Feng Shui – Elements of Home Design

Feng Shui - Elements of Home Design

Feng Shui is a very popular method in determining the arrangement of a home. It can safely be said that it is a design genre all on its own. But this design element is done not only for the visual aesthetics that it can impart to your home. It is mostly used because of its many benefits, especially the energy it can give to your home. The chi, as the Chinese call it, is the positive energy that you need to bring good things into your life. Practicing Feng Shui in your home can help you attain it.

First of all, you must leave your house free of clutter. Clutter consumes your time and eats up your energy. It is believed that a person who has a cluttered home has a cluttered mind and this is certainly not good for your aura.

Feng Shui also dictates that your home should be well ventilated and bright. This helps circulate chi. You can add air-purifying items in your homes such as plants and air-purifiers. Try to keep your home open to natural light. The design theory of Feng Shui has five elements that are necessary to strengthen the positive energy in the home. Colors are used as an expression of the five elements too. However, the five basic principles remain Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. If you wish to be more prosperous in your life, you can incorporate water and wood in the design of your home.

You can also choose to find out your Feng Shui birth element. People are born with different elements and your birth element could be fire, water, air, or wind. Try to introduce wood into your home as the fifth element.

Most importantly, keep the energy around your home positive. This can affect the energy that you have within you and it will reflect in other aspects of your life. There is a ‘triangle’ that experts refer to and this is in your bathroom, your bedroom, and your kitchen. According to them, energy is always moving; it is never static. So you need to always pay attention to the triangle in your home. And remember the Chinese adage, “First Avoid the Negative… then Enhance the Positive.”