Feng Shui Rules

by Karen Bates
(last updated January 12, 2015)

When you are considering how to decorate an area, where should you start? It may feel a bit overwhelming at first to try to choose the best way to design and decorate in a room, and you may think that placing furniture in one way could be better than another. But how do you know where to begin?

The art of situating items and decorations in a room is actually quite ancient. For centuries, the idea of decorating in certain ways to achieve a particular effect has been used over and over again. One ancient system for decor and object placement is Feng Shui,

Feng Shui is a Chinese concept that emphasizes the importance of placement and color in achieving harmony and happiness in regards to a room or area. Although the rules of Feng Shui can dictate where your home, landscaping, and objects should be placed, it can be especially useful when it comes to decorating a room.

Feng Shui focuses on five elements: water, metal, fire, wood, and earth. The idea is that different colors can work to bring out these elements, and by including certain colors in your decorating you can help create a certain atmosphere with the energy from the elements. For example, using blue would correspond with the water element, and green would go with wood. Different colors are supposed to bring certain kinds of energy into your home, such as wealth, creativity, or good health.

You can also implement the idea of the elements into shapes. This has to do with how you situate your objects and furniture into shapes, and which shapes of furniture you choose. If you want to channel the fire element, you should work with triangular decor. Or, if you are interested in the metal element, go for round furniture. It all depends on the element you want to gain energy from in an area.

To achieve the desired Feng Shui effect in your home, you will need to get and situate furniture and color designs according to certain Feng Shui rules. By following these rules, you can invite specific energy into an area. The purpose of the room will probably help you decide what kind of energy you want in the area. Of course, the use of Feng Shui does not have to be limited to your home. You can implement it in the office, in the yard and garden, and in other areas of your life. Work out a good balance for you and start enjoying a neat, uncluttered space that makes you feel relaxed.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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