Feng Shui is an ancient art and science of balancing the energies of any given space, assuring health and good fortune for your family and home. Developed over 3,000 years ago in China, Feng Shui provides a complex knowledge of how different colours, shapes and decoration decisions can enhance your living or office space and attract prosperity.
Feng means wind and shui means water, which are the two elements associated with good health and good fortune. Based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, good feng shui was essential for the ancient Chinese, who believed that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.
Nowadays many people follow the established principles of Feng Shui and arrange their interior to balance the energies and enhance not only their living space, but also their life. Are you up for it as well?
Here are a few Feng Shui tips of the colours you can use in your home to influence and improve certain aspects of your life:
HEALTH :: To improve the health aspect of your life you should decorate the east part of your home in black, red or green. Ancient Chinese believed that since the sun rises from the east you need to take special care of that part of your home.
FAMILY :: The western part of your home is associated with the overall wellbeing of the family and your children. You should decorate that side of your home with colours like dark blue, yellow and white as well as place round accessories and objects. Ideal Feng Shui items for that are the yellow Verner Panton Flower Pot Pendant or the white Arne Jacobsen AJ Royal Pendant lamp.
FAME :: If you have the ambition to rise high on the fame pedestal, according to Feng Shui you should focus on the south part of your home, which is the part that gets the maximum amount of sunshine. The colours you should accentuate for that side are yellow or red. It is also important to place wooden furniture. Timeless in its simplicity and graceful shape, Sori Yanagi’s Butterfly Stool is the perfect addition for the south side of your home.
BUSINESS :: Do you want to enhance your business? Then focus on the north side of your house or the main entrance. You should use colours like white, dark blue, gray or black and place objects or furniture in irregular shapes. Metals like copper, bronze and gold are an integral part for the right flow of the energies. Eileen Gray Adjustable Table is an ideal Feng Shui addition to enhance the business aspect of your home.