Some people say feng shui is a must in any interior design, while others don’t really rely on it that much. One thing everybody can agree with: a house feels much more comfortable and relaxing when the layout works and there’s a natural flow in the environment. After all, nothing’s better than a well-organized, clutter-free and beautifully decorated home.
But those who follow the feng shui rules and partake in its principles can assure you of the many benefits it brings to a household. We have already talked about how to incorporate feng shui in your home, but we didn’t mention one important element: mirrors.
Mirrors are often used in interior design to amplify light and space, but according to the principles of feng shui, there’s one place where you should never add a mirror.
Here’s where you should never place a mirror:
In the bathroom, feng shui experts avoid hanging a mirror directly across from the toilet or the door. It’s already generally viewed as a bad idea to hang a mirror directly opposite to doors in most rooms, but the bathroom is a place where it’s highly suggested to avoid. Besides, one could argue that it’s never comfortable to look at yourself while on the toilet.
It’s believed that mirrors have the ability activate and enhance the energy within a room, so it’s important to hang them on a thoughtfully chosen spot. A well-positioned mirror can instantly change any room, making it brighter and bigger.
Feeling comfortable in our own homes is one of the most important things in life, so it’s important to keep it as cozy, beautiful, and organized as possible.
Even if you’ve never tried incorporating feng shui in your home before, it’s never too late to try.
Here are a couple easy and simple tips to incorporate feng shui in your home:
Cleanliness, Organization, and Openness
One of the major ideals of feng shui in a home is to have clear, free-flowing energy. If this energy is blocked, then it will result in an unappealing stagnation in the home’s design and in the creativity and comfortableness of the residents.
How to let the energy flow freely:
- Get rid of clutter
- Keep the house clean
- Remove obstructing furniture
- If you’re ok with more major changes, removing an obtrusive wall and making the rooms bigger and more open is always beneficial
By keeping your home clean, organized, and open you’ll allow the energy to flow freely through all the spaces in the house, while it’ll also free the space of distractions, worries, and stressors.
Incorporate the Elements
It’s said that every person has a combination of the five feng shui elements within them:
- and Wood
After finding yours, incorporate the elements in your home decor and interior design by taking inspiration from their color, shape, etc. This will increase happiness, comfort, and vitality in the home.
Define the Energy Map of your Home
In feng shui, your house is defined in 8 separate fields, each meeting in the center. This is called the bagua, and it serves as a blueprint to what colors and elements to use in specific rooms, as well as how to position the furniture for best energy flow, etc.
Knowing the bagua of your home is important to guarantee a successful feng shui decoration. You can learn how to define your bagua here.
Once you start incorporating feng shui in your home, you’ll start noticing just how blissful, relaxing, and energy-renewing your house is becoming.
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