Feng Shui; What IS it??? Basically, it’s that flow, that ease of motion that you feel the moment you enter a space. I had a client that told me from the get go, that he wouldn’t waste my time looking at homes he didn’t like. And he meant it! He would let me open the front door, lean inside, and we would be “in”, or we would “Forget it Kim!”. He was sensitive to Feng Shui, which literally means “wind” and “water” in Chinese-the basic elements of the Earth.
The essentials of nature work in harmony with one another as should the layout of a house and it’s contents. That “come on in” feeling is created with the layout of a space, the colors, the placement of the furniture, the light source, window and door locations. Are the walls “blocking the flow?” Is the furniture too large or too small for the space, creating a feeling of chaos, and imbalance? There three rooms that are particularly critical in their layout and arrangements..
The Bedroom: Follow the idea of “rest.” No TV’s, cell phones, or electronics in a Feng Shui Bedroom. Placing the bed as far from the door as possible, promotes a feeling of safety & security, while also allowing an unobstructed view of the entrance to the room. Use natural wood for best energy, and best not to have a foot board which may block the flow of positivity and free circulation. Symetry is important..place a nightstand on each side.
Bathroom: Create a Personal Oasis. Water signifies Feng Shui, your daily shower rituals hold much power and symbolism. Add a small fountain to a space. Be sure to keep all windows clean and sparkling, let in as much natural light as possible. A plant is a welcome touch. Palms and ferns are outstanding options, and help generate a lush, positive environment.
Kitchen: Keep Counters clear of clutter, the simpler and neater the better. The kitchen should be airy and spacious, with light and color playing important roles. Incorporating fresh flowers into ANY room is another great strategy for promoting health and joy. The video below is of an open, flowing outdoor entertainment area..