While feng shui literally means wind-water, the philosophy actually refers to a system of laws that determine the arrangement and orientation of various elements within a building.
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When it comes to interior design, the focus is more on the use of color, the benefit of symbols, and the placement of furniture.
If you’re looking for harmony in your home, these feng shui tips will help you cover the five fundamental elements (fire, earth, water, wood, and metal) meant to enhance your living space and enhance your life.
What is important to you right now? Is happiness? find love? attract wealth? find peace? decide what you want in your life and find a color that matches that desire.
lift your spirits with yellow, the color of happiness and warmth.
welcome abundance with gold, a color associated with money and wealth.
Enliven a living space with red, the color of fire, a symbol of the sun and life that will bring joy, excitement and sexual desire. very hot!
blue is calming, healing and relaxing – a perfect color for the bedroom.
Are you feeling elegant? eggplant will create a sense of mysticism or nobility, while purple brings romance.
While the key here is to make sure the symbols resonate with you, you also have to fall in love with the visuals. so if you want prosperity, but you’re not a fan of fish, it just won’t work.
find a theme that you, as an individual, really appreciate, that has deep meaning and visual appeal.
6. koi fish
koi have a powerful and energetic life force. swim against the current like the koi to achieve good fortune, success, and prosperity.
If you are single, butterflies (symbolizing freedom) will bring a host of suitors to your door and give you the freedom to choose the one that suits you best. If you already have a partner, the butterfly ‘love cure’ will invite commitment and devotion.
an ancient symbol of abundance, water will draw bounty your way. the refreshing blue color will provide a deeper connection to the mysteries of life.
With 24 seasons in the Chinese agricultural year, nature is an extremely important part of the culture. Using nature in a home helps us live in harmony with our surroundings.
10. invite love
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this is more about removing than adding. remove everything from a room that distracts you from love: dirty underwear, an old basketball, a kitty litter box – you get the point. add a symbol of romance and you’re ready to attract love.
it’s about spatial relationships. the seating arrangement is quite logical. for example, placing a sofa against the wall and placing furniture where no one will trip over it.
Using shapes and images from nature will help actualize the inclusion of the five elements.
11. sofa against a solid wall
a sofa should not sit in the middle of a room, but against a wall, as far away from the entrance as possible and preferably with a clear view of the door.
12. mixture of shapes
Using a combination of shapes will help cover all five mandatory elements. circles = metal. triangles = fire. squares = earth. rectangles = wood. too easy really!
13. significant trips
For a stronger spiritual connection, it is important to surround yourself with meaningful items. perhaps a beautiful travel print would fit the bill.
14. lucky bamboo
A popular feng shui cure, lucky bamboo brings a peaceful and wise energy into your home. if you’re not good at keeping plants alive, a print on the wall might be a better cure.
15. gender balance
If yin is feminine and yang is masculine, yin/yang is about combining the two to achieve a balance of energies. how you accomplish this in your own home is completely up to you.