For a great home decor, proper illumination is crucial. On one hand it will bring the home to life while at the same time highlighting various decorative points of the room. There is one aspect that not many people are aware of, and that is bringing positive energy to the home by way of mixing in lighting with Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is all about the chi energy that needs to be balanced, and the light can do that easily. Balancing brings together the yin and the yang in a room in several ways. For example you might want to use windows to have great lighting come in from outdoors, however this might not always always enough. You either do not have enough windows to for the necessary light to come into the home or your windows are facing towards an area that does not let light enter freely, such as when you have a tall building right across your home.
Using lamps you can enhance the decor of your home and you can bring this extra light that the rooms need. Feng Shui helps place and use the light correctly so that you get all the benefits from having that extra extra energy in your home.
For example you should place a bright light facing South, as this is said to bring in fame, fortune and recognition. South-east is reserved for relationships and using a pretty decorative lamp in colors such as pink or green can easily help enhance this aspect of your home grow unencumbered.
Place a well lit lamp facing East for a balanced family life. This also helps enhance the family ties and keep them close together.
When it comes to kids, the lamps should be added on the West side in the kid's room or the living room. The lamp should have a lamp shade that speaks of silliness and fun.