Posts Tagged ‘Feng Shui’
While it is sometimes hard to understand, the best feng shui position in the bedroom is called the command position. This command position dictates the best position and it doesn’t only include the bedroom, it encompasses business such as your office or building where you work. It is said in the guidelines that if you can’t see the door from your bed, that you avoid issues and can easily be overcome with stresses and life can easily stun you.
The greatest position is to place your bed so that it is in line with the entrance door to your room, as this will create a more positive atmosphere that has positive energies about it. It is also believed that this position can actually alleviate stresses, irritability and even health problems. Now if you can achieve all this through a simple repositioning of your bed, it is highly recommended that you at least try it. I mean what have you got to lose?
The best feng shui position for the bed is of high importance because in today’s society it isn’t uncommon to have a television in the bedroom and even a computer. According to the position guidelines, it clearly states that you should not have your office in the bedroom so remove those computers and rearrange it in a suitable position.
The idea behind this is that work and rest do not go hand in hand together and as such, creates negative energies that affect you and probably also the fact that unless you are independently wealthy, it’s likely don’t have that big of a bedroom that you can place both a computer and desk as well as a bed in the correct position.
Speaking of small bedrooms, it is a very common occurrence that it is difficult to even put the bed in the best position and could cause problems due to space limitations. It is important that you don’t place the bed on the same wall with the kitchen, bathroom, shower as well as any other ‘active’ items that might be on that wall. Use your finest interior decorating skills to arrange the furniture so you can receive optimal benefits even if it means taking the television out of your room!
With summer just around the corner (here in North America at least), we can be assured that we will get at least a few weeks, and hopefully months, of gorgeous outdoor weather. If you have been dreaming of sitting on the patio or out in the garden, enjoying the fresh air, then you are not alone. People from around the globe do this daily, of course, and a lot of them have come to appreciate the outdoor garden, especially those with some sort of water fountain or pond, for bringing calmness and peacefulness into their lives.
Feng shui enthusiasts will make sure their home has a water element placed strategically for the benefit of their health and well being. According to feng shui, water fountains should be located in the Southeast, North or East section of the outdoor space because Southeast is for prosperity, north is for a person’s life and career choices and East is for health and family. Although it has been said not to locate your fountain in the south part of your garden, due to conflict of heat (fire) with the water element, we believe the south is actually okay for placement.
Whatever you yearn for in your garden space, there should also be a place for a water fountain or at least a bird bath. Water has been the calming effect for centuries and if you should add a bird bath to your outdoor space as well as an outdoor water fountain, you will be in for some very pleasant hours of entertainment. With all the birds we have in North America, you will not be disappointed at what shows up at your fountain and bird bath.
Water fountains have been available for centuries,as is evidenced by many fountains, including the Trevi Fountain in Rome which is thought to be the most beautiful of all Roman fountains. You do not need to have one quite as large as that one, but there certainly are many choices for you. There are small ones, tall ones, little ponds with pipes running through them to encourage lily pads and gorgeous water lilies, also known as Nymphaeaceae. There are wall fountains, bird bath fountains, rock garden landscaped fountains, indoor bubble panel fountains, small table fountains, solar fountains, expensive fountains and fountains you can build yourself. The list is endless so why not treat yourself and find out how much enjoyment can be had.
You will see from the extensive fountain choices that there should never be a home without a water fountain for lack of design. There should also never be a pricing issue that would not allow you to have at least a small water element in your home – bringing with it a relaxing atmosphere that will give you many, many hours of contentment.
Chinese paper lanterns are known worldwide; somewhere as a symbol of Chinese traditional culture and somewhere as a work of Chinese art. Through foreign trade, Chinese paper lanterns have now reached to people in Asia as well as other parts of the world. However, paper lanterns still remain an integral part of Chinese celebrations. Whether it’s a sky paper lantern or shaped like a star, they express creativity and create magic that is beyond everything in this materialistic world.
Sky paper lanterns are made of rice paper and are lit by a candle. It is really a mesmerizing site as they take off in the air. The flame from the candle heats the air inside the paper lantern decreasing the density of the air inside it. Thus the candle floats in the air as long as the candle burns inside it. Since hundreds of year, sky paper lanterns are released in air on the last day of Chinese New Year. You will also find paper lanterns of different shapes and sizes through every street in Chinatown. Some paper lanterns are inscribed with puzzles which you will enjoy to solve along with your family.
Chinese paper lanterns widely vary from being a simple device to an amazing piece of artwork. You can find traditional Chinese paper lanterns decorated with dragons or miniature paper lanterns known as Baby’s Bottom. The largest of all these paper lanterns are temple and festival lanterns.
All of these lanterns are used by Chinese for decorating their home to add color and an exotic touch to their interior. Chinese strongly believe that paper lanterns attract good luck and often use it for Feng-Shui. Nowadays traditional Chinese paper lanterns are available throughout the world. You can buy various designer paper lanterns from these stores and decorate your home. You can add a special charm to your party or event by decorating it with Chinese paper lanterns.
No matter where you live, castle or cottage, there never seems to be enough space. And when you live in a small house, apartment, or shared dwelling it can be especially challenging to find room for life’s accumulations. But not to worry, here are some simple ways to keep your small home looking spacious, stylish, and spectacular!
Clear the Clutter! – If you’re downsizing you may need to be ruthless. Nothing makes a small space feel more cramped than having too much stuff. With your things neatly arranged and out of sight, the space will feel orderly and open.
Let the Light Shine – Any room will look larger if it’s well-lit, either by natural or artificial light. Add lighting features such as wall sconces that project light in all directions and create warm shadows. For a small bathroom, replace fixtures that jut out and take up space with recessed lights.
Go with the Flow – Move furniture and objects away from pathways in your home and keep the floor as clear as possible. Think feng-shui! Creating clear pathways is important for maintaining a sense of spaciousness.
Get Vertical! – Maximize the vertical space in your home to expand your storage capacity. Consider placing cabinets and shelves above desks, countertops and toilets. Floor to ceiling shelving in your bedroom and linen closets can also make a big difference.
Colour Your “Small” World – Light, cool colours on walls like soft blues and greens will open up your room so it looks larger. Paint ceilings white to make them seem higher and airier. Consider painting the same colour in connecting rooms to give the impression of a larger space and Decorate with Paint
Multi-Functional Furniture – Choose your pieces wisely. Many furniture companies now offer stylish pieces (e.g. beds, sofas, ottomans) that serve multiple purposes to help you conserve space. For example, an ottoman can serve up to 4 functions: a stylish centerpiece to your sitting area, an extra seat, a spacious coffee table, and extra storage.
Remember, you don’t have to sacrifice luxury, style or comfort if you live in a small space. Live Large when Small Space Living!