Feng Shui 101: All You Need to Know About Feng Shui Principles

If you heard about Feng Shui and chi, you probably know that decorating and arranging your home space according to the principles of this ancient Chinese pseudoscientific practices can affect the energy. In other words, the way you place furniture, and decorations can affect the good energy flow in your home. Let’s take a look at some of the basic principles of Feng Shui and how you can use it in decorating your interior. 

The Belief Behind It

Arranging according to Feng Shui starts with some of the basic principles of this practice. According to Feng Shui, we need to be in harmony with our surroundings, and the best way to achieve it is to follow certain “rules” that can help people improve the flow of energy through everything. House is looked upon as a whole from the Feng Shui point of view. This is why to start arranging you should do analysis and realize which parts of your home are neglected, thus having a tendency to spread negative energy. 

What are the Hot Spots?

Feng Shui hotspots have greater im[pact on how the energy flows through a house. These are the front entrance color and placement, or where the energy enters your home and possibly the staircase. Having a staircase near the main entrance of your home might prevent energy from flowing to certain parts of your home. However, you can put some plants, furniture, or preferably mirrors to help the energy circulate through every part of your house. 

Implementing Feng Shui into Your Home

You can arrange some of your rooms and implement these great chi tips to strengthen the life-space connection. First of all, always try to keep your bathroom or restroom doors closed. The same goes for the toilet seat, as according to Feng Shui one should prevent the outflow of water from the house as it signifies wealth. The position of the chair and the desk in a study or office is also important. One should not keep the back of the chain turned towards the doors and the desk should not be in line with the doors either. 

What are the Possible Remedies?

Sure, in most of these situations we cannot start building our home from scratch. However, there are some adjustments you can do to your scape that will promote the flow of positive energy and help you connect with your living space. Some of these cures or enhancements are crystals, water (aquariums, fountains, etc) mirrors, and other talismans. Each of these has its own purpose. For example, crystals can bring light to your home, mirrors help energy circulate and water serves to bring more positive energy to space.