Feng Shui guide for your home 2

Every Basic Feng Shui Rule You Need to Know, By Room

April 3, 2018
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Based on an ancient Chinese philosophy, art or science, depending on how you look at it, Feng Shui is all about creating balance between the energies.

It is believed that good health, vitality, fortune, wealth, love, and a general sense of well being can be achieved when the elements are in harmony. These are all good reasons to Feng Shui your home! So let’s get started - ring in positive chi in various parts of your home with these fundamental Feng Shui design rules:


For the Doorway:

The entryway is vital in Feng Shui. Decorating this area the right way can attract loads of good luck and dispel negative vibes.

Don't align your front and back doors

Feng Shui guide for your home

Interior Designer: Yong Studio

For starters, if your home has two entryways i.e. a front sliding door and a back entrance, be sure to make the main entrance the one which does not directly oppose a back door. This is to keep good chi flowing in and remaining in the home.

Add a decor piece

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Interior Designer: Code Red Studio

Next, enhance the entryway with a decorative piece to greet all who enter to the home; a flower vase, art piece or pot of greens will do nicely.

Keep it clean and pristine

Feng Shui guide for your home

Interior Designer: Code Red Studio

Also, it should go without saying that the entryway must be clean and tidy – avoid strewn footwear, dust or clutter. Messy entryways are visually unappealing and in Feng Shui terms, may disrupt positive energies.


For the Living Room

Let there be ample light - and space

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Interior Designer: Pocket Square

A bright and airy living room is #goals when it comes to Feng Shui design. This is because it encourages lively, positive energy that draws good luck and encourages good moods too!

Allow for as much natural light to enter and cleanse the energy in the home. Do opt for lighter drapes and clear off obstructions (e.g. furniture that may block light and airflow) to keep sunshine beaming and flowing through the room.

Avoid having dim corners with even lighting

Feng Shui guide for your home

Interior Designer: Gusto Design & Build

Also, it’s important to ensure sufficient, even lighting in the living room when the sun sets. Darkened corners and zones can attract negative vibes. Thus it is best to layer lighting for even illumination.

Don't block walkways with furniture

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Interior Designer: Nevermore Design

In terms of furniture arrangement, do follow the natural layout of your living area and avoid obstructing the walkways. This is practical design advice that also applies to good Feng Shui!


For the Kitchen:

Make sure your appliances are all working

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Interior Designer: Hoe & Yin Design Studio

The number one rule for positive Feng Shui energies in the kitchen is to ensure that all appliances, lighting, and furniture are in working condition. Repair what can be fixed and toss out the items that are beyond mending.

Keep your kitchen uncluttered

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Interior Designer: Moonlit Inspiration

Again, your kitchen should be clean and uncluttered. Consider concealed garbage bins in pull-out draws as well as plenty of storage to keep your kitchen organized and looking neat.

Pay attention to your stove

Feng Shui guide for your home

Interior Designer: Pocket Square

Do pay special attention to your stove area too. In Feng Shui terms, it represents ‘creation’ of food which then relates to sustenance, life and also abundance (or wealth). Thus, do make sure all burners are working well, your stovetop and backsplash are spotless, and that the general area is well-maintained.


For the Bathroom:

Bathrooms tends to be one of the more challenging to design when it comes to creating good Feng Shui. This is because the bathroom - which is often associated with flushing - can negatively affect various aspects of personal luck at home!

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Interior Designer: Surface R

For instance, if your bathroom is in the love or money area, it is essentially “flushing” away your romance or wealth luck! So what can you do to dispel the negative vibes related to the bathroom?

Keep it well-ventilated

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Interior Designer: The Roof Studio

First-off, make sure your bathroom is squeaky clean and well-ventilated. Again, in terms of hygiene, this basic Feng Shui rule makes plenty of sense.

Don't design a 'cold' looking bathroom.

Feng Shui guide for your home

Interior Designer: Yong Studio

Second, don’t ignore the comfort level in your bathroom as the more ambient and welcoming it is – good chi is able to reside in the home, rather than be flushed away. To up the comfort factor, do set the space with even lighting, display plants or flowers, add attractive accessories (e.g. a rustic-framed mirror) and quality fixtures, paint the walls in soothing colours, etc.

Balance things out with different elements

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Interior Designer: Dess Interior Sdn Bhd

Lastly, since Feng Shui is about balancing the energies, it’s important to represent the other missing elements such as earth, fire, metal and wood. These will harmonize with the primary water element of a bathroom. For instance, consider using terra cotta floors (earth), silver lighting fixtures (metal), red bath rugs for fire, and a plant (wood), as mentioned above, to represent the elements


For the Bedroom:

Make it cosy and inviting with warm neutral hues

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Interior Designer: Torch Empire

The bedroom, in Feng Shui terms; relates to sleep and restfulness, health and relationships. To send positive vibes to these areas of your life using Feng Shui, it’s best to make the room as inviting and comfortable as you can. Start by painting the bedroom in warm relaxing hues like dove grey, cream, light peach, or neutral green. In addition, do use more natural materials to exude warmth, like hardwood or bamboo. If you have stone or cold tile flooring in the bedroom, consider carpeting.

Soften lighting

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Interior Designer: Meridian Interior Design

Next, see that the lighting in the bedroom is soft, ambient and soothing. Layer the lighting with table and stand lamps, incandescent ceiling lights as well as accent lights (i.e. by the vanity).

Place mirrors facing away from the bed

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Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

Now mirrors are also an important piece in a bedroom, you may have one on your vanity or as part of your wardrobe cupboard.
It is good Feng Shui to place mirrors away from the bed, so that you are not reflected when you sleep. Instead, the mirror should face light elements, or even windows to double the sunshine each morning and enhance luck!


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