According to Feng Shui, everything in our homes and offices should follow the rules of energy circulation. Each furniture piece and decorative item has a specific place in our homes. And while architecture rarely follows Feng Shui rules, the interior design of our homes depends entirely on our personal preferences, so we can do something to keep the energy balance. Here are the most common Feng Shui interior design mistakes we make.
Bedroom mirrors. The mirror has long been considered a magical object. According to Feng Shui, negative energy may enter our homes through the mirror. However, you may use mirrors to attract positive energy as well. Mirrors are considered portals to other worlds. A mirror, facing the bed directly, may deplete your personal energy and bring the energy of a third party into your intimate relationship. If you really want to have a mirror in the bedroom, you should place it where it doesn’t reflect your body while you’re on the bed.
Beds under sloped ceilings. Sloped ceilings can change the natural energy flow and direct it towards the floor, according to Feng Shui. That’s why it is not recommended to place beds, couches, ovens, dining tables and chairs under sloped ceilings. The worst thing to do is sleep under the lowest part of the ceiling, since may slow the thinking process, cause various health problems and problems with the function of the upper chakras. It is best to place wardrobes and bookcases under sloped ceilings. If you must place a bed, a couch or chairs there, the negative influence of the ceiling may be neutralized with colors, which vary depending on the place itself.
Glass dining table. A dining table made of glass is not a good choice, according to Feng Shui. The dining table is represents the center of your family. That’s why it should be made of solid materials, preferably wood.
All rooms have white walls. Although painting all the walls in your home may seem functional and easy, in Feng Shui it is not recommended. Different colors create better conditions for the energy in your home to flow. You need to choose the right color for each wall in your home.
Wall recess. The wall recess is a trendy element in contemporary interior design. However, according to Feng Shui, they change the direction of energy flow and low-frequency energies tend to stay in these wall recess areas, which may harm you. If you have a wall recess in any of your walls, it is necessary to choose the right colors for it, depending on its exact location.
Decorative stones. Stones vibrate on frequencies different from ours, which is why they belong only in the garden, not in the interior. However, it is not the same for crystals.
Water fountains. According to Feng Shui, you should be very careful, when you a choosing a location to install a water fountain. It is best to install a water fountain in the North, East or South-East areas of your home. You should also consult a Feng Shui specialist to determine whether your home really need a water fountain.
In Feng Shui, it is also important to get rid of all the unnecessary things in your home and make room for new things. Throw away all the broken items. If there’s something that you don’t use any more, throw that away, too. Clean your home at will, not because you have too and see what will happen.
Feng Shui is an ancient and wise approach to the way our environment affects us. The way we feel and act is greatly affected by the environment that surrounds us. Learning how to properly organize our homes can improve our lives and that’s what Feng Shui is all about.