Your home is your castle, your refuge from problems outside the world and your haven of calm. There are a number of ways to make your house more comfortable and enjoyable to spend time with, from introducing different types of plants to double with decor. But while this may address the aesthetic issues, there are some ways to improve your living space that may not seem as obvious. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline that tries to address the issue of energy flow in your house and provide a healthier living environment. While it may be difficult to cover all the advice that discipline provides in an article, what we can do is give you a brief overview of some of the basic principles that you should know and cover the important rooms of your house.
Being a room where your food is cooked is a kitchen that is crucial to the energy flow in your house. As such, it is important to know how to organize your kitchen in accordance with Feng Shui principles. First and foremost, it is important to distribute your refrigerator, sink and oven in a triangle to prevent conflicting parts of water and fire from coming into contact.
When it comes to ideal colors for your kitchen, you should focus on shades of yellow, which is believed to be the color that promotes healthy digestion. White, brown and red are also considered a good choice for the kitchen, while you should avoid using black or blue as it is watercolor and can dampen the fire element that must be prominent in your kitchen. You should do your best to keep your kitchen clear of the mess and perhaps place some flowers on the table to light up the room.
If you see that the bedroom is intended for relaxation, it should be free from various exercise equipment, computers and everything that is not relaxation oriented. The lighting should be soft, so use light or a dimmer switch to achieve the low level of light.
You shouldn’t have anything bigger than your bed in the room, and it should be balanced, so if you have a nightstand on one side of it, you should also place one on the other side.
When it comes to coloring, you should focus on the skin tones, that is, everything from chocolate brown to pale white.
The bathroom is considered to be an energy source, which is why it is especially important to keep your Feng Shui in order. First, always close the bathroom door as well as the toilet lid, as this prevents the energy supply from the rest of the house. It also means that you should always have the window open, both for air quality and for balancing the energy in the room.
The best colors for your bathroom include shades of blue, gray or white.
As the main room in your house, the living room must reflect your own taste and style, but must also present an obstacle to energy flow. This is to say that your furniture should not hinder the flow – imagine the energy as a stream of water coming into your room and try to imagine how the furniture would flow.
Yellow is a good choice for your living room, but you can also go with soothing green or energizing orange.
Apart from this general advice on regulating the energy flow in your house, there is another thing that you need to think about, and that is the importance of lighting. Although natural lighting is the best choice when available, sometimes you simply need to use artificial lighting. In such cases, do not use fluorescent lamps because they look very unnatural, but instead use typical warm incandescent lamps. It is highly recommended to install a dimmer switch in every room of your house, as it allows you to fine-tune the lighting based on the time of day and your current mood.
Diana Smith is a passionate home improvement blog interested in topics related to small budget improvement tips or how to decorate your room with proper lighting and how to effectively use Feng Shui elements in your home. Diana loves to see her readers get useful information from her articles.