I am a HUGE fan of decorating homes using feng shui. I use it in my own home and I always recommend it when helping others decorate their homes as well.
Feng shui helps energy flow freely throughout your home and when you incorporate elements of feng shui, your home will feel calm, relaxed and happy. Who doesn’t want that? ;)
Let’s go room-by-room, shall we?
We’ll start in the Bedroom:
- The bed should be placed against the farthest wall from the door. If that’s not feasible, placing it on a side wall is ok. There should be a clear view of the door. If the foot of the bed is directly in front of the door, place a chest or small sofa there to block the energy from escaping the room. Leave space on each side of the bed.
- Symmetry works wonders for energy in a room, so having nightstands and lighting on each side of the bed creates a cozy, enveloping feeling.
Next, the Living/Family Room:
- The sofa should be placed against a wall farthest from where you enter the room. When seated, you should have a clear view of the entry. If you’re not able to place it against a solid wall, put a console table behind it and decorate it with tall accessories. No one feels secure having their backs to the door when seated, so if you must position your sofa this way, consider putting a mirror across from it, so you are able to see behind you.
- Situate your seating so it is conducive to conversation. All chairs do not need to be against a wall or facing the TV.
- To add to the welcoming feeling, be sure each seat has a place to rest a glass or book on.
- To help energy flow freely, place a round or oval coffee table in the room. Anything with rounded corners will work.
- Consider adding sheers, curtains or blinds to the windows to prevent the energy from escaping the room.
And finally, the Dining Room:
- Once you place your dining table in the room, make sure there’s enough room to pull out the chairs and still have space to walk behind them.
- A rug under the table will help ground the space and encourage conversation.
- Include a combination of materials like metals, mirrors, wood and linen to help calm the space.
- Use your dining room whenever you can. If the room is not being used, energy is not flowing. If you don’t eat in your dining room often, consider using it for puzzles, arts and crafts or even office space. Just be sure to clean up afterwards so it doesn’t create clutter.
So hopefully these quick tips will get you inspired to decorate your home using feng shui. Do you plan to incorporate any of these tips in your home? Are there any you’d like to add to the list? Let me know in the comments!