum control over your environment. Also, if you focus on love, romance or marriage, positioning your head to your “Nien Yen” or romance direction will enhance the love section of your life while you sleep.
Use of Feng Shui Colors
In Feng Shui, there are two types of energies that represent the colors of Feng Shui – they are yin and yang. Yin energy is regarded as the energy from a plant growing from the earth towards the sky while yin energy is dissipated from the sky. There are different Feng Shui colors and each has different properties such as healing, wealth enhancement, relief, comfort, etc. Flowers made with colors red, purple, blue, white or green are believed to have yin energies. The most important thing to note is that making use of Feng Shui colors can help you enhance your environment.
Choosing the Correct Light
Another Zen tip is to use only natural daylight. Replacing fluorescent lights with warm lights and placing your desk directly in front of the windows can help to improve your mood and visibility. It is also helpful in preventing eye strain.
Decorating your home according to Feng Shui is not only beautiful but also hygienic. If you want to introduce Feng Shui objects such as plants into your home, you may need to get rid of most contemporary items and introduce ones with Feng Shui elements. This may be a tough decision but in the end your home will be filled with the harmony, right spirit, ambiance, and enthusiasm accompanied with Feng Shui.