We are all used to hearing the expression Feng Shui, but do we really know what it means? Here in Delica’s blog, we will explain what it is and give you some tips on how to decorate your house in accordance with Feng Shui.
Feng Shui means “wind and water”. This science studies the flow of vital energy (Chi) on the landscape, in order to determine how it impacts on the home and those who live in it.
For some people, Feng Shui is a lifestyle which conditions the way they are and the way they live. One of the most important places to take it into account is in your own home.
Tips to comply with Feng Shui principles in our homes:
The entrance is one of the most important areas of the house for taking into account the fluidity of Feng Shui. You need to be aware that all energy enters and leaves through the front door. When you enter the house, you come from the street, a busy place (a Yang space), and you go into your house, which is your home (a Yin space). For this reason, the entrance should say to you: this is your home. There is no written rule that says how you should decorate your entrance. Do it the way that makes you feel most welcome and at home.
The kitchen is another of the most important areas for Feng Shui. It is where you cook the food that is eaten. Moreover, it is the place where Yin (water) and Yang (fire) live side by side.
For this reason it is advisable to have the cooking area and the sink as far from each other as possible. If this is not possible, something made of metal or wood (such as dish drainer or fruit bowl) should be placed in between. Another key point is that the person cooking should try not to have his/her back to the door.
Kitchen fixtures should ideally be wood (or imitation). Always have fresh fruit and flowers to increase the positive flow of Chi.
The bedroom is another key space for Feng Shui, since it is where you rest.
The colours of this room are very important. There are two ranges of colours, depending on what you want to promote in your bedroom: rest or passion.
For rest and relaxation, wall colours should be neutral, such as stone grey, white or beige. The rest of the bedroom can be a combination of light greens, sky blues, pale pinks, lavenders or purples.
If however you are after a more passionate and revitalising room, it is best to combine fire colours: reds, oranges, yellows, purples. But don’t go for the strongest ones. Opt for the softer tones. The walls, as before, should be neutral.
The position of the bed should be where the door can be seen but without looking directly at it. The bed should be raised and there should not be anything below it, so the Chi can flow freely, nor above it. The headboard should be firm so it protects and provides security while you sleep. There should not be a window behind the bed as this would weaken the Chi.
Some elements are forbidden in the bedroom:
So now you know, if you’re interested in Feng Shui, you can set about making changes in your home, bit by bit, to ensure the correct flow of energy.
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