Are you trying to renovate your home by adding quality furniture and other decoration ideas? If you are, then it is a good idea to incorporate Feng Shui. According to experts, this is a multifaceted form of art wherein the principles are based on an ancient harmony system that modern homeowners and businesspersons can use to improve workspace or the home.
Here are some of the do’s and don’ts to Feng Shui that you should know especially if you are also planning to add quality furniture:
Firstly, the corners of the room, counters, and furniture can be softened by several things like hanging or potted plants. Sharp corners are considered as poison arrows in Feng Shui, and by removing the corners you can create a soothing atmosphere.
Secondly, start de-cluttering. Do you see dirt and dust everywhere? If you do, it is time to clean the room. Be sure to look underneath things like furniture, cabinets, tables, and other heavy objects where dust can collect. If there are cobwebs on the ceiling, you also need to remove them.
Every home has a mirror. You have to make sure that the mirrors face at attractive scenes both indoor and outdoor. Mirrors facing the windows are great because it allows you to avoid unpleasantness or blankness. Do not place the mirror across the bed, as well.
Talking about the bed, you should not put it under the window of the room. The headboard must be placed next to the wall especially for couples.
The back of chairs shouldn’t face the door, and be sure to hand some plants or other interesting pieces on your patio. If you have family photos and certificates of achievements, try to group them in one place.
Even the decorations must be grouped according to wood, fire, metal, and other elements.
How to Use Ideas from Feng Shui?
Quality furniture should also be placed inside the kitchen. According to Feng Shui, the kitchen symbolizes health. Furniture and appliances in the kitchen usually fall under the water and fire elements. For instance, the washing machine and sink are water elements while the stove is a fire element. These elements must not be placed opposite or beside each other.
Like any other room in the house, the kitchen should also be clutter-free. Dispose spoiled food and the garbage every day. The stove must be cleaned after each use, along with the counter tops. All knives and other sharp utensils must be placed inside drawers because it attracts negative energy which can lead to frequent quarrels or chaos in the household.
Ideally, the kitchen must be away from the comfort room. However, in small rooms, you can’t avoid this. A remedy is to keep the bathroom door closed especially if it is opposite the stove. Once again, you have to apply the rule on elements of water and fire.
Instead of hanging utensils or pots, it is better to keep them inside cabinets to avoid collecting lots of dust. There is the so called ‘poison arrows’ which was mentioned earlier, and this is one thing that you must avoid.
Since the kitchen symbolizes health, you have to ensure that positive energy flows in the room. Preparing the food for the entire household must be done in a happy mood or setting, and this is necessary to avoid attracting negative energy into the foods that you are cooking. An alternative would be to buy cooked food if you feel sick or if you are not in the mood to cook.
Getting quality furniture for the kitchen and other rooms of the house can mean a huge investment. However, if you believe in Feng Shui and what it can do for you, you will not hesitate and settle only with the best.
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