Feng Shui: What should it be like to enter a house where you can barely move? Where do you need to divert objects and objects? Of the two one: either you stand still and do not leave the place or just walk away.
For it is thus, briefly, that the vital energy, or Chi as it is also known by the Orientals, behaves within a house. This creative and life-giving energy is present in everything that exists in the universe, from the sun, the moon and the planets to our bodies, plants and animals.
When it can flow harmoniously everything balances. And inside a house would be no different. By moving freely around the environment, Chi is able to promote health, well-being, balance, prosperity and stable and happy relationships.
At least that's what Feng Shui claims. You've probably heard of this millennial technique. It was born there in China more than three thousand years ago and, along with the arts, philosophy and Chinese medicine, aims to promote harmony of the home through decoration.
But how exactly does Feng Shui work? Well, to answer that question we need to talk about baguá. The bagua is an octagonal plaque, where each side expresses an area of life - Success, Relationship, Creativity, Friends, Work, Spirituality, Family and Prosperity.
The Baguá is positioned in each room of the house in order to determine where each of these areas are. When they are identified, the space is treated and harmonized from the repositioning, placement or removal of objects.
For each room in the house there are specific concepts of Feng Shui that should be applied. But some others are general and can - and should - be used around the house. Check out the following:
Avoid accumulation of objects
There is nothing worse than a house cluttered with messy, unorganized objects. If this situation already prevents the movement of people, imagine Chi? For this reason destroy all that is useless and unhelpful. Organize cabinets, shelves and rooms. You will see how much more pleasurable and healthy living in a home is without excesses and organized.
Let the light and the air enter
Physically the beneficial effect of a well-lit and airy house is already proven. You avoid mold, mildew and stench. But that simple attitude opening the windows also does a damn good for the energetic part of your home. According to Feng Shui, air helps to sweep out the negative energies of the environment.
Throw away everything that is broken
The idea here is this: Is it fixed? Fix it. There is not? Throw away. But never, never, keep broken objects. They suck the good energy out of the house.
As Feng Shui is based on Chinese philosophy, the use of the five elements also becomes indispensable in this technique. Fire, earth, water, metal and wood when combined harmoniously promote the balance necessary for the Chi energy to flow without obstacles. These elements are used brutally or representatively, meaning you can use either the fire itself, such as a fireplace or opt for a warm color that symbolizes the element.
Know now what the main objects you should have for home harmony, and then see how to apply the teachings of Feng Shui in every room of the house:
Decorative objects for Feng Shui
Picture 1 - Filter of dreams: the object removes the bad thoughts and nightmares.
Picture 2 - Water Fountain: When placed next to the area of prosperity, the object helps to balance and harmonize finances.
Picture 3 - Glass or ceramic vases: these objects are important for correcting foci of negative energy
Picture 4 - Mirrors and triangular objects: mirrors are great for healing areas with negative energy, balance and harmonize; already the triangular objects are indicated for area of the success
Picture 5 - Bells: the sound waves produced by ringing a bell are able to expel negative energies outside the home
Picture 6 - Buddha sculptures, flowers and flavors: everything that induces well-being should be used in Feng Shui, regardless of the religion or philosophy that is believed
Picture 7 - Stones and Crystals: these natural elements absorb the negative and stagnant energy of the environment
Picture 8 - Mandalas: they energize the environment in which they are exposed; there are mandalas for each baguá area
Picture 9 - Pictures with inspirational pictures or phrases: use them to get inspired and keep good thoughts; already the pictures with strong and heavy images should be avoided because they negatively burden the environment
Picture 10 - Candles: everything that emits light and brightness is welcome within the concept of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui for Bathroom
The bathroom is the place of the house where Chi is naturally lost. However, it is still possible to leave the place balanced and harmonized within the Feng Shui technique. Check out the tips:
Image 11 - Elements that bring nature.
Plants are a natural source of vital energy, keep them in the bathroom with the goal of minimizing energy loss. Floor coverings also serve as
Image 12 - Let the energy flow.
Keeping the bathroom always clean, organized and without excess objects allows the energy to flow more adequately and steadily.
Picture 13 - Up!
In the bathroom, prefer the plants that have growing up. They raise the energy pattern.
Image 14 - Only what is needed.
Let the view only what is needed for personal care. The rest organize inside a closet.
Picture 15 - Close the door
As the bathroom is a place of loss of energy and stagnant energy, it is advisable to keep this environment always with the door closed in order to prevent this energy from circulating in other environments of the house.
Feng Shui for cooking
In Feng Shui, the kitchen represents the soul of the house. It is there that the family obtains supplies and, therefore, must value the functionality, organization and cleanliness. Colorful and beautiful objects help to stimulate the energy of abundance and abundance. Here are some other tips to use in the kitchen:
Image 16 - Plenty and abundance.
Transparent glass helps to convey the local message of abundance, especially if various grains are placed inside.
Image 17 - Fruits and prosperity.
Picture 18 - How should be a U-kitchen according to Feng Shui
Image 19 - How should a kitchen be linear according to Feng Shui.
Picture 20 - How should a kitchen in L according to Feng Shui
Feng Shui for entrance hall
The entrance hall is where people and Chi come in, so it should be warm and organized. Check out other tips for decorating the lobby according to Feng Shui:
Picture 21 - Mirrors yes, but not in front of the door, they repel both the good and the more energies.
Image 22 - Lighting is fundamental to make the hall more welcoming; choose flashy and interesting lamps
Image 23 - Plants, sculptures and other decorative objects welcome those who arrive
Picture 24 - Bet on clothes rack, shoes, bench and other objects that facilitate the entrance and the exit of house
Picture 25 - A sideboard with decorative objects to receive with charm and beauty
Feng Shui for the room
The room is the place of social interaction and family interaction. So, of all the attention to the decoration of this environment.
Image 26 - Leave center free for energy circulation.
Picture 27 - Chairs, armchairs and sofas should never be placed with their backs to the entrance door, as it interferes with the circulation of energy.
Image 28 - Light colors are best suited for this home environment
Picture 29 - The combination of white with red or earthy tones helps to activate the area of social relationships
Picture 30 - The sofa leaning against the wall brings security and stability to the residents.
Feng Shui for balcony
The balcony represents life away from home, activities that bring relaxation and planning the future. A corner that deserves all attention and care. See the tips:
Picture 31 - Plants are fundamental in the balconies, if you have neighbors in front use bigger plants, they bring protection.
Picture 32 - The element wood can be represented in the balcony by means of a deck or objects of natural fiber, like the straw.
Image 33 - Already the element fire can be represented by candles or a fireplace.
Image 34 - Sources or glass objects can be used to represent the water element
Image 35 - Use mirrors to reflect the landscape and colors to energize the environment
Feng Shui for bedroom
The bedroom is the room of the house made to relax and to rest. That is why all elements must reflect this concern. Avoid using electronic devices in this environment. Check out other tips below:
Picture 36 - The white and the pink convey delicacy and tenderness to the room of the couple.
Image 37 - Organization is essential, including the closet doors should be closed to avoid over-information.
Image 38 - Always leave a free space for movement.
Picture 39 - Pictures and flowers bring host: use and abuse them
Picture 40 - Every bed needs a headboard; Essential Element in Room Feng Shui
Feng Shui for Children's Room
The needs of children are different from adults. Therefore, Feng Shui in this environment also has its own concepts. Know some:
Picture 41 - Set up a little corner just for fun, so you keep the bedroom functions - sleeping and resting - well defined.
Picture 42 - Put in the children's room some object that represents protection defined by the preference and belief of the parents, like the figure of an angel, for example.
Picture 43 - If the room receives a lot of natural light, opt for pastels like yellow or mint green.
Picture 44 - The wood strengthens the growth of the child, so panels and wooden furniture are welcome.
Picture 45 - Bed always facing the door to bring security and stability.
Feng Shui for home office
The home office should be the preferred place to carry out work and study activities. To favor this environment according to the needs demanded by him, Feng Shui has the tips:
Picture 46 - The decoration with wood attracts new experiences, like lucrative partnerships, trips and greater number of clients.
Picture 47 - Light shades help concentration and increase the sense of determination during work.
Picture 48 - The position of the table is an important detail, because it should be positioned near the door where you can see who is entering or leaving the room
Image 49 - For the home office the element water should be represented through objects of glass, which stimulates communication with clients and partners.
Picture 50 - The view across the table helps keep the environment inspired, especially for those who need creativity at work
Image 51 - Keep the environment without a mess; the shelves and drawers help keep the organization.
Image 52 - Metals attract financial stability, bet on furniture made of this material, regardless of color, is a great alternative.
Colors and Feng Shui
Image 53 - Yellow represents the earth element, which stimulates concentration and creativity. So it is a good choice for offices or study areas.
Picture 54 - In the room the pink and blue transmit peace, tranquility and an angelic spirituality.
Picture 55 - Blue for the bedroom is related to harmony and tranquility.
Image 56 - White represents the air element, which conveys peace, cleanliness and purity. This color is recommended for wet, but balanced air.
Image 57 - Pink symbolizes love, so it's a good choice for entry halls.
Image 58 - Lilac is the color of spirituality, conveying balance to the home.
Image 59 - Black is the most intense color, so it should be combined with other colors, because in excess causes uncomfortable sensations. This color can be harnessed for Home Office along with red color as representative of success.
Image 60 - Green represents the element of wood and is associated with the renewal of energies and new cycles. This is another great choice of Feng Shui colors for rooms, especially children's rooms.
Image 61 - Red represents the element fire, passion, that is, it is a very active energy. The ideal is to use it in social areas and preferably in decorative details such as rugs, cushions, prints, upholstery, etc.