How to Decorate Your Home with Feng – Shui
So far, you discovered what Feng Shui is and how we can use it. We discussed the meaning of colors. As well as how to create harmony and balance in your home and at work by applying the teachings of the school of thought. In the two final chapters, I share with you how to decorate and use accessories to create balanced qi accounts. As well as how we can use Feng Shui decor in our Homes. And finally you can learn what affect water and the Circle of Life have on your home décor.
Below are the accessory types that you could use to decorate & improve your Qi.
- Texture to decorate
And In the last chapter we discuss the meaning of Water & the Cycle of Life for your Qi and how we should include it in our home decor.
- Indoor & Outdoor Options to decorate
- Why to use Water Fountains?
- More Feng Shui Cures with Water
If, you use this guide, to experiment with Feng Shui Tips in your own home. It is from essence that you take it slow, deploy only one cure at a time. And working only on one space, watch it unfold, before you move on to the next.
That Feng Shui teaches many alternative rules that rid spaces of negative energy and promote happiness, stability, affluence, tranquility and peace.
Feng Shui Decorating Tips
Remember? Feng Shui is about all the things that surround us. Therefore, we should see how we can use accessories to balance a space. You could kill two birds with one stone, if you could use feng shui decor to improve the Qi of your home while you decorate. And who knows, with some luck you may find a new way to use some old décor again or find an excuse to replace some.
Feng Shui & Lighting
Besides Colors, Lighting as well has a strong influence on how we feel. Therefore you need to deploy the light in each room correctly. To ensure you achieve your desired calming or energizing effect.
- Sunlight: Natural lighting is the very best way to brighten a room.
- Good Quality Lighting: Second best to natural lighting. If possible, don’t skimp when it comes to buying lamps, track lighting, or fixtures for your home.
- Bright Lighting: Promotes energy and activity (for a playroom, for example).
- Low Lighting: Promotes calmness and relaxation (for a bedroom or study, for example).
- Dimmers: Dimmer switches give you the flexibility to alternate between light settings.
It is best practice to use layers of light. That means use various sources on different levels like table lamp, floor lamp, wall sconces and ceiling lights.
Feng Shui & Texture
People often overlook the power of texture. They might not know how their style to decorate influences the energy. I suggest you start your feng shui decor by surrounding your self with different accessories and various accessory materials.
Window Treatments: when you decorate with woven blinds, drapes and window panels you add much feng shui decor in form of texture and interest to any room.
Rugs: A shag rug emits a playful energy, while a tightly coiled country rug adds a homey, and nurturing touch to a living room. Decide whether you would prefer to tread barefoot upon a soft carpet or a cooler wood floor. One draws the energy of comfort, the other professionalism. Choose the materials that radiate the best energy for you.
Pillows: Silk pillows add cool richness and sensuality. Cotton covers are warmer, better for kids, and casual relaxation. Fluffy pillows can be employed for a lighter, playful effect in a living room or playroom. Pillows are great for your feng shui decor as well as one of the easiest to decorate with.
Furniture: Sleek wood furniture conveys a sturdy and reassuring energy, while soft leather couches and love-chairs add a luxurious energy to a living room and study.
Wallpaper: Everything from grass cloth to stone can be added to walls to add texture and warmth to a room. It is also popular to cover walls with reclaimed distressed wood for a more rustic feel. Rooms with texture on the walls often feel more relaxing.
Feng Shui & Aromas
Aromas are an easy and inexpensive solution to help you achieve a harmonious home environment. Play with different scents in a room, changing them occasionally to see how the aromas aid in energizing or relaxing you.
Flowers: Flowers can be a terrific addition to any household because of their color and innate positive energy. Easy to forget, however, is how wonderful a room smells when fresh flowers are added.
Candles: Candles look beautiful and have an immediate calming effect on a room. Place various shaped candles with unique smells together in one collection.
Cooking: Cooking provides nourishment and comfort. An added benefit is the wonderful smells of cooking, which contribute to a balanced atmosphere in your home.
Incense: Incense is a fantastic cleansing agent. You can use it to erase negative energies, like after an argument. The scent will permeate all corners of the room, and either relax or invigorate the inhabitants, depending on what type of incense you use.
Don’t forget: The most important element of your home, you and your family. Even plants and flowers play a vital role in livening up an environment. Pets and children are great for adding movement in to each room. That in turn, keeps the energy of your house circulating. Experiment with these and other Feng Shui decor solutions, till you find the desired balance and perfect harmony in your home.
Feng Shui & The Cycle Of Life
Let’s discuss how water can influence your Qi. Water takes in Feng Shui a special place since it is not just a means of transport but also part of the 5 Elements.
Water And The Cycle Of Life
Besides the wind there is no greater pathway of the least resistance to this invisible energy than through flowing water. Therefore, we suggest to you to incorporate water into your environment. So it can bring balance into your life.
- The placement of water and other elemental materials attracts Qi.
- While energy does tend to gather in certain places.
- Proper circulation of Qi may become obstructed or unbalanced in areas of a home or office.
Then we may experience the adverse effects in many ways. For instance, relationships with other people may be unfulfilling, health may become impaired, or our finances may suffer. There are many ways to improve Qi, and one of the easiest ways to introduce the principles of Feng Shui into your life is with the addition of water.
What makes water so special?
Generally speaking, water features are used to stimulate or create wealth or prosperity. Beyond the financial representation itself, richness in the value of life itself is also considered prosperous.
Water is represented by several elements in a home. Black colored items for example. If they are placed in the west, black symbolizes seriousness, formality, and wisdom. It is also used to increase mental activity and communication.
While dark blue reminds us of nature and conveys a sense of serenity; symbolizes seriousness and dignity.
Also representative of water are glass materials. Including household objects like sinks, tubs, toilets, faucets, aquariums, pools, glass items, and plumbing. As well as any wavy and irregular glass shape, that symbolizing flexibility, interaction, and adaptability.
All these colors, materials, and shapes can be linked with one element or another. It’s important to stress that one element should not dominate over the others. For example, too much fire in a room can cause tension and instability.
Why to use Water Fountains?
Slow moving water allows energy to accumulate, or even be formed. This is why water fountains become essential to balance life’s energies.
Depending on the placement of a water fountain, they can enhance different aspects of your life and improve mental health.
Water fountains are great in your Feng Shui decor because they bring the soothing sounds of water into your life. That is a good way to bring positive energy into the home.
Indoors, place a wall fountain in your office or work area. The soothing effect of running water helps reduce tension. It also provides a symbolic nourishment to increase your income. The stones in the fountain help stabilize your finances. So you don’t spend more as you income grows.
Outdoors, garden fountains can be used. Like wall fountains, garden fountains are available in materials that are also appropriate for Feng Shui such as glass—(again, symbolizes water), stone, ceramic, wood, and metal. These Feng Shui material elements go hand-in-hand with the balance you wish to create in your home.
Birdbaths are also a great addition to your front- or back-yard. Feng shui connects water, which nurtures all life, with money. Birds are also considered lucky, so this cure combines both symbols to increase prosperity.
More Feng Shui Cures with Water
- Position a mirror to reflect a body of water. This cure is for people who live near a body of water—a lake, the ocean, a river, or a stream. Water, which nourishes all life, can also symbolically nourish your finances and help increase your income. Hang a mirror so that it reflects the view of water and “draws” its wealth-producing energy to you.
- Install an aquarium in your living room. Aquariums grace many Chinese restaurants and are considered good luck. Because fish are living creatures, they are apt symbols of life, health, and growth, and water nourishes all living things. An aquarium also makes a colorful, calming addition to your interior environment.
- Replace a washer in a leaky kitchen faucet. A dripping faucet in the kitchen, where wealth is generated, can cause money to slowly leak away.
- Close toilet lids. Qi flows away from your home via drains, especially the toilet. Closing the toilet lid keeps money from “going down the drain.”
- Close the bathroom door and the shower curtain. By keeping these closed, you prevent chi—and prosperity–from slipping away down the drain.
- Hang a glass wind chime in the window of your office or work space. Glass facilitates mental activity and communication, so this is good for people who work in communication fields, computers, or sales.
It is also important to know that …
- Pictures of moving water can also cause problems.
- If you’ve a picture of a waterfall, river, or ocean in your bedroom, it would be better to move it.
- Aquariums in the bedroom can cause sleeping issues and should be moved.
Feng Shui reminds us that we should be living with, not against nature. And it benefits both human beings and our environment. Our lives are affected by our physical and emotional environments.
Therefore, we should not be surrounding ourselves with all this destruction and obstruction. Instead, we should surround ourselves with openness, cleanliness, and the understanding of life’s essential elements. If we do so, we are harmonizing ourselves and balancing our lives.
In this Guide you found just merely an introduction to some Feng Shui practices. There are countless more Feng Shui decor ideas for your home or office. Some ideas increase the balance and harmony. Others help to harvest positive energies and some work as repellents for bad energies.
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Remember, that opening your heart to universe alone allows the flow of healing energies into your heart and home. And it is therefore more important, than knowing the meaning of colors, or some Feng Shui practice.
The original book on The Spiritual Feng Shui has been written especially for Feng Shui Beginner Students. To take home the significance of spiritualism for the Feng Shui practice. Did you learn something new? What Feng Shui Cure will you try first? Do you have any further questions? Either way feel free to leave a comment in the box below. I’m looking forward to help.
Thanks for reading and sharing…. JK 🙂
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