Feng Shui in decoration is a millenary tradition that many people today still do not know, without even realizing how important it is.
Decorating is not only adorning or embellishing, it is more than that. It consists of creating environments that are pleasing to people living in them and to others.
To decorate is to achieve functional spaces that allow us to carry out our daily tasks with comfort. At present; to decorate is a crucial task. It is to change our spaces to also change our way of life.
If you’d like to know what those techniques with more than 3000 years of tradition are, and what you should not do, then join us!
• The Home Shape – Homes that are shaped like the letter “U” based on Feng Shui are considered as unlucky for love, marriage and guests. This shape will drive the home inhabitants away thus forcing them to seek the comforts of another home. Homes that are shaped like the letter “L” in the same way are considered as imbalanced and incomplete thereby producing energies that make the home destined to a discontented and lacking life. Split level homes which are structured uneven and unaligned are considered as representing difficulties in family, personality and career thereby producing uneven fortunes for the homeowner.
• The Entrance and Hallways – Narrow, dark and cramped entrances depress and block off the vital energies thereby trapping the energy in the darkness which produces depression and sadness in the home. Moreover, narrow hallways that function as entrance may result to sufferings on poor health and tough childbirth.
• Door Alignments – Awkward door openings represent poor alignment and are considered as dangerous signs that may plant discord in the family. Likewise, doors that are disproportioned to the size of the room limit the flow of the vital energies and consecutively depress the opportunities for success, health and happiness. On the other hand, doors that are larger than the room size will allow too much vital energies that may be uncontrollable on the part of the inhabitants to control or retain. As a result, the inhabitants may be unable to retain their wealth or fail to save money.
• Home Lighting – Home lighting in Feng Shui represents the sun. The lighting livens up the vital energies in the rooms and all through the home. Vital energies flourish on light thus expels shadows in the home. To allow these vital energies to flourish, the home must be filled with much light. However, one must wary on fluorescent lighting. Likewise, flickering and noise of lights disrupt the flow of vital energies and produces poor health to the home inhabitants. Once a light bulb has been burnt out, it should be immediately replaced to an equal light bulb or greater than it. To replace it with a lower light bulb will depress the vital energies and causes your health, wealth and career to be at risk.
Feng Shui principles may just be basically used to harmonize your surroundings to give you a pleasant home to live in. Once you try following the Feng Shui to correct the trouble spots in your home, the vital energies will start to flow positively and may do much more to your life.
To incorporate a good Feng Shui environment within the workplace or working office or business, there must always be light when you’re engaged in activities. If you’re fortunate enough to have windows that allow natural light in, don’t cover them up with dark blinds. Enhance the natural light flow in the area by putting up a mirror to pull the reflection of the natural light into the room -make sure that the reflections cause no discomfort to normal vision.
If you have a choice in the matter, always steer away from florescent tube lighting. These prevent the essence of life energy from flowing through the room. They whine and blink and cause distractions away from your goals. This is definitely a negative strike against your balance of peace within the workplace. It’s important to have plenty of light -you might want to get a small desk lamp to help give a good flow of life energy -or chi– in your space.
In your work space it’s important for Feng Shui to put priority emphasis on the placement of your desk. The desk is considered to be the heart of the room. It’s where the work gets accomplished and ideas are born. The desk should be arranged so that when you are at your normal sitting position, you’ll be able to see the entranceway to your office. The premise behind this is to allow you to know what is coming at you or what may be approaching you. In other words, no surprise attacks. If it’s not practical to position things so that you are facing the doorway, then you should consider placing reflective mirrors that will give you a view of the entrance. You’ll see them before they see you!
It’s easy for us to over clutter our workspace. It becomes a catch all because it’s our own personal space. If you look around, surely there are several things pervading the area that you don’t really need in your office. The bring the Feng Shui harmony into the works, it’s necessary for you to remove all unnecessary items from your space. Let the energy flow through the area without obstacles. This is especially important when you have a very small office area. If you are confused about what to keep and what to remove, look at it this way. If you aren’t going to be using it in the next couple of weeks, or at least this month, then chances are you should free up the space and let the energy flow through!