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Home Furnishing and Feng Shui

Aug 17, 2007
All human beings want and as well as appreciates the benefits of a beautiful, well furnished and a comfortable living environment. Feng Shui - the Chinese art of interior decoration examines the how the placement of things and objects affects the energy flow within our house. It also refers to how these objects interact and influence our personal energy flow.

Thus, home decor should be such so that it maximizes the positive influences and minimizes the negative ones. The harmony and balance within the home should be maintained by using the right color, light and furniture.

Living Room

This is room where the family gathers together after the whole day's work. So the air in this place needs to be energetic, enthusiastic and blissful. Clocks, fans, air conditioners and other electrical gadgets are in constant use in this room which is bound to have an all encompassing effect.

The following paintings maximize the positive influences in a living room:

a.Paintings of swimming fishes.
b.Landscapes depicting mountains and sunrise.
c.Lambs are symbols of luck.
d.Cascading water symbolizes good luck.
e.Portraits of people with smiling and serene faces indulge positive energy.

Plants: Any plants which are not willing are known to impart positive energy. Always avoid plants with spiky leaves like cactus. Artificial decors have a neutral effect.

Dining Room

The chill zone for the family, where the following points need to be noted:

a.Dining tables should not be placed in front of the main door.
b.Dining table facing the toilet affects the health of the natives negatively.
c.Never use a dining table as a partition between two rooms.
d.Make it a point to keep air conditioners, heaters and fans on the left side of the room.

The Study

Desks are associated with career and thus it needs to be well placed in order to have a positive influence upon one's career.

a.You should always sit with the back to a wall and the desk in the corner.
b.You should always avoid sitting facing the door as this affects the level of concentration.
c.Supporting beams above desks create pressure and tiredness.
d.A light directly above your head affects the concentration.
e.A desk should not obstruct the doorway.
f.You should never sit too close to a window.
g.Clocks or other timers should never be placed in front of writing desks.

The Kitchen

This is associated with the well being and health of the inmates of the house. The positioning of the kitchen and the cooking appliances affect the free flow of the energy. The best position of the kitchen is the north, east and southeast corners of the house.

The Bedroom

Finally comes the bedroom. The bedroom, as we all know is the place of relaxation with the utmost comfort. Thus, we all need to be sufficiently rested in the bedroom in order to perform well during the day.

If the main door of a house is directly opposite to the bedroom, then the occupant of that room is bound to face legal problems.

The following are the checkpoints of a well designed bedroom:

a.Bunk Bed: Your head should not touch the ceiling as this could result in ill health.
b.Clocks: Clocks should be placed on either side of the bed not directly in front or behind.
c.Light Bulbs: Should be placed at the side of the bed. If centrally placed, then it may lead to stomach disorders.
d.Dressing Table: Dressing tables should never be placed at the foot of the bed as it affects the health of the inmates adversely.

So just try out the Feng Shui principles for placing the right things in the right place and see things work out for you!
About the Author
Abhishek's interest in Feng Shui led to the development of the website Mystic Board. In the website he incorporated details on the significance of Feng Shui. Know more about the Chinese way to improve your work and home environments from http://www.mysticboard.com/feng_shui
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