Interior Design Using Feng Shui Principles: Part 1 – Top Tips
Bedside cabinets should have rounded edges. Furniture located in the bedroom and especially near the head of the bed, such as bedside cabinets, should have soft rounded edges and no hard sharp corners. It is always good to choose furniture that provides good table top surface space and storage that is concealed storage.
There should never be mirrors visible in bedrooms as the bedroom is meant to encourage relaxation and sleep. Mirrors sap all the energy from the room and each time your movements during sleep are reflected in the mirror causing the brain to come out of a deep sleep to check that you are not under attack – a necessary survival instinct.
In bathrooms, a lighted vanity mirror over the washbasin frames the face and lights up the reflection. Framing the image of your face sends a strong positive message to your subconscious mind. Never use mirrored tiles as they cut up your image and this has very negative connotations for the sub-conscious and your self-esteem.
Fish represent money and good fortune and fish patterned tiles in a bathroom are the perfect opposite to the wasting, draining energy of the toilet. Keep the lid down on the toilet and the door closed to en-suites and bathrooms at all times to prevent money draining away and sewer energy from mixing with good energy.
In living spaces when displaying finishing touches, keep a common theme in mind, and as 8 is the reigning number for this feng shui time cycle, display items in groups of 8. Always display items that evoke pleasant memories such as photos of pleasant holidays or having a good time with great friends. Keep displays neat and organised so that it gives the room a neat and organised appearance.
Read my next blog in a week’s time ‘Interior Design Using Feng Shui Principles: Part 2 – When Space is at a Premium’.