Feng Shui is the Chinese practice of things coming together in harmony and balance. Feng Shui means “wind” and “water.” This is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. But how does it relate to houses?
Feng Shui is simply the balance of things within the room, such as furniture. Feng Shui is looking at the layout of the home and taking into account the decorations and furniture, changing it, and making it more appealing and balanced. Here are some tips to help your house be more welcoming.
Make sure your furniture is facing the door. Have you ever walked into a room and everyone’s backs are facing you? It’s not very inviting. This is the principle in the first tip. This idea is the same with furniture. Make sure the furniture is facing the door, or at least some. Make sure too that there are chairs that come together so you could sit down with a couple people and talk. Chairs that are isolated and non-inviting. They don’t promote conversation and can make the room feel cold.
Make sure the traffic flows. This isn’t just the case for the highway, it needs to work within your house too. People need to be able to walk around freely without running into something. You want to have a house feel open and comfortable, not cramped and cluttered.
Make sure the bedroom is calming. This is a place of rest for everyone. Pictures should be calming and not of dramatic events or bright colors. Photos of nature are a great option within the bedroom. When selling your home too, make sure you put away the family photos and religious icons. You want the home to be able to sell by the potential buyer seeing their family within it, and that’s hard with your family photos. Religious icons can be the same thing, people may not have the same religious views as you so they can’t see themselves in the house.
Close the lid to the toilet. Many realtors also recommend this, but in Feng Shui it’s for a different reason. Water represents money and the toilet is one place where water/ money escapes. Instead close, the lid to the toilet and place plants around the corners of the other rooms; This will enliven the room and create harmony.
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