Every day life rushes by us at warp speed, your home is one area you can slow down and create calmness. This blog will explain how to create a “Feng Shui” room. Writer Uma Campbell knows how to slow down and take deep breathes. She enjoys yoga and meditation so she knows a thing or two about peace and harmony. I have invited her to write about how to use Feng Shui in decorating. She has taken the basic elements of Feng Shui and has broken it down to make it so simple.
Work, family, taking care of the house and all of the other obligations in life can really start to add up – and stress you out. One of the easiest ways to de-stress is to surround yourself with an environment that promotes tranquility and harmony.
· Blue and Black:
Symbolize water, which is thought to ease stress, promote relaxation and promote freshness. Perhaps you can add a black lamp base or a blue glass bowl in your Feng Shui design.
· Red, Yellow, Orange, Pink and Purple:
Represents energy, luck, passion and prosperity. This is a great color to add with accessories for a pop of color and energy.
· Green and Brown:
These earthy colors symbolizes wood. Which is thought to bring good health and vitality. These colors bring the outdoors inside. Think nature or organic materials. Perhaps a cool wooden centerpiece on your dining table or a green throw on the back of a sofa.
· White and Gray:
Stands for metals, which is thought to promote clarity. This is where you may want to use these colors on your walls. These colors are nice and neutral so adding other Feng Shui colors is possible without being overwhelming.
· Sand, Light Brown and Light Yellow:
These particular colors are used to represent the earth which provides nourishment and stability.
It’s important to incorporate these colors into Feng Shui design, and it is also important to incorporate other specific elements and tactics into your interior design.
· Neat and Tidy:
The first step to properly achieving Feng Shui is to make things neat and tidy. The idea is to promote an even flow of energy. That energy can be blocked if a room is dirty or cluttered. Dirt and clutter can also be distracting and depressing.
· Use Real Plants:
In order to bring in the greens and browns, use real plants in a Feng Shui space. Potted plants are an excellent option.
· Bring in a Water Fountain:
A water fountain is a wonderful way to bring in the actual touches of water that Feng Shui requires. Plus, it creates a soothing atmosphere, which will promote peace and harmony.
Place your living room furniture so that is in a circular fashion. This will allow Chi, the driving force behind Feng Shui, to flow freely.
· Bring in the Light:
The more light in a room, the better. Use dressings that allow natural light to flow into a room. So as not to block the flow of Chi , make sure that the room is properly illuminated . Make sure the house is well lit if windows are limited in the home or during evening hours.
· Display Mirrors:
Mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, and the more light in a space, the more Chi will flow. Display a large mirror, or several small mirrors, so that they reflect light into any dark spaces.
By utilizing these tactics, you can easily make your living room Feng Shui and bring about a sense of peace, harmony and well-being for you, your family and any visitors. Thank you so much Uma!
A tidy home is a great start to feeling more calm. Listening to a water or fire feature is such a simple way to achieve peace and tranquility. Is there any specific area in your home that can use a bit of peace and harmony? Here are some suggestions that you can use to infuse Feng Shui into your living room.Uma Campbell is a writer who lives in California. She loves writing about meditation and home design since she has experience with both. In her free time she teaches yoga and just started to get make her own jewelry.