Many people who have only vaguely heard of Feng Shui are intimidated by this decorating concept because it sounds complicated and strangely unfamiliar. But there are actually very simple and practical steps that you can take to create a Feng Shui bedroom, Feng Shui living room, and incorporate Feng Shui colors all throughout your home. The energy in the rooms of your home affect your internal energy, which is why simple adjustments can make a big difference in how you feel.
To help you get started, here are five easy Feng Shui Tips to design or reorganize your home to create a space with positive energy.
Placement of the Bed
One of the best places to start with Feng Shui is the bedroom. There are certain Feng Shui rules that apply here because this is a room designed for rest, relaxation, and intimacy. The Feng Shui bedroom starts with placement of the bed. Face your bed away from the doorway and in an easily approachable location from both sides. Beds should not be placed under ceiling fans, but a wooden headboard can promote strength and stability.
Placement of Mirrors
Mirrors aren’t just pieces of furniture that let you check your hair and makeup before leaving the house in the morning. According to Feng Shui principles, mirrors represent healing energy and are a positive force of the element of water. Instead of placing a mirror right in front of your bed, use it to reflect natural light coming in from your windows. Natural light and fresh air are great ways to bring more positive energy to your rooms.
Feng Shui Colors
Feng Shui is deeply rooted in nature, so it should come as no surprise that the best Feng Shui colors are often earth tones. To increase relaxation, promote a sense of being grounded, and feel one with the environment, stick to warm and rich tones like browns, greens, and blues. However, the right placement of colors that correspond to the various Feng Shui elements can be learned and strategically planned to support positive energy.
Placement of Couches
One of the most important aspects to creating a Feng Shui living room is placing couches in a certain way. Although it has been a popular trend to place the couch in the middle of the room to encourage guest conversation, blocking natural pathways in rooms can create negative energy. Instead of following this trend, anchor your couch to an outer wall to promote stability and a smoother flow of energy.
If you have a sectional couch that intersects part of the room, you can easily make this piece of furniture comply with Feng Shui rules too. Place a healthy green plant at the end of the sectional couch that sticks out, or suspend a crystal ball decoration from the ceiling in this region to diffuse the energy created when you pass by.
Experiment with Different Shapes
Not only are colors important in Feng Shui design, but shapes are as well. Different shapes can complement a Feng Shui living room by coordinating with the direction and elements of a room. For example, triangular shapes belong to the fire element and bring warmth to south-facing rooms. Meanwhile, circular shapes are great for bringing an equal flow of active energy to a room.
Try to think about these shapes as you shop for tables, ottomans, and artwork for your home. Furniture Barn has a large and beautiful collection of furniture pieces that come in all shapes, sizes, and colors to coordinate with your Feng Shui design and create spaces that you feel like spending time in every day.