Creating a mood in the home when you use Feng Shui is easy to do and more and more people in the
Western world are seeking this type of decorating tactic. The practice of Feng Shui takes the energy of the room and arrangements furniture and decorations to create a flow of energy for that particular space. A room that is used for sleeping would be arranged to allow for peace and tranquility but every room is designed to allow for negative energy to flow away. The following are some tips for creating moods using Feng Shui:
· Doorways – The first rule is to never allow furniture or objects to block doors that lead to the outside. This is a symbol of blocking the home from opportunities. So if you have a couch that is parallel to the front door, it should be moved. Also, make sure that all paths to the doors are unencumbered so negative energy is free to flow out and the positive can make its way in.
· Command Position – This is where the larger pieces of furniture are placed in each and every room. For instance, all large pieces including the bed should face the door but be off to the side of it and your feet should never point directly at the door because it is bad luck. This is a position of great energy and many people already have their furniture placed in this manner. In an office, put the desk in the command position to be successful.
· Clutter – One of the most common things that Feng Shui teachers is that clutter is bad for good energy to be in the home and can keep the chi from being positive. Do not overstuff your rooms with stuff that is not necessary. This can be more difficult in smaller homes, but if you minimize your life and put away those things that are not necessary, you can have better energy flow and chi. You do not want too many open spaces so it is important to find a balance between clutter and good energy flow.
If you do the simplest forms of Feng Shui you can bring good energy and moods to your rooms. Remember that clutter is out but open spaces are as well. Keep your big furniture in the command position and do not let your feet point at the door when you are sleeping. One more tip is to keep windows clear for the same reason that doors that open to the outside should be kept clear.