Saturday, 9 April 2011


The translation of Feng Shui is "wind and water".
The basic principles of Feng Shui (pronounced  "fung shway”) are very useful for anybody interested in home decoration and design. This ancient Chinese philosophy explores the ways in which our surroundings affect us. Feng Shui can be made as complex or as simple as you want. We will stick with the simple approach. Ultimately, Feng Shui is about creating environments in which we feel comfortable and supported. It’s about combining dark and light, cold and warm, soft and hard in a balanced way. It is also about positioning furniture and objects in such a way that we feel safe and secure. Here are some Feng Shui DOs and DON’Ts:

... make it easy for people to find your front door. There should never be any doubt about which entrance is the main entrance. Mark a path towards the door, make it clean and beautiful and illuminate it well. 
...position beds and couches in such a way that from them you can see the door leading into the room. It this is not possible, make it so by putting up a mirror. The ideal location for couches and beds is along a wall. This gives a sense of support and safety.
... organize your office binders by colour. This gives a calm and less cluttered impression.
...have phones, computers and other electrical devices in your bedroom. This is your place for rest and recovery. If you have no other place for these devices, hide them in a cabinet or closet, or behind a drape.
... leave kitchen knifes and other sharp objects exposed. Store them in a drawer.
... put up shelves and heavy objects immediately above the bed.

Does Feng Shui make sense to you?

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