Feng Shui rules for decorating your house

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and science developed 3000 years ago aimed at balancing the energies of any given space in order to ensure the optimum living environment for people inhabiting it. Based on the Taoist vision and a comprehensive understanding of nature, Feng Shui emphasizes the idea that the land is alive and loaded with Chi, or energy. Moreover, according to the Feng Shui beliefs, the energy flows through everything and every type of energy forms patterns that are both opposing and complimentary at the same time, like yin and yang. Therefore, Feng Shui rules are meant to maximize the flow of positive energy through a space and they are strictly adhered in the countries in Asia round China and India. The interesting aspect is that more and more people in the West countries are interested in this ancient Chinese art and choose to decorate their houses and workplaces according to the Feng Shui rules and principles in order to achieve an equilibrium between the energies the flow through a space. In this connection, if you want to invite wealth, abundance and luck in your life and harmonize it, to change your family fortunes and create a peaceful living environment, there are certain steps that you should follow.
First and foremost, in order to make sense of Feng Shui, you need to understand the connection between specific Feng Shui areas of your home and specific areas of your life. The placement of each and every object, as well as its color is highly important for it has a direct impact on the energy flow and therefore, your life. In fact, the color scheme is the easiest way to address this art and shift the energy in your space. You can bring the right Feng Shui colors in your home or workplace through wall color, photography, art and of course, a wide range of decorative objects. There are many tips related to the use of the color scheme that you should explore in order to create the right balance and enhance stability and protection for all your relationships. In addition, Feng Shui plants also increase the energy flow, particularly the amount of wood Chi, but you should be very careful because the excess of wood Chi generates a high level of aggression and restlessness.

 

In order to create a modern version of this ancient art and adapt it to your own needs and requirements, you need to understand the Feng Shui colors and use them accordingly. Yin andYang work together to bring the perfect equilibrium and each of them has specific colors that you need to combine harmoniously. Blue, purple, green, white, pink and black are all Yin colors representing a series of emotions and energies that emphasize tranquility, attention and peace. Black mans both power and protection, blue represent different levels of growth and calmness, depending on its depth, purple encourages healing and meditation, green is known for the healing energy that it emanates, white is purity and it can be harmoniously place near any color. While Yin colors are genuinely passive shades, Tang colors are strong, active and bold, including some specific shades of purple, like lavender and maroon, orange, yellow, brown, gold, beige, tan, orange and red, which is the most powerful, representing passion and excitement. Orange means connection with people, yellow is the symbol of sunlight and energy, brown is nourishing and along with beige and tan, it is an earth color.
In order to apply the right Feng Shui colors, you need to assess the type of energy that is required for each living area. You need to study the functionality of these areas and keep in mind that in order to explore the full potential of each color, you need to combine them correctly, because they are rarely meant to take up an entire room. The elements of Chi are metal, water, wood, fire andearth which should be taken into account along with the geographic location, the size and functionality of each room, before making a decision. For instance, the bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing area, so it requires some nice pastel shades that maximize the flow of light energy and ensure harmony. You could also use fire colors, like vibrant red shades, for it brings the energy of joy, excitement, luck, happiness and invigorates sexual desire. Fire and earth colors, like yellow, work great for your kitchen, or living room, for they create a comfortable and welcoming energy. In this train of thought, there are many ways to combine Feng Shui colors in order to recreate one of the aforementioned elements, but you must research extensively because the wrong shade of an element may easily destroy the axe of another and ruing its benefits. This is a very ancient and complex philosophy with Feng Shui rules and principles that need to be implemented with an amazing accuracy, but it is worth the effort for it will change your life for better.
Furthermore, Feng Shui decorating also makes use of Feng Shui plants in order to increase the amount of wood Chi within a space. This energy is associated with new beginning and momentum, creating a balanced and pleasant living environment, but keep in mind that the plants must be living and healthy, placed in visually pleasant pots and positioned in bagua areas of your home or office. Although there are not good and bad Feng Shui plants, you should avoid dying or dread out plants because these are no longer associated withliving Chi and they posses Sha Chi instead, which can be translated as “death breath” and bring an increased amount of negative energy in your space. Obviously, you want to minimize the level of negative energy so you want to avoid prickly or sharp leaved plants, like cacti, because the spikes create Sha Chi. You should go for soft leaved plants with flowing leaves, like lucky bamboo, palms or ferns, which are visually pleasant and easy to take care of. It is generally accepted that all Feng Shui plants, including Lillies, Narcissus, Chrysanthemum ,Peony and Jade, are associated with vitality, new growth, good fortune and tenacity, but some of them are even considered “money plants”. The three-legged frog is well-known as a strong symbol of prosperity, “Pachira” is one of the few plants that harmoniously embodies the five Feng Shui elements, attracting great wealth, as well as “Philodendron Scandens” and “Lunaria Annua”, which symbolize the multiplication of money.
The bottom line is that if you want to come across prosperity and wealth, you need to involve time and effort. It is essential to understand this philosophy and how the Feng Shui elementswork together to create balanced, positive energy outside and inside your house. There are some combinations of Feng Shui colors and plants that clearly stand out as sources of vibrant, renewing, comfortable energy, providing you good Feng Shui throughout the entire year. You have many choices when combining these elements and the opportunity to create both visually attractive and pleasing environment that will improve your life in each and every aspect, empowering you to live every day to the fullest.

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