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How to apply feng shui to a room

In feng shui, the dining room is a symbol of family harmony. It’s a place where we gather to share meals and celebrations, so it also represents your friendships and community connections. Ideally, you want the energy in this part of your home to support these relationships and gatherings. Using feng shui, you can soften the energy in your dining room to create a more harmonious gathering spot for your family and friends. Whether you want to lessen family drama, create deeper friendships, or just create a cozy and supportive place for your household to eat dinner together, here are a few ways you can apply feng shui to your dining room

Dining Room Table

Shape is one of the tools that feng shui practitioners use to shift the energy in a space. You can intentionally choose the shape of your dining room table to support a certain type of energy that you’d like to cultivate. A square or rectangular table is best if you’d like to invite in more stability and grounding, or if your goal is to have less drama in your family or friendships. An oval or round table is great for creating a smooth, gentle flow of qi (energy) around the room.

Dining Chairs

If you want your family and guests to relax and linger, make sure you have comfortable dining chairs. Look for chairs with supportive backs that are easy to get in and out of. There should also be enough room around each chair so that they can be pulled away from the table comfortably, and guests don’t feel like they have to squeeze in or out.

It’s also a good idea to consider the number of dining chairs. If you want to make more friends and have more houseguests, make sure you have more chairs than the number of people living in your home. For example, a couple who wants to have more dinner parties should aim for four or even six chairs around their dining table. Even if you don’t use these chairs every day, this extra seating creates space for friends and family to come into your home and your life.

How to apply feng shui to a room

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Wall Color

If you’re deciding what color to paint the walls in your dining room, you can look to feng shui color theory for guidance. Choose a color that supports your intentions for how you’d like to use your dining room space, and make sure it’s a color that you like. Here are a few feng shui-inspired colors you might want to include in your dining room:

  • Red stimulates appetite and adds warm, expressive fire energy to your celebrations.
  • Brown and yellow are grounding and nourishing, and they’re connected to stable earth energy. Yellow also brings in more feelings of joy.
  • Greens and mid-tone blues bring an uplifting, healing wood element to your space.
  • White and gray are popular colors that can provide a versatile, neutral backdrop. They are more about completing projects, getting things done, and less about eating and entertaining. We would suggest adding some red accents to bring in a bit of fire and warm up the space.

Area Rugs

An area rug is a great addition to your dining room because it will help to settle the energy in the space. From a design perspective, it’s important to have a rug that is the appropriate size for the room. Make sure that the rug in your dining room is large enough that your dining chairs are still on the rug when they are pulled away from the table. You can also bring in another layer of feng shui meaning by choosing a rug in one of the colors mentioned above.

Artwork, Mirrors, and Decor

Lastly, don’t forget to bring in some decorative touches to make your space your own. The dining room is a great place to add imagery that evokes feelings of abundance because the ability to nourish yourself with good food is connected to abundance and prosperity in feng shui. Art is another great way to add an extra pop of color to boost the qi in your dining room.

Adding mirrors to your dining room will also increase abundance by doubling all of the fabulous food and elaborate meals that you present to your family and guests. Choose a mirror that you love, and hang it in a location where it can reflect the table as well as anything placed on it.

You can also add fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit to intentionally bring in specific types of energy. This is a great way to play with feng shui and color in your dining room without having to paint your walls or get new furniture. Try a vase of yellow flowers for overall well being and joy, red flowers for dynamic energy and prosperity, greenery for compassion and flexibility, or a bowl of oranges for auspicious yang energy.

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  • home
  • yard and
  • specific room

As you can see on the Bagua  Feng Shui Love/Relationship area is always located at the back right corner of any room (when looking from the entry door to that room ). 

As you see on the picture below, the Relationship /Love Area of your bedroom is located at the far right corner when aligned with your bedroom door.  

Relationship/Love Area of your home and yard is located at the far right corner when aligned with your front entrance door.

How to apply feng shui to a room

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At this moment perhaps you have had a good success in some areas but other areas  had been causing you difficulties for some time. 

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How to apply feng shui to a room

Do you want to know how to use Feng Shui in the bedroom? The set of millenarian techniques developed to balance our energies known as Feng Shui can be applied in many ways in domestic environments to attract, concentrate and organize our energies.

Typically, those who seek to use Feng Shui teachings to bring more joy and fulfilment to their lives usually seek to apply the techniques in the most exposed environments of the house and in areas that are commonly used, such as living room, kitchen or even an office. However, a room that is easily forgotten is the bedroom. Learn more about applying Feng Shui to your bedroom for a better sleep.

Feng Shui in the Bedroom for a good night’s sleep

The bedroom is an environment that should receive the same attention as all the rooms in a household when applying Feng Shui. It is in our bedroom that we must find the peace and relaxation necessary to have a good night’s sleep, restoring our physical and mental energies.

For this, we must keep the negative energy away and also a good flow of chi through the environment, which should not be messy or too strong; if it is very strong the occupants will be restless and will have difficulty sleeping. That is why we will talk about some techniques that help in harmonizing the energies of Feng Shui in the bedroom.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Headboard

When we enter into our sleep state, the body begins its energetic repair process on several levels. Feng Shui says that this moment should be used to the fullest. For the body to feel safe during this process, it needs a solid support for the head. Then invest in a solid bed headboard and preferably made of wood.

Bed on the Ground

Beds with drawers or other storage systems have been the option of many people to get more space inside the room but although they are not totally prohibitive, they are not recommended by Feng Shui. This is because most of them are almost entirely supported on the floor, which prevents the circulation of energy beneath the person who is sleeping. During sleep, the energies need to circulate around our body so that the healing and restoration process is adequate.

Chests of drawers

Having two dressers, one on each side of the bed, will help keep your energies centered while you sleep. They work as a grounding medium and provide balance on the sides of the bed, so it is recommended that you have one for each side of your mattress; for couples, this will help balance the sense of equality in the relationship. Ideally, the dressers should be round in shape and not in the traditional square, since the round ones offer a better locking of Chi energies that could be harmful to sleep.

Electronics and Mirrors

The electromagnetism of electronic gadgets may be bad for your sleep; in addition, they function as distractions and take away the essence of the room being a place of rest and relaxation. Mirrors should be avoided in the bedroom, especially in front of the bed and in doors, as they are excessively energetic and can act as energy flow blockers.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Applying feng shui to a standard house comes with its own set of rules, but if you’re trying to create good feng shui to a single room or create a feng shui studio apartment, that comes with its own set of needs and challenges. There are many who rent a room in a house and want to apply feng shui to their bedroom because that space is their whole living space.

No matter whether you’re renting a studio apartment or trying to apply feng shui to your one-room living situation, you can make it happen and give your home good feng shui!

Studio apartment challenges.

For a studio that has a bathroom and kitchen and sleeping space all in one room, there are more challenging aspects because all those activities are combined in one small space. Even so, there are workarounds. Here are some of the feng shui considerations for a studio apartment and one-room living.

Designated living space.

If you are able to create a dedicated sleeping area, that will help you feel more rested and secure. Try to keep your living and sleeping areas separate if possible. For bedroom rentals, this may not be possible, but you may be able to create a faux living area by sleeping on a fold-out sofa or a futon so you’re not always in a bedroom.

Cocoon your sleeping space.

In a studio apartment, your sleeping space is critical. It’s important that you are able to sleep without seeing either the kitchen or the bathroom. It’s best if you can create a sleeping nook or delineate a separate sleeping space with curtains, bookshelves or a room divider. These create a private and protected area for you to sleep well and be more rested.

Auspicious entry.

Your entry always the start of your feng shui. Work at creating a streamlined entryway, keeping it as clear and open as possible. This allows good energy to enter your apartment and keep it from becoming stagnant and stuck – and that helps keep opportunities and income flowing.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Create organization.

It’s easy for a small space to get messy quickly, that’s what makes good organization so important. Invest in space-saving organizers and use as much available space as you can, such as under your bed to help you store more items.

What to avoid? Watch that shelves are not aimed at you when you’re sleeping and avoid mounting shelves over your bed.

Be cautious with plants.

If you live in a studio or a single room, plants should always be out of sight from the bed. Although plants are great feng shui, it’s important that your sleeping space is free of them so that your health is protected.

It may seem counterintuitive, but plants can actually harm your health and relationship energy, so that’s why it’s important that they are relegated only to living areas and not bedrooms. If your studio or rental space is single room living, such as a rented bedroom, it would be better to forgo plants altogether and opt for an image of a plant instead.

Check water fountains.

A bubbling water fountain is great feng shui, but when space is small, ensure that you turn off any water fountain at night so that you don’t hear it while sleeping. It’s also a good idea to keep your fountain small and in proportion to size of your space, and kept only in a living area. If you have a one-room apartment or bedroom, avoid water fountains and opt for a small, pretty image of water.

Use round shapes.

In small spaces, round shapes are good feng shui and good for decorating. They have no sharp corners and take up less space than square shapes. Choose round shapes for side tables, dining, and bedside tables.

Good views and good vibes.

Because you have a small space, it’s essential to keep your home’s vibration bright, happy and uplifted. Add vibrant artwork at your entryway and try to create a pretty spot for your eye to land when you walk into your apartment or room. If you have windows, add a mirror opposite the window to open up your space visually and bring in more light. Just take care not to reflect the bed in any mirror.

Understand your space.

Even small spaces need to be understood. This will help you to activate your home according to feng shui and know where your challenges are. For instance, this studio apartment shows a bagua laid over the diagram. We can see that the door is in the northwest and the windows are in the southeast.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Do your best to create an accurate drawing of your apartment and then by standing in the center, take a compass reading to find the directional corners (N, E, S, SW, NW, etc.). Note the corners on your floor plan, so you’ll know how to activate them.

Using the diagram shown, we can see that the living area is in the east and southeast. This makes a good spot to add a pretty plant or vase of flowers. The west, northwest, and north have the kitchen and bathrooms located here, but we don’t want to activate those areas, but activating these corners of the “living area” would be helpful.

If you’re in a bedroom or single room living area, you’ll apply the bagua the same way for a single room, but if you don’t have a delineated sleeping area, it’s best to forego plants and water fountains overall. Instead, images of plants or water will be most helpful, or you can use those colors associated with the directions. Even a blue small throw pillow in a chair or a shell on a table can make a nice stand-in for water in the north corner as an example.

Feng shui teaches us how to achieve harmony with our environment. The words “feng shui” are Chinese and translate to “wind” and “water.” Wind is our breath, and humans are almost 60 percent water. Wind and water are vital elements for life, as is feng shui!

Historically, feng shui has roots in Taoism and Buddhism. However, elements of it are palpable in every culture across time. For instance, these days we can all feel the difference between a New York City apartment and a quiet hidden cabin in the forest, and we understand that our surroundings greatly affect our energy.

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Here are the top feng shui do’s and don’ts for creating a mindful, calming home:

Place your bed, desk, and stove in a command position.

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How to apply feng shui to a room

One of the most effective and fundamental principles in feng shui is called the “commanding position,” and it basically means that certain objects should be facing the entry door.

The most important objects to place in the command position are the bed, desk, and stove (read more about how to maximize the feng shui in your kitchen here).

The main door to the room or space is called the “mouth of chi,” and it’s thought to be the portal through which energy comes into your home and life. When you are cooking at the stove (or sleeping in bed, or sitting at a desk in your office), it’s best if you can see the door but not be directly in line with it. It’s best to be diagonal from the door, while still facing it.

Understandably, this is not always possible, so you can make adjustments like placing a mirror such that you can see the door in the reflection while cooking at the stove (or sleeping in bed, or sitting at your desk). Here’s a more in-depth primer on how to position your bed according to feng shui.

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Pay special attention to your entryway.

Your entry and front door represent the way you face the outside. It’s how the world sees you, like a first impression, so be sure to keep the area clean and clutter-free.

This does not mean the entry must be completely empty; rather it’s about keeping only what you need there. So if it’s winter, it makes sense to hang your scarf, hat, and coat.

The interior and exterior entry should also be well lit (get some bright bulbs on a dimmer!) and the door number should be clean, hung straight, and easily visible. Auspicious opportunities need clear signage to find you!

In addition, I often recommend putting down a nice black rectangular welcome mat to attract good energy. And while you’re at it, check out these feng shui tips for your garden, too.

“Activate” your front door.

The front door is literally and metaphorically where energy enters your home, and it can be an incredible auspicious area.

To activate its lucky energy, wait until an auspicious day like your birthday or a new moon. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (the most yang hours of the day), write a list of nine wishes for yourself using a newly purchased black pen on a sheet of red paper.

Read your list out loud, and then with respect, mindfully sign the list. Carefully fold the sheet and place it in a red envelope. Securely position your intentions and aspirations above the front door, on the inside of your home.

Now, every time you walk through your front door, you are invoking the energy of these wishes so they may manifest in your life. (Note: You can also use this for your bedroom door if you live with roommates!)

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Balance out your bedroom.

We spend many hours sleeping in our beds, so the feng shui of our bedrooms is of the utmost importance.

Once you get the bed in the commanding position and choose a calming color for the room, it’s also important to have space available on both sides of the bed. This means that you’ve made space for your partner (or future partner). Believe me: Nobody likes to sleep on the wall side! This also allows for a nightstand on each side of the bed. The nightstands do not have to match; however, it’s better if they are similar in size.

If possible, there should be at least 2 feet of walking space on the left and right side of the bed, with the headboard against the wall. Yes, you do need a headboard! A solid headboard without bars or holes, fastened securely to the bed, creates stability and harmony.

Finally, take some time to make your bed every morning and thank it for supporting you every night. It’s a beautiful way to start your day with a little bit of order and peace. That energy can resonate throughout the whole day until your bed welcomes you back to sleep at night.

Be mindful of color choice.

The use of color in feng shui relates to the five elements of earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. The five elements are found in nature and are used to bring in energy to create balance. So if there’s an elemental energy that you require a bit more of, you can add that color to your space with paint, accessories, or even clothing.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Feng Shui is more than simply rearranging pieces of furniture in your room. In fact, Feng Shui has origins in ancient Chinese principles of balance and environmental harmony. To achieve Feng Shui in any given room, it’s important to create spaces in which you can exist peacefully with your surroundings. This approach helps you create spaces with positive energy within your home that you truly enjoy living in.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Applying Feng Shui to your living room design can bring openness, good luck, and light into your home. Living rooms have always been an integral and important part of any home — be it an apartment or a house — and that’s because the living room is the main area in your home where most of the social and family gatherings happen. Furthermore, your living room is where you spend most of your leisure time with your family, doing activities such as talking, watching TV or movies, and much more.

Luckily, maximizing the Feng Shui of your home doesn’t have to be challenging. We spoke to Creative Feng Shui founder and intentional living expert Sarah Stone to help you transform your living room into an area that can maximize your wellbeing — all without breaking the bank or taking too much time out of your day.

Minimize clutter.

The central principle of Feng Shui lies in spatial harmony. Space is harmonious when everything within it has a purpose and exists comfortably with other objects. Thus, the first step of achieving living room Feng Shui is to declutter the space itself.

Cluttered space can automatically influence your mental health, and not always in positive ways. It can also disrupt your living room flow. Feng Shui is also all about the power of chi, or life force, and its constant motion in and out of the spaces we inhabit. A messy or disorganized living room can automatically inhibit this flow.

Begin by removing anything from your living room that is causing clutter. This could mean excess furniture, clothing items, boxes, or even wall decor. Move these items to another room in your home or donate them. Make sure you can move easily in your living room without tripping over things or having to reach for items. This is a good litmus test for achieving a decluttered space.

Create balance.

The whole purpose of Feng Shui is to create balance, so make sure there isn’t a single overpowering material in the room. It’s important to offset textures. For example, if there is a lot of metal in your space, maybe add soft accessories like pillows and rugs. If you have a lot of whites and pastels, add pops of colors, potted plants, or wood to warm it up.

Honor the Feng Shui elements.

The living room is a melting pot of different elements. The key to good Feng Shui is to have a sample from all the five elements. The five factors include metal, wood, fire, water, and earth. Brown tones represent the earth element, as well as square and flat objects. Metallic colors including gray and white represent the metal element. Round objects represent metal. Wavy objects, as well as curved lines, are perfect for representing the water element. For wood, you can use green and blue, as well as columnar objects and furniture. And finally, use triangular objects to represent fire. Red may be used to describe this area.

Invest in indoor plants.

Many indoor plants are Feng Shui plants that bring wealth, luck, and prosperity to homes. Plants can be arranged so that there is a cascade of green throughout the living room. This natural cascade can help improve the air quality of the living room.

Just keep in mind that when you invest in plants, you should also take care of them properly. Ensure that there is sufficient natural light and remember to water your plants at least once a week, which is the average watering period for indoor plants. You should avoid spiky plants to avoid sharp conversations.

Let there be light.

Feelings of ease or balance often recall sensations of lightness. Feng Shui is all about navigating your environment with ease and grace. As a result, you can achieve living room Feng by creating a space filled with light. This may mean incorporating large windows, opening your curtains wide or installing thin rather than opaque curtains. Pale colored or white walls can also give a living room a sense of lightness, as can lightly-colored hardwood or tiled floors.

Fix the arrangement of the furniture.

A living room with good Feng Shui should have a seat and space for each family member. These independent spaces should be visually appealing and should be comfortable for the person using the area. If there are three family members, make sure that the seating available is sufficient for at least three people. Good Feng Shui also dictates that furniture should be arranged so that they invite conversations and happiness to flow from each member of the family.

Position the sofa.

The position of the sofa is one of the most important points to consider in terms of your furniture. You should position the sofa against a solid wall, although it doesn’t need to touch. It is also important that the sofa is facing the main door in the living room. If there is nowhere that you can put the sofa so that you can see the door, then use mirrors to reflect the door.

Add art.

You can use art to improve the Feng Shui of your living room. Just keep in mind that creativity is representative of the five elements, and it must not cause an excess or imbalance in the space. Use art to harmonize the details and bring happiness and positivity into your living room. Also remember that the art displayed can also evoke the desired feelings you wish to create therefore you can also use photographs, paintings, and posters that have pleasant landscapes or smiling faces. Another option is to hang a mirror opposite a window to reflect the landscape outside your home.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Yours Magazine.

How to apply feng shui to a room

The dining room symbolizes family harmony in Feng Shui as it is a place where we gather for celebrations and to share meals. Therefore, the dining room represents your friendship and the connections to your community. For the dining room, you want to create an energy to support these relationships and gatherings. By using Feng Shui, you can lighten the energy in the dining room to create a more harmonious gathering spot for your family and friends.

Whether you’re looking to create deeper friendships, lessen family drama that are recurring, or just to create a cozy and supportive place for your household to dine together, these are the few steps you apply Feng Shui to your dining room!

Wall Color

Choosing the color that supports your intentions For how you’d like to use your dining room is important. Thus, you need to also ensure the color that you like. Find here a few Feng Shui inspired colors you might like for the dining room:

  • White + Grey: These colors provide versatile neutral backdrop. They are less about eating and entertaining, but rather more about completing projects and for productivity. For these colors, it is important to bring in pops of colors to help warm up the space.
  • Green + Mid-tone Blues: These colors create an uplifting environment.
  • Brown + Yellow: These colors are groundingand nourishing. They’re connected to stable earth energy and brings in more feelings of joy.
  • Red: This color stimulates appetite, adds warmth and expressive fiery energy to your celebrations.

Dining Table

Shape is one of the tools that are used in Feng Shui To shift the energy of a room. These shapes will help you to intentionally choose the energy of the room you’d like to cultivate:

  • Square or rectangular table: These shapes allow you to invite in more stability and grounding, or if your goal is to have less drama in your family and friendships.
  • Oval or round: These shapes are great for creating a smooth, gentle flow of energy around the room or to create that airy feel.

Dining Chairs

There are several things to consider when decorating the dining room with chairs:

  1. Consider the number of dining chairs?
  2. Is there enough room for armrests in your dining table?

If you prepare to have more friends and guests, it’s always best to ensure that you have more chairs than the number of people living in your home.

If you’d like your guests to relax more and to linger, ensure you have comfortable dining chairs with supportive backs and armrests. However, there should be enough room around each chair so that they can be pulled away from the table comfortably.

Artwork, Mirror and Decors

The dining room is a great place to add imagery that evokes feelings of abundance. Good food is connected to abundance and prosperity in Feng Shui as food is able to nourish your being. Art, however, is also a great way to add an extra pop of color to boost the energy in the dining room.

By adding a mirror in the dining room, this will allow to increase the abundance through doubling the food and meals that you present to your family and friends.

Adding fresh flowers or fruits can intentionally bring in specific types of energy. This is also a great way to play with Feng Shui and colors in your dining room without having to paint walls or get new furniture.

Area Rugs

Having an area rug can be a great addition to your dining room as it allows to help settle the energy in the space or as a finishing touch. It’s important to have a rug that is appropriate to the size of the room, in terms of the design perspective. Ensure that the rug in your dining room is large enough that your dining chairs are still on the rug when they are pulled away from the table.

If you’re looking to spruce up your bedroom and add a little balance to your life, you might want to give feng shui a try.

Feng shui is an ancient art that originated in China nearly 6,000 years ago. The term feng shui literally means “wind” (feng) and “water” (shui).

The practice involves arranging objects in a room in relation to the flow of natural energy while also using the layout, framework, materials, and colors of a space or building. The idea is that the correct placement of items can bring about happiness, abundance, and harmony.

Keep reading to learn how you can turn your bedroom into a feng shui haven.

Many experts believe that your bedroom is the most important room in your house to apply the feng shui principles. After all, you probably spend the most time in your bedroom.

A feng shui bedroom should be peaceful, relaxing, and balanced. You may also notice you’ll sleep better if objects are organized in a certain way. Some people who practice feng shui also believe that it can lead to better health, luck, and success.

While there are different perspectives on what to include and omit in a feng shui room, most experts embrace the same general concepts.

Feng shui divides everything into five elements that attract different energies. These elements need to be balanced in order to create harmony.

The five elements are:

  • Wood. Wood channels the power of creativity and growth. Trees, plants, or green objects can be used to represent this element.
  • Fire. Fire is the most powerful element. It harnesses passion, energy, expansion, boldness, and transformation. You can use candles or the color red to bring the fire element into a room.
  • Earth. Earth represents stability and strength. Incorporate the earth element with rocks, carpets, old books, and anything brown or tan in color.
  • Water. Water is related to emotion and inspiration. Water features, such as an aquarium, or items that are the color blue can represent this element.
  • Metal. Metal unites all the elements, while bringing focus and order. Use objects that are metal or white, silver, or gray in color.

From using colors to placing certain objects in specific areas, there are lots of ways to bring feng shui into your bedroom. Here are some best practices:

Declutter under your bed

It’s best not to store anything under your bed. This allows for energy to flow freely around you while you sleep. If you must store belongings under your bed, only stow soft pillows, blankets, linens, or other sleep-related items.

Buy a headboard

In feng shui, a headboard represents stability and support. Look for a headboard that’s solid wood, without bars or separations in it. Be sure to fasten your headboard securely to your bed.

Position your bed correctly

Place your bed with the headboard against a solid, supporting wall. Be sure it’s positioned as far from your door as possible, but not directly in line with your door.

You want to be able to see your door while you’re in bed, but you don’t want to be aligned with it. The idea is too much energy will flow through the door.

Use pairs

Feng shui experts believe that pairs are harmonizing. If possible, use pairs when placing furniture or other objects. For example, use two nightstands, one on each side of the bed. Ideally, the nightstands should be round with matching lamps on top.

Incorporate the right colors

Feng shui bedroom colors should be calming. As a rule of thumb, use furniture, bedding, and accessories that are neutral color tones. Traditional primary colors, such as reds and blues, are usually not a good choice.

You can incorporate the colors that represent the different elements, but make sure they aren’t too bright or overwhelming.

Use soft lighting

Soft lighting, such as that emitted from table and desk lamps, is ideal for a feng shui bedroom. Also, try to incorporate as much natural light from windows as possible.

Choose inspiring artwork

Hang pictures or artwork of nature, peaceful scenes, or inspirational quotes. The most motivating image should be placed across from your bed so that it’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning.

Hire a feng shui expert

If you’re interested in feng shui, you may want to hire a professional who can come to your home and help you properly place your items and decorate your space.

When evaluating your room, feng shui experts may use a tool called a Bagua map that outlines different life areas, or stations, including:

  • health
  • wealth
  • marriage
  • fame

These areas correspond to different parts of a living space to help you determine where to place items.

The International Feng Shui Guild offers a directory, so you can easily locate a consultant in your area.

Some common feng shui no-no’s can disrupt the energy of your room. Here are some things to avoid when creating a feng shui bedroom.

Don’t use mirrors

Mirrors are thought to disturb sleep and make the energy in a bedroom too active. You should especially avoid placing a mirror directly in front of your bed.

If you really want to have a mirror in your room, you can put one inside a closet door or have it face a window.

Avoid placing your bed under ceiling features

Your bed shouldn’t be placed under a ceiling that contains beams, a skylight, a fan, or an angled design. If your ceiling does contain these features, position your bed so that you don’t sleep directly under them.

Get rid of all clutter

Unnecessary clutter can really disturb the energy in your room. Keep all your items organized, and if possible, out of sight.

Remove pictures of water or water features

Water in the bedroom is a feng shui taboo. Avoid hanging pictures of water or placing a water feature, like a fountain, in your bedroom. If you want to incorporate the element of water, it’s best to do this in your bathroom.

No plants or flowers in your bedroom

Plants are thought to contain too much energy for a bedroom. Keep all plants and flowers in other rooms.

Don’t store books in your bedroom

While it’s OK to keep a few books in your room, too many can overpower your space and make it feel like a place of work.

Say goodbye to electronics

TVs, laptops, and smartphones in a bedroom can all disrupt your sleep. They release electromagnetic energy even when they aren’t being used. If you can’t bring yourself to get rid of your phone at night, keep it at least 10 feet away from your bed.

Feng shui is an ancient practice that balances different elements to create a harmonious space.

Incorporating feng shui concepts into the way you arrange and decorate your bedroom may produce a peaceful ambiance and improve your sleep.

Very simple to use Feng Shui Bagua Map is a must tool if you want to improve your life.

All problems we face in our life are closely related to blocked or imbalanced energies in our space = our homes and work places.

Once you apply this mapping tool to your home you will see how specific parts of your house or room positively or negatively affect your life.  It will be easy to pinpoint which which areas in your home needs to be changed or enhanced. 

How to apply feng shui to a room

Placing Feng Shui Bagua Map on Your Floor Plan is Easy:

How to apply feng shui to a room

You can place this ancient Feng Shui tool over your home or yard layout.  You can also use Ba-gua to perform cures and energize every room of the house. 

First you need to draw a very simple layout of your home.We recommend using pencil so you can erase and make adjustment as necessary. 

Of course, square or rectangle shapes are the easiest to analyze.But will cover additional options for irregular shapes as well. So please don’t worry, we will start with basics and learn as we go.   

1. First, draw large rectangle or square (closest to your home shape) and divide it into 9 equal areas/squares. 

2. Align the bottom of your diagram with your front door or the Mouth of Chi.  Mark the front door on your sketch

It can be located in the bottom left, center or right section only. See picture below.

Front door is where the flow of energy enters and blesses your house.

How to apply feng shui to a room

3. Next you can draw the locations of rooms, hallways, bathrooms and any missing walls or corners as best as you can. Don’t worry if room covers 2 or more squares. 

For instance, in the picture below Kitchen extends to the center, however as you can see it covers most of the top right Gua, therefore it belongs to the Marriage Gua (Marriage Life Area).  Missing right corner in the Kitchen will also need to be adjusted to improve marriage or relationship issues.

An easy way to cure missing areas is to apply something visual that corresponds with colors and feel of missing Gua.  I provided some examples on the left of beautiful and inexpensive wall murals that can help to cure and balance different missing areas. 

Work with your Feng Shui Bagua Map to also enhance your life areas.  For instance if you want more health or wedding or promotion use powerful visual tools (Feng Shui wall art, color vases, paintings, statues, beautiful home accessories etc. ) to enhance the appropriate Ba-Gua or “Corner of Your Life.” 

Your every day positive attention and expectation will help to create results you desire easier and faster to achieve. 

How to apply feng shui to a room

4.  Now, you’ve made it very easy to overlay Feng Shui Bagua Map over your floor plan.   Each Life Area or energy center on Ba-gua corresponds with different part of your life. 

You can determine immediately which rooms need to be adjusted or enhanced with Feng Shui principles.  

How to apply feng shui to a room

Use this Feng Shui Bagua map for your home immediately to resolve the most pressing problems. 

For instance, if you have arguments with your child, take a closer look into Children/Creativity Area.

If you need a salary increase or new job enhance Helpful People Life Area along with Wealth and Prosperity Area. 

One of the tools we use in feng shui is called the Feng Shui Bagua Map (which literally means, eight areas). Each of these areas represent a significant area of lives, including family, career, wealth, and relationships.

Our homes are energetically-connected to our bodies and our lives.

This connection influences us at a profound level. In order to get an understanding of what is going on in our lives, it is often very helpful to apply this Bagua Map over the home’s floor plan to read the energy of the space and it’s effect on us.

The Bagua Map is traditionally an octagon, but we often use a square or rectangle since it’s easier to apply to a floor plan. In this shape, we have a 9th area, which is really the center. This area represents Health, around which everything else in our lives is connected.

The Feng Shui Bagua Map contains the following life areas:

  • Wealth & Prosperity
  • Fame & Reputation
  • Romance & Relationship
  • Children & Creativity
  • Helpful People
  • Career & Life Path
  • Self-Knowledge & Spirituality
  • Family & New Beginnings
  • Health

How to apply feng shui to a room

Applying the Bagua can be very simple or very complex depending on the shape of your home.

There are a few steps:

  1. Sketch the outline of your home looking from a bird’s eye viewpoint. Note where the front door is located.
  2. Section the sketch into 9 equal areas (regardless of rooms in the home).
  3. Use the diagram to determine the positioning of the Bagua. The front entrance should be in one of the following areas (along the bottom of the Map): Self-Knowledge & Spirituality, Career & Life’s Path, or Helpful People.

If your home is roughly a square or rectangular shape, this application should be easy.

You might find that there are areas protruding from the Bagua – these are known as “bonus” areas. You also might find that there are areas “missing” from the Bagua. These might represent areas in your life that you find weakened or challenging. No worries. There are always ways to compensate for missing areas.

If your home is odd-shaped, then you will need to get the assistance of a feng shui consultant.

Because there is an unlimited variety of floor plan designs (for houses and apartments!) applying the Bagua Map is one of the most challenging concepts for new feng shui consultants to learn. But it is also a lot of fun!

You can also apply the Bagua to individuals rooms.

The process is the same as above, except that you make a sketch of the room, note the doorway into the room and apply the Bagua over that room. So that every room in the home has a “Wealth” area, “Romance” area, etc. This can come in handy especially for your bedroom and home office.

Video: 8 Ways To Apply Feng Shui To Your Living Room Design

How to apply feng shui to a room8 Ways To Apply Feng Shui To Your Living Room Design

Feng Shui is more than just arranging pieces of furniture in a room; in fact, it is rooted in ancient Chinese principles of balance and environmental harmony. To achieve feng shui in any room, it is important to create a space in which you can live peacefully and harmoniously with your surroundings.

This approach will help create a space of positive energy in your home that you will truly feel comfortable living in.

Feng Shui application in living room design can bring to your home openness, luck and light… Living rooms have always been an integral and important part of any home, because this is the main area in the house where guests are received. In addition, in the living room we spend most of our leisure time with the family.

Maximizing feng shui in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. We can easily turn the living room into an area that can improve the well-being and microclimate in the family without unnecessary material and time expenditures.

How to apply feng shui to a room– 8 ways to apply feng shui to your living room design

Minimize clutter

The central principle of Feng Shui is spatial harmony. Space is harmonious when everything in it has its own purpose and coexists comfortably with other objects. Thus, the first step to transforming a living room in Feng Shui is to de-clutter the space itself.

Cluttered Space Can Affect Your Mental Health, and not always positive. It can also disrupt the energy flow in your room. Feng Shui is based on the power of qi, or life force, and its constant movement in the spaces in which we live. A messy or disorganized living room can hinder this flow.

Start by removing clutter from the living room.

This can be extra furniture, garments, boxes, or even wall decor. Make sure you can easily navigate the living room without tripping over or bumping into objects. This is a good litmus test for getting rid of clutter in space.

Create balance

The goal of feng shui is to create balance, so make sure the room is there is not a single predominant material. It is important to compensate for textures. For example, if your room has a lot of metal, you can add soft accessories such as pillows and rugs.

If you have a lot of whites and pastels, add bright colors, potted plants, or wood to “warm” the room.

How to apply feng shui to a room8 Ways To Apply Feng Shui To Living Room Design – Minimize Clutter

Respect the elements of feng shui

The living room is a harmonious mixture of different elements. The key to good Feng Shui is to have samples of all five elements, which include metal, wood, fire, water, and earth:

  • Brown tones, as well as square and flat objects, represent the earth element.
  • The colors gray and white, as well as round objects, represent a metallic element.
  • Wavy objects as well as curved lines are ideal for depicting water elements.
  • For wood, you can use green and blue, as well as elongated, cylinder-shaped objects and furniture.
  • Finally, use triangular objects and red for the fire.

Get indoor plants

Many indoor Feng Shui plants bring wealth, luck and prosperity to the house. Plants can be arranged so that there is a cascade of greenery around the living room. This will help improve the air quality in the room.

Keep in mind that, you also need to take proper care of the plants. Make sure they have plenty of natural light, and remember to water the plants at least once a week – this is the average watering period for home flowers.

You should not keep thorny plants in your home, in order to avoid "sharp" conversations. Read about how to choose a houseplant for each zodiac sign in this article.

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Let there be light

Feng Shui is aimed at making it easy to move around the surrounding space. Create a space filled with light– Hang loose curtains, light walls, as well as light wood or tiled floors can also give the living room a sense of lightness.

Arrangement of furniture

In the living room with good feng shui there should be a place for every family member. These independent spaces should be attractive and comfortable for the person using it. If there are three people in the family, make sure there is enough free space for at least three people.

Good feng shui dictates that furniture should be arranged in such a way as to dispose each family member to talk and joyful communication.

Place for a sofa

The position of the sofa is one of the most important points to consider when arranging furniture. The sofa should be placed near the main load-bearing wall, and the sofa should not touch it. It is also important that the sofa was facing the front door into the living room. If the sofa cannot be positioned so that the door is visible from it, then use mirrors to reflect the entrance to the room.

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Add art

You can use art to improve feng shui in your living room. Just keep in mind that creativity is five elements and it shouldn’t cause excess or imbalance in space. Use art to reconcile details and bring positivity to your living room.

Also remember that these items are supposed to evoke pleasant feelings, so you can use photos, paintings and posters of your favorite landscapes or smiling faces.

Another option is to hang a mirror in front of the window to reflect the landscape outside the window.

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The New Year brings with it an opportunity for a fresh start for you and your space. Everything in your home—the thoughtfully selected patterned rug, those cool pendant lamps—is a reflection of yourself, so it’s no wonder that a calm home reflects, and reinforces, a calm self. And who couldn’t use a bit more calm in the New Year? To that end, we put together a beginner’s guide to feng shui (pronounced fung shway) to help you head into 2016 with maximum harmony—and style—in the home.

1. CLEAR THE CLUTTERThe cardinal rule of feng shui is no clutter. Energy, or chi, must be able to flow freely throughout your space. Clutter disrupts the flow creating negative energy. Decluttering, on the other hand, has the opposite effect. Start by prioritizing the areas that bother you the most and devote a set time—as little as 10 to 15 minutes each day—to tossing out what you do not love or need.

2. OPEN THE DOOR TO POSITIVE ENERGYAn entranceway with proper feng shui will always feel welcoming: The front door will be clean, free of obstacles like packages or pairs of shoes, and open with ease. The first thing you see when you open the door sets the tone for the entire home. Place a beautiful piece of art, furniture, or any other object that feels pleasing to you at this all-important focal point and you’ll want to stick around.

3. PICK UP A PLANTPlants purify the air by absorbing toxins and electrical pollutants admitted by appliances. Smaller plants can feel like clutter, so bigger is better and fortunately some of the best options are also the lowest maintenance. The areca palm is pet-friendly, grows up to 7 feet tall, is famous for its air-purifying benefits—even receiving the NASA stamp of approval—and is also one of the easiest palm trees to grow indoors. Perfect for those who have been known to kill every plant to ever cross their doorstep.

Other air-purifying plants we love: The Peace Lily, the Rubber Plant, and the Dracaena.

4. TAKE COMMAND IN BEDA feng shui concept known as the Command Position suggests placing your bed where you will have a clear vision of the entryway. The headboard should be against a wall and the foot of the bed should never be in line with the door. (The sweet spot is often diagonally across from the door, or the furthest point away, depending on the space.) This strategic placement lends a sense of security as you avoid being startled when others enter the room.

5. IF IT’S BROKE, FIX ITDrawers that stick, drains that clog, and even clothes with holes are just a few examples of impediments to vitality in the home. They reflect a sense of “brokenness.” Try putting a red dot on everything that needs fixing as a way to represent the way you want your space to be. As objects are repaired and you peel the stickers off, it becomes symbolic of a positive change in energy.

6. DRAW OUTSIDE THE LINESHanging your art in a straight line creates what in feng shui is referred to as a “poison arrow.” These are sharp edges that shoot out aggressively and make the space feel uncomfortable. Opt for a gallery wall to soften the effect and create a natural flow of energy in a more visually appealing way.

7. LEAVE THE WATER RUNNINGFountains are a popular feng shui cure because water is associated with wealth and therefore a flowing fountain helps with the cash flow. Fountains are also natural ionizers, meaning they diffuse negative ions in the air when used indoors. Place your fountain facing the front door to signify wealth flowing in but avoid the bedroom where it will represent worry and sorrow.

8. PUT DOWN THE SEATThe feng shui philosophy is flush with perils relating to the toilet. Literally. Each time you flush, water, and therefore energy, escapes. Keep drains covered and lids shut to minimize the loss of both energy and prosperity. In other words, don’t flush your money down the toilet.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art of harmony and balance, and you can find it by integrating these principles in the design of which you have chosen for your children to study, which will help them make a great improvement in studies.

Here are some tips which will guide you on how to apply Feng Shui in your study room:

How to apply feng shui to a room

Make sure that your study room is tidy. Studying in an untidy room can be quite distracting. Never keep those things on a desk which are not necessary. And always take some time to make a proper place to sit and have a clear space.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Another thing to keep in mind is to see how is your study station situated. This will help you determine how you will be setting up your room and paying attention to it. Place your desk on the right side of your window. If there is no window, then hang a mirror, which will have the same effect. Ensure your desk does not have the person sitting with their back to the door, affecting the concentration.

How to apply feng shui to a room

To give the room an inviting look, so having a plant near the window will help you. Using cactus or bamboo in this place can give you extra protection and help you study with concentration.

Since you’re likely getting very familiar with the interior of your home, it’s a good idea to fill it with positivity. Enter feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice that charts the balance of energy, or chi, via scientific calculations. The goal of feng shui is to invite positive chi into your home so that your life feels both energized and balanced, and it’s a relatively simple way to improve the vibes of your space. While we’re no experts, and the calculations really depend on your exact space, there are general guidelines. So, we’re here to inspire some good energy for making your at-home time as pleasant as possible.

Make sure you can see the door when you’re lying in bed, but that you’re not directly in line with it.

Photo: Max Burkhalter

Check your commanding positions

In feng shui, one of the most important principles is the commanding position. Essentially, this is the position of some important pieces of furniture: the bed (it represents you), the desk (it represents your career), and the stove (it represents your wealth). Though you may not be able to move your stove, it’s probably fairly easy to get your bed and desk in a better position. The main thing here is to be able to see the door when using these items—can you see it when you’re in bed or sitting at your desk? You shouldn’t be directly in line with the door, but shouldn’t have your back to it either. All this comes into play so you can receive optimal positive energy.

Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves make this home feel full of height and space to breathe.

Go vertical

No, you don’t need to add a climbing wall or ladder to your decor, but integrating some vertical shapes and lines in your home represents growth and expansion. You can make this happen in a variety of ways. Add some lighting where the light travels upward. Add a tree to a corner to make the space feel taller. If you have the room, put in some tall bookshelves. Work with the parameters you have to create the feeling of height.

Even if your at-home workspace is a seat at the dining room table, make sure you keep it clean and clutter-free at the end of each day.

Keep things clean

Having too much clutter around is probably not going to do your mental clarity any favors, let alone your interior design scheme. In feng shui, clutter is believed to take up valuable space that new incoming energy needs. We recommend making a habit of cleaning up your workspace each day. Not only will it make you feel less stressed out, but it’ll also create a sense of order in such chaotic times. Plus, you’ll get a clean start each day, which should benefit your productivity. Other easy cleans for a big impact: your windows (they’re considered the eyes of the building). Give that glass a new shimmer to maximize your sunlight.

No matter the size and shape of your entryway, try to keep it clear and bright.

Declutter the entryway

Doesn’t it make sense that the first place you see when you open your door is an important place to have good energy? In feng shui, your entryway represents the way energy enters your home and your life. Get rid of piles and balled-up socks. Do some dusting and decluttering. If you’ve got the space, add some plants and artwork. Do whatever you can to make the area feel inviting. Kristin Esposito, an interior architect and designer who studied feng shui, says "always try to include a shoe rack, hooks for coats, and storage for rain gear/umbrellas. It's important that all these items have their 'own place to call home' as they hold the energy of the world beyond your front door."

How to apply feng shui to a room

It’s normal to feel anxious and stressed with all the time spent at home these days during a quarantine. So here’s a proposal of changing your environment and keeping good energies in your house!

Feng Shui is a technique developed in China. It dates more than four thousand years back and consists of the belief of relation between you and the house.

To make this relationship harmonic, there’s techniques and theories to compose a healthy place and adjust energy vibrations. Our inside is clearly reflected in our outside.

Furthermore, organization can help our focus and to reach dreams and/or longtime goals. Through Gestalt Psychology experiments, it was noticed how a nervous systems reacts. Our brain tries to find pattern. Therefore, it’s possible to identify a kitchen bedroom or bathroom just looking at essential elements.

As a result of pattern, our brain puts it as an instinctive act. The Encyclopedia Britannica says that “the neural organization as well as the perceptual experience springs immediately into existence as an entire field with differentiated parts”.

Inspired to make some changes? Here’s some easy tips to get you started.

Bedroom Organization

Bedrooms are one of the most important parts to apply Feng Shui. Why? You release energy and it feels like somewhere safe to relax and chill. Dedicated to intimacy, trust, rest and to renew yourself for the next day.

The bed is room number one. To keep it in harmony, it has to touch a wall and face the front of the door, so you can see it when walk inside the room. But not with your feet right in front of it as well, in the opposite side is perfect to have full vision.

Another important point is for it not to be under a window because you may feel insecure. Clear colors are another tip: I bet you already heard about how colors can change your mood. And shock, color psychology is true. Green, pink, blue, purple or light brown are great colors to make you feel peaceful. In other hand, orange, red or yellow may make you feel super energetic and insomnia could start showing up.

Living Room

Mirrors are a really good bet for this location. Also, its important to explore daylight, so curtains are a good choice for this room!

According to Feng Shui, water attracts wealth. So, another tip is a fountain or an aquarium. And, to keep just good energy in your comfy cozy living room, plants are a great idea to “filter” the place.

Put furniture aligned and making a U format to make you feel protected. In this case, red elements or even one wall painted in red is a good option. But not extreme. Feng Shui thinks about the spaces as nature elements: fire, water, soil, metal and wood. So each place deserves a different color and “theme”.

Kitchen

Another sacred place is your kitchen. The place that you prepare food, keep energized and feeling good and prosperous. Keep it clean and ventilated. If you don’t have natural sunlight, is important to invest on this two items. A mirror can also expand your kitchen vision.

Set your stove in a place where who cooks can see the door is another good idea. The energy will circulate the house in a better way like this.

Colors like orange, yellow or green are important in your kitchen to represent abundance. It can be in objects, walls or paintings. Another part of it is express your personality on it so there’s no precise rules for this room.

Office

This room is important for our focus and productivity. If you work or study there, preserving your work harmony is essential. Feng Shui organization will try to eliminate negative energy that may influence work and capacity.

Keeping old things that you don’t use anymore, drawer disorganization or a full cabinet, are some of our common mistakes that stop energy to flow. So take a day in this quarantine to organize it, why not?

Energetic colors are also recommended to this place: yellow, red, green, pink, purple and blue are good for this places. In other hand, brown makes you feel slower.

On the right side of a table you can put pictures or objects that represent people or special moments. It’s your memory side, so you can put colorful or metal objects and use your imagination on new designs.

The left side represents your prosperity so crystals and yellow objects are good to encourage prosperity. A lamp is also attractive to success just like plants for clean energy and to renew yourself!

In case you want to keep researching about it, there are some apps that may help you. Check it out!

Your home's design can have a significant impact on your overall happiness. A space that makes you feel good reflects positively on other aspects of your life, and the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui has been applied with this aim for thousands of years. "Feng shui is really an art that celebrates science," says Gabrielle Santiago, a Los Angeles-based interior designer and feng shui expert. "Its purpose is to achieve harmony and balance between humans and their environment."

What Is Feng Shui?

Feng shui, which translates literally to "wind and water," was historically used to select favorable places and times for building homes, growing crops, and other life-sustaining activities, Santiago says. The philosophy is based around the elements of earth, metal, water, wood, and fire, which can all be represented through various shapes, colors, and materials throughout a home. The right balance helps cultivate happy, organized spaces that support our well-being and daily lives.

One of the most important feng shui factors is the chi, or energy, in a room. Joanna Lily Wong, feng shui expert and principal of Ennate Design & Development, suggests thinking of chi like the flow of water, which can range from still to rapid. "In a large room where there's not a lot of furniture, the energy rushes in like a flood, which can make you feel lost with nowhere to go," Wong says. Conversely, a small space that's packed with too many furnishings doesn't give the energy enough room to move, resulting in a stagnant feeling.

Feng Shui Tips for a Happier Home

"[Feng shui] is rooted in the idea that you find positive energy not by crossing your fingers and hoping for it, but by seeking it," Santiago says. To foster a harmonious feeling in your own home, try these simple ways to incorporate feng shui.

How to apply feng shui to a room

According to the ancient Chinese system of feng shui — pronounced “fung shway” – the way you arrange spaces and furnishings, and what colors you use to decorate a room affect your energy levels, productivity, health and happiness. Without undertaking major renovations or spending a lot of time and money, homeowners can apply many of the practices of feng shui to a room.

Clean and Organize

Feng shui, as well as traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts, is founded on the idea that a life force or flow of energy called “qi” or “chi” (both pronounced as “chee”) permeates and affects everything. A common mistake made by beginners is to rush into feng shui by hastily placing figurines, mirrors and other objects around a room in an attempt to improve the flow of energy in the space. However, this often clutters the space and leads to greater discomfort. According to feng shui, untidy rooms disrupt and block the flow of energy, leading to feelings of chaos and confusion. Keep rooms clean and organized to increase feelings of clarity and vitality in a room. Empty garbage bins every day and sort laundry, books and papers to keep clutter from piling up.

Move Furniture

The placement of furniture in a room affects how you move through a room and how you feel when you use the furniture. Feng shui claims that placing a bed in the pathway between a door and window obstructs the flow of energy and causes feelings of unease. Try placing the bed with its headboard against a wall, not in front of a window, and with a view of the entry door and any activity beyond it. According to feng shui, placing the bed in this position instills a sense of protection and safety, making it the best position for feeling calm and restful. This same rule applies to your desk.

Light and Reflections

Bright light from windows increases energy levels. Leave windows uncovered or hang light, sheer drapes or retractable blinds to allow more light into kitchens, living rooms or other spaces where you want to encourage activity and feel energetic and alert. Feng shui cautions not to allow too much light into bedrooms or other rooms where you want to easily relax and feel restful. However, if your bedroom is dark and gloomy to begin with, it may benefit from some added light and energy. Mirrors also help brighten spaces by reflecting light deeper into the room. When placed to reflect scenic views, mirrors also help you feel more relaxed or revitalized, depending on the scene. Practitioners of feng shui warn against hanging dark-stained, broken or distorted mirrors because they may create feelings of unease.

Paint

Painting a room a different color can affect how the space feels. Feng shui recommends blue and green colors for rooms where you want to feel tranquil and relaxed, such as bathrooms or bedrooms. Using bright, warm colors such as yellow, orange or red energizes the space and encourages movement, making it best for kitchens, family rooms and exercise spaces. You don’t have to rely just on paints. Try different colored bedspreads, colorful throw pillows or hanging artwork to see the effects color can have on a room.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Maximize positive energy and decrease negative energy in your practice by learning about feng shui, the ancient Asian art of design. Discover seven tips to improve the energetics of your massage space that you can apply right away.

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of arranging and placing objects in our environment. This thoughtful spatial layout facilitates optimal circulation of energy (Qi). Qi circulates throughout our body and imbalance occurs when that Qi becomes excessive, stagnant or deficient. The Asian worldview perceives our bodies as a microcosm of the universe, and thus, the same principles apply. It is this reasoning that forms the basis of feng shui, which acts to correct environmental imbalances due to overactive, stuck or insufficient Qi flow.

A majority of feng shui principles are extensions of common sense. Many people are sensitive to the flow of Qi outside of their bodies, and intuition guides them to favor areas with smooth and easy Qi flow. We have all experienced the difference between entering a room that feels awkward vs. entering a room that feels good. It is astonishing how some simple feng shui guidelines can transform the energy of a space, and result in positive implications for all of its occupants.

Following are seven feng shui tips to optimize the energetics of a massage practice:

  1. Entrance Area: The space where someone first enters your practice is considered to be an auspicious place. Because one might pause here upon entering or leaving, they are affected by the Qi that flows through it. Entrance halls with no windows or doors, or enclosed in some way, can cause the Qi to stagnate. Strategically placed mirrors, a small water fountain or a ceiling fan can create the movement necessary to eliminate energetic stagnation.
  2. Sharp Angles: According to Anne Mansfield, executive director of the International Feng Shui Guild based in Beaverton, Oregon, “In a wellness practice, you want to have soft edges, nothing sharp or pointed because you are dealing with people who are vulnerable and need to be treated gently.” Solutions to soften sharp or jutting angles include soft and comfortable seating, gentle lighting and plants or statues in front of those angles.
  3. Water Fountain: This brings in the element of water and creates energetic movement. A water fountain in the actual treatment room may create too much activity to ensure a relaxing experience for the client. It can also influence activity in the bladder, and may interrupt a session with a trip or two to the restroom. Since the southeast corner is considered to be the “money area,” placement of a fountain here is said to bring in good luck and financial prosperity.
  4. Ceiling Beams: Overhead beams generate negative energy that is directed downward. A beam over your massage recipient will place unseen pressure on that person. If a ceiling beam in the treatment room is unavoidable, properly hung bamboo flutes on the beam can lift that sense of oppression.
  5. Massage Table Placement: Massage therapists typically work in small rooms. As such, there may not be many choices of how to position the massage table. Two standards of feng shui include preventing the feet or the head from being directly in front of the door. The client (when supine) should be able to see the door. If a person can’t see someone entering the room it may startle them, which interrupts relaxation. The worst position for a massage table is directly in front of the door with the client’s feet facing the door. This is called the “coffin position” because in ancient China the dead were laid with their feet toward the door for easier access to heaven. The “coffin position” drains away all of that individual’s good luck and energy.
  6. Wall Color: While red is a desired color to bring fame and benefit a business’s reputation, avoid its use in the treatment room. The color red is energizing and can therefore prohibit a restful experience. Soft muted colors that appear in nature are the best bets to foster relaxation and healing.
  7. Rocks: A bowl of smooth polished river rocks on the floor, under the massage table, is a simple way to encourage energetic grounding. Stones are yin in nature, and therefore connect us to the earth and bring us stability. When combined with the yang activity of massage, the rocks bring balance to a session and ground both the practitioner and the recipient.

If these seven tips don’t initiate the positive changes you may be seeking, think about hiring a professional feng shui consultant. These individuals have been trained in the complexities of environmental energy flow and are being increasingly commissioned to design buildings and remedy unsuccessful business locations. While bringing a feng shui expert into your practice may seem like a leap of faith, that leap can pay off both in your personal life and in your business life.

How to apply feng shui to a room

The entryway of any house is a gateway of energy to flow into the house. Therefore it is important to make sure that the entryway of the house is designed according to Feng shui. Through the entryway, the energy flows in and brings with it warmth, positivity, liveliness and opportunities. Many times people spend a lot of time and energy in carefully decorating their interiors but completely ignore the main door. However, it is important to understand that the entryway is main point from where the Chi or positive energy enters in the house and brings luck, wealth and positivity to the house and its residents. Sometimes there are structural problems in the entryway, which cannot be changed. However, there are a number of ways with which a strong Feng shui entryway can be created.

Apply Feng Shui Colours

How to apply feng shui to a room

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There are five elements in Feng shui and each element has its corresponding colours and directions. While painting the entryway, it is important to understand the elements and directions of the area. The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. If the entryway is in the east or southeast direction the door colour should support the wood element. Brown, green, black and blue are the colours to create good feng shui for the area. The fire element is supported by the south and fiery colours like red, orange and yellow are great for entryways lying in this direction.

For entryways in the southwest or northeast areas, colours that support the earth element like orange, brown, red, yellow etc should be used. For north, which supports the water element, the area can be painted in all hues of blue, black, white and gray.

Flower Garden No Matter How Small It Is

How to apply feng shui to a room

Feng shui Professionals suggests that plants can be kept on either side of the main door to highlight the area. However, plants that are placed in the area should have round and smooth leaves and flowers. The pointy leaves or plants with thorns can create negative energy. Poison arrow is a negative energy in Feng shui which comes from any sharp pointy thing towards the front door, body or house. The poison arrow should be identified and corrected promptly. A vase with fresh and colourful flowers on the entrance is a great way to attract positive energy, luck and well being in the house. Green plants are symbol of abundance and richness and can be used to attract similar energy through the doorway.

Fresh Feng Shui Energy Every Day

How to apply feng shui to a room

It is important to ensure that every day, fresh air and natural light is coming inside the house through the entryway. The natural light of the sun brings warmth and positivity inside the house, while the fresh flow of air allows the stale air to leave the house to create a harmonious and balanced environment. The fresh air and natural light are considered to bring well being, good luck and various opportunities. Once in a day, every day, opening up the main door for the entry of light and air allows the flow of positive energy in the house.

Place Interior Objects in Relevant Spots

How to apply feng shui to a room

One of the most important decor elements is the mirror. Mirrors are known for their ability to reflect and multiply energy. Therefore it is also important to be very careful when placing the mirror to decorate the main entrance. The mirror should reflect positive and good energy. A mirror reflecting pointy edges is a bad feng shui object. Another thing that should be kept in mind is that the mirror should never face the main door directly as it will push away all the positivity and opportunities coming into the house. Artwork and other decor items can also be chosen depending upon the direction and element of the entryway. For instance, if the entryway is in south, pots in red colour and lush green plants can be added. However, since south represents the fire element, a presence of earth element and water element should be avoided.

Change the Front Door

How to apply feng shui to a room

A good feng shui space can be created by simply changing the front door of the house. These changes can be in terms of adding decorative items, lighting, and plants etc, simply painting the front door or making bigger changes in the construction. Though, most of the times it is not possible to change the architecture of the house, it is easy to decorate and paint the front door according to the feng shui direction and element. For instance, painting the main door situated in south, in red, yellow and orange colour enhances the energy. It is also important to make sure that the area right outside the front door is clean and clutter free. There should be no obstacles in the front to ensure the smooth flow of positive energy.

Study the Energy Map

How to apply feng shui to a room

The most important tool to understand feng shui in any house is to read the Bagua map. Bagua map is the energy map which demonstrates the different areas of the house. This energy map is generally divided in eight areas according to the directions. Each area represents a certain aspect of life of the people. For instance, the North region is considered to correspond to career, east to health, west to creativity and south to fame. The southwest region is considered apt for love and relationships and the southeast region is for money and wealth.

An Entrance is the area from where the positive energy enters in the house, according to feng shui. It is therefore important to ensure that the entrance of the house is ready to accept the positive energy. By making a few changes, the entryway can be transformed to bring in positive energy and hapiness.

Answer: Good feng shui in the living room will be based on the same energy foundation as good feng shui for the whole home.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Clean, clutter free, good quality air and good quality light are the minimum good feng shui basics for any living space.

Having a clear organization system is a must for good feng shui in your living room, especially if you have children, otherwise you will find yourself constantly taking care of your space. Contrary to the popular belief, children can help you with keeping the living room clean, it is just a matter of clear communication.

Choosing a good feng shui decor scheme for your living room usually requires a bit of work. It is best to start with understanding the feng shui bagua, or energy map of your home. Once you know the feng shui area your living room is located in, you will have clarity on the best choice of colors, shapes and materials based on the feng shui element that needs to be supported.

For example, if your living room is in the South feng shui bagua area, you will be encouraged to strengthen the Fire and Wood feng shui elements, so reds, oranges, yellows, as well as all shades of greens and browns will be excellent feng shui for your living room.

In your quest to create best feng shui decorating for your living room do not forget that you need all five feng shui elements, just in different proportions, so be sure not to eliminate, for example, the water feng shui element in the South area, just limit it in relationship to the other feng shui elements.

As for the best feng shui furniture arrangement, your goal is to provide for a clear, unobstructed flow of energy, while at the same time creating areas with warm, cozy, social and centered feng shui energy.

Basically, as you stand at the entrance to your living room, visualize energy as water flowing into the room. Would the stream of water flow freely and smoothly? Would it get stuck in many areas of your living room? Will it rush right out the big window or another door aligned with the living room door?

Find out more about the use of mirrors, water features, art and various feng shui symbols while decorating your living room. Be sure there is no sha chi, or sharp energy pointing at your seating areas, or at the areas where you or your loved ones spend a lot of time (for example, if you have a home office area as part of your living room.)

While it is important to explore the feng shui guidelines and do your best in applying them in your living room decor, do not forget that it is your house you are decorating!

Best feng shui is to create a home that nourishes you, supports your energy and makes you feel happy and content.

After all the feng shui analysis is said and done, you are the only one to know what truly makes you happy; so give yourself permission to create a happy, warm and welcoming home.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Therefore the right time to apply Feng Shui principles is at the time of designing a building. As an Architect practising in Bangalore, my interest in Vastu Shastra has led me to study Feng Shui. Though I am not as well versed in Feng Shui as in Vastu Shastra, I have made attempts to understand it. So when a client requests me to apply Feng Shui principles to his/her house design, I use my understanding of Feng Shui principles as described here:

  • Feng Shui Principle | Location Of The Site
  • Feng Shui Principle | The Shape Of The Site
  • Feng Shui Principle | Eight Directions
  • Feng Shui Principle | Best Personal Directions

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  • Feng Shui
  • Feng Shui Principles Applied On An Existing Property

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Creating good room Feng Shui to attract positive vibe is not only applicable to adult. It is also important to build a nourishing environment for babies or young children. This will help them to flourish from young age.

Here are some tips to create good Feng Shui in the baby room

1. Ensure that the energy flow freely in the room. You can do so by ensure the room door can be opened and closed completely. Remove and clear any clutter or obstruction behind the door. This will create a positive qi to flow freely and avoid accumulating any stagnant energy.

2. Clutter and messy environment is a big NO NO. Good Feng Shui cannot thrive in a cluttered space so make sure you do routine cleaning.

Beside that, you should also discard those toys that your child lost interest or outgrown. This action help to encourage growth and development.

3. Locate the baby bed or crib in the “Command Position” (the spot where the child has the best view of the whole space)

  • Similar to the bedroom Feng Shui, the head of the bed should be against a solid wall to symbolize support from noblemen (贵人)
  • Position the bed to a spot that your child can have a view of the door but not directly facing it.

4. No “poison arrows” – Avoid any corners from furniture pointing at the baby in the crib. In such situation, it generate negative energy that makes it difficult for the baby to enjoy quality sleep.

How to resolve?

Simply rearrange the furniture to another location so that there is no sharp edges point at the crib. Alternatively you can soften them by draping fabric over the edges.

How to apply feng shui to a room

5. Color does matter – It is always tempting to bring bright and vibrant color, like red or orange to the baby room. But it is not recommended because these “yang” color is too stimulating and will keep the baby awake.

It is good to use soothing color like green and blue or white and beige to encourage good sleep quality.

6. Avoid baby room to have stagnant energy movement because it is not beneficial for the growth of the child. You can place a small fan on a dresser to keep air moving in the room. But do not place the baby under a ceiling fan as these disrupt their body energy.

7. Avoid all electronic appliance and mobile devices because they emit EMFs and if they is too much, it can lead to health and sleeping issues.

8. Natural lighting is best recommended for the room. Keep in mind that your little one’s baby room must not be too bright, or too dark, during the day. If the room is too bright, it could affect the baby’s ability to sleep. If the room is too dark, the room will be accumulating too much “yin” energy which is a negative vibe.

Apply these Feng Shui tips to turn your baby room into a comfortable place for your little to rest and relax.

Feng Shui involves many principles for the auspicious (or favorable) positioning of your bed. To take advantage of as many of them as you can, use common sense, along with the conditions of your individual room, to make the best choices possible. For example, Commanding Position concept shows you how to achieve the most powerful bed position according to one Feng Shui school of thought. If you see that your bedroom doesn’t meet these criteria — don’t panic! There are cures you can implement to dramatically enhance your bedroom situation.

The position of the bed relative to the door

The first Commanding Position principle states that the position of the bed relative to the bedroom door rates more importantly than the compass direction the bed faces. That is, you don’t analyze whether your bed faces east, west, north, or south. You can rest easy and position the bed according to the way it best relates to the other main feature of the room — the door.

The distance from the bed to the door

The second Commanding Position principle holds that the bed should sit as far from the bedroom door as possible. If the door is on the left, the best position is the far right corner of the room; if the door is on the right, the best bed location is the far left of the room; and if the door is the center, the best location is either the far right or far left corner of the room. (See Figure 1.) The farther your bed sits from the door, the more control you can feel over your space and your life. You aren’t startled easily, and you have plenty of time to prepare for events as they unfold.

How to apply feng shui to a room

The sleeper’s scope of vision

The third Commanding Position principle asserts that the bed position should allow the sleeper the widest possible scope of the room. A diminished range of sight within the room can restrict the sleeper’s chi and his or her life vision. The larger the space in front of your bed, the more your life expands, breathes, and improves. For this reason, Feng Shui cautions against placing the foot of the bed against a wall, which can block your career and cause foot and ankle problems. In addition, placing your bed directly against a side wall (with no space between the side of your bed and the wall) can make you feel cramped, stifled, and less flexible in life.

The visibility of the bedroom door

The fourth Commanding Position principle states that you should clearly see the bedroom door from the bed. This concept means that when lying on your back in bed — that is, in the center of the bed (if you sleep alone) or on your side of the bed (if sleeping with a partner) — you can open your eyes and immediately see the door of the room without repositioning your body. If you have to perform gymnastics or create new yoga positions to see who or what’s coming in the door, your bed position does not meet this principle.

Not seeing who’s approaching can keep you uncertain and on edge. Even if you think that you’re accustomed to not seeing the door, you still likely experience ongoing subconscious stress, which can create imbalance and frustration. The possibility of always being startled can keep you on edge, and over time, the continual tension and unrest can cause an imbalance in the nervous system. Results can include nervous problems, arrhythmia, and heart palpitations. In addition, repeatedly twisting the body to see whether someone’s coming can cause neck and spinal problems in the long run.

If your bed position doesn’t allow you to see the door and you can’t move the bed, you can place a sizable mirror opposite the bed that allows you to easily see the door. If you need to angle the mirror to show the door, use a standing mirror angled to the appropriate position.

The direct line from the door

The fifth Commanding Position principle holds that the bed should not sit in the direct line of the path of the doorway. If your bed does sit in the direct line of the door, the chi of the door runs directly and too powerfully up the middle of the bed. This factor can create diseases along the midline of the body.

The farther you sleep from the door and the more of the room you see while in bed, the more you can feel in control of your environment and, therefore, your life. Seeing the door to your bedroom symbolizes that you know what life is bringing and feel prepared to deal with whatever comes. You’re in command, and the results manifest positively in many areas of your life.

When following the Commanding Position principle, you can choose from three alternatives for good bed placement. (See Figure 1.) Choices 1-b and 1-c are both excellent; just be sure, if possible, to leave enough room on the side closest to the wall for your partner (or yourself) to get into bed. Position 1-a (the bed angled in the corner) is the strongest choice of all; it gains support from two walls rather than one wall. If you choose this position, then your bed should feature a solid headboard. Make sure the corners of the bed firmly touch the walls. You can strengthen this bed position by placing a plant and a light behind the headboard. (A real or an artificial plant works for this cure, and the light should be in good working order but doesn’t need to be on at all.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Our spaces impact us on so many levels. We often view our homes through our senses; touch, sight, even smell. However, the subtle sense of energy is commonly overlooked. Feng Shui is a way to incorporate this aspect back into our furniture arrangements and rooms to not only improve our homes but our lives.

One of the biggest spaces in our homes is our living room. We socialize, relax, and engage in these rooms. Spending so much time in these areas, we want to make sure that energy is beneficial for us. A way we can improve the Feng Shui of these spaces is through our living room’s layout.

Want to know more about how to arrange your living room? Read on for these easy layout tips and suggestions anyone can do!

The Shape

In an ideal Feng Shui living room set up, you would have a perfect square or rectangular layout. However, many homes do not follow the ideal Feng Shui layout. That being said, you can still achieve a harmonious space, even with odd or L-shaped living room layout features.

How to apply feng shui to a room

Nooks

Nooks will naturally contain qi. This makes them ideal for doing things that use slower and more relaxed energy. For example, having a reading area with a couple of armchairs is great for nooks. Or, if you need to contain certain energy, such as having a small desk for work, a nook would be a great spot for this furniture. Most layouts will have some type of nook, and it is important to add furniture to these areas to keep the qi flowing throughout your living room.

As if the square footage wasn’t an issue enough, working on the Feng Shui of a small living room can be a challenge as well. Since you are dealing with a smaller space, for one, you will need smaller furniture instead of a sectional, get a small sofa or love seat. Get a TV stand instead of a media wall unit. You want the space to feel open for the qi to move smoothly throughout. Too big of furniture (or too much) will create clutter and slow down this energy.

How to apply feng shui to a room

The Couch

Couches and sectionals are an important furniture piece in any living room. It is often where you (and your qi) will spend the most time. The best set up for your couch is to have it against a large wall. This is because this represents Black Tortoise energy. In Feng Shui, it is important for your back to be protected. Our backside is often the most vulnerable, so unwanted qi can easily enter here. The Black Tortoise symbolizes this protective energy for our backs (like a turtle’s shell), with either large walls or taller objects behind us to help create safe and protective energy.

How to apply feng shui to a room

How to apply feng shui to a room

If this is unattainable with your room’s shape or layout, then arrange your couch to minimize the flow of people walking behind it. These pathways maintain a constrained current of energy, which for us to be sitting behind is not the best for our own energy.

For couches, it is important to have end tables on either side. This helps to further contain this protective energy. In Feng Shui, this is known as the Green Dragon and White Tiger. Both of these are seen as guardian energies. The Green Dragon is the energy to the right of you, while the White Tiger is the energy to the left.

How to apply feng shui to a room

The TV

Aside from a couch, TV is the other main piece in your living room. Similar to the couch, a good Feng Shui placement would be to have your TV directly in front of a wall. Having it also directly across from your couch is better for Feng Shui since this represents the Red Phoenix energy. Red Phoenix energy is in front of us and contains expansive qi.

Watching a show or movie, we broaden our views and get lost into what we are seeing. With this energy being in front of us, a TV is a good location for this energy. The size of a TV is important as well. Too small of a TV, and we will not get that expansive of energy. Too large of a TV, meaning over the size of your sofa, and this creates an imbalance of having an excess of this energy.

TVs give off EMFs or Electromagnetic frequencies. This energy is unnatural and can even cause health issues, such as headaches, insomnia, and fatigue. To lessen your exposure, maintain a proper distance from the TV to the couch. Around eight to ten feet is ideal.

Other Aspects to Consider

Since qi likes to end up in corners, it is good to add some furniture or objects to your corners to keep this energy circulating. Plants are great for this since they contain living qi and can help to offset this stale energy.

To also keep qi circulating smoothly, choose coffee and side tables that are rounded rather than square or rectangular. In Feng Shui, points create ‘cutting energy’. Too much of this can make a living room feel too busy and not harmonious. Rounded tables allow the qi to flow effortlessly in the room.

Similar to the safety that having your couch against a wall gives, make sure that the entry to your living room is within view. Having you back to this as well, or having your couch along that same wall creates restless energy that is not beneficial to the Feng Shui of your living room.

Following these easy Feng Shui layout tips for your living room will help to improve the flow of qi in your space but also bring you harmony and balance in your life.

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