(Credited to: homefuly)
You might have possibly heard about the term Feng Shui when decorating your home. It is more than just a simple trendy style, it is an art and has been around for a very long time. With this guide, we want to help you to get familiar with it. We will give you as well some useful tips to transform your home. Keep reading and discover all the secrets behind these words!
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese term that literally translates to "Wind Water" and relates to the art and practice of positioning & orienting buildings. The goal is to balance the flow of Qi –invisible forces/energy, which connects the humanity, earth and universe, through the creation of harmonious and powerful environments to welcome happiness, wealth, success and love to our lives.
The secret for good Feng Shui lies on finding the perfect placement of the energy: where you place yourself in life will regulate and determine the success in your personal and work life. It is easier to understand if you think of how being around a happy person makes your own energy happy. The same applies to your home when it is surrounded by good Feng Shui.
Finally, and before getting started, you should be aware of the existence (among many, many things) of the 5 Feng Shui elements. Without these vital elements, there won’t be any possible Feng Shui represented in our lives: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
(Credited to: heavenlystems)
These 5 elements have their own energy and it is expressed in specific colors, sounds and more.
Now that we are clear on the very basics of Feng Shui, we want to share with you some of our MUST-DO tips to balance the energy of your bedroom, since it is one of the most important pieces at home. We will give you as well a few extra tips for the rest of your house:
De-Clutter Your Space!
We know this could be hard and time-consuming, but how are you going to welcome all the new vibes if you do not get rid of the bad ones? The first step to build a Feng Shui environment is to throw away all the clutter, which symbolizes unfinished business, and impedes you from moving forward with your life. Our advice: if it’s been standing there for more than a year and you have not used it, it is time to remove it from your life. Once you are done, you are ready to continue.
Find the Good Positioning for your Bed
There are many rules to follow regarding the bedroom, since it is the place you seek for intimacy, to relax and rest. Here are the most important ones to keep the energy of this space in total harmony:
(Credited to: knowfengshui)
Colors: Ready, Set, Go!
As we discovered before, colors are the expression of the 5 Elements. Adding a specific color to a room will create good energy, making a more vibrant and healthy space. There are different ways to choose the colors for the rooms: you could follow the Traditional Bagua, the Western Bagua, or discover your Feng Shui Birth element. Since we want to keep this guide simple to help you discover step by step this art, we will focus on choosing the right color following the orientation of your house:
Remember that each direction needs a specific element in order to thrive energetically, and keep in mind that if you do not like a specific color, let’s say red, but you chose it because it is associated with fortune, it will only create a feeling of unhappiness every time you enter that room (and that is bad Feng Shui)
Further Tips to Apply to your Home…
(Credited to: hgtv)