When it comes to decorating, you may be familiar with the concept of feng shui. Translated from Mandarin as “wind-water”, it is based on the idea of fluidity when it comes to humans and their environment. In practice, feng shui involves arranging furniture in a way that creates balance and harmony according to the Chinese belief.
Here are three things to remember when it comes to decorating your space.
Doorway to Nowhere
The doorway is where energy flows in and out of the space, as such they hold great significance in feng shui. Avoid placing your bed directly in line with a door, and also refrain from having a mirror facing the entrance doorway as this reflects the energy out the door.
Your home should be a space where guests feel safe and comfortable. Facilitate the energy flow between people and encourage conversation by positioning the furniture in your living room in a U-shape.
The bedroom is where we spend the majority of our time and is thus considered the most important room in feng shui. If there is clutter under your bed, clear it out as it can represent blockages in our lives. Stacks of books are also not ideal in the bedroom as books symbolise active energy and can hamper restful sleep.