Your house can have an optimal flow of positive energy in Feng Shui design. It enables you to take effective and beneficial actions in your living space or home.

This article will discuss Feng Shui design ideas that can help Feng Shui newbies to learn some of the basic Feng Shui principles and how they can be used to enhance their lives and homes.

As yin and yang or negative and positive energies exist in nature, every home and room has also both negative and positive areas. Just as there are weaknesses, there are strengths that already exist. The modifications in Feng Shui design carried out in a house are often meant to help decrease Chi that is too strong and enhance the weak areas, which eventually brings about a harmonious, balanced feeling that is the foundation of a successful and contented life

Power Areas and Feng Shui Design

An idea oftentimes utilized in a Feng Shui design is the notion of ‘power’ areas. In Feng Shui theory, there are nine power areas known inside buildings. Some have negative adverse energy while some have positive supportive energy.

A part of the home that can be as small as a little tiny nook or as big as a room is called a power spot. This area however, has strong connections with your life that are important to you at a certain point in time. Power spots of Feng Shui are different from home to home, family to family, and from person to person. They are decided not only by the architecture and design of a particular living space but also by the things that are presently going on in the life of a person.

The following are some simple tips that may be useful as you are starting out with your design ideas on your comfort space. You may get very helpful tips on selecting the proper colors for the walls, recommended designs for your carpets, the best shapes for your curtains, and sensible recommendation on bathrooms and bookshelves.

The use of Feng Shu for Interior decoration is about selecting for the right corners the correct colors. The following color/corner palette can be used to paint your home’s interior:

North Corner – Main Colors: Blue, Black. Secondary Colors: Metallic, White. No-No Colors: Beige, Yellow

South Corner – Main colors: black and blue: Orange Secondary Color: Red, Yellow, Green. No Colors: Black, Blue

East Corner – Main Colors: Brown, Green. Secondary colors: Metallic, White. No-no colors: black and blue

West Corner – Main Colors: Grey, White. Secondary colors: yellow, metallic. No-No Colors: Orange.

Southeast Corner – Main Colors: Light Green. Secondary Color: Light Blue. No-No Colors: White, grey.

Southwest Corner – Main Colors: Beige, Yellow. Secondary Color: Orange, Red. No-No Colors: Brown, Green

Northeast Corner – Main Colors: Beige, Yellow. Secondary Color: Orange, Red. No-No Colors: Brown, Green

Northwest Corner – Main Colors: Metallic, White. Secondary Color: Yellow, Grey. No-No Colors: Orange, Red

The following is a list of tips for picking the correct shapes of curtain:

1. For rooms situated in east corners green curtains are appropriate.
2. For rooms located in south corners red curtains with triangle-shaped patterns will work very well
3. For rooms located in north corners, blue curtains with wavy patterns are suitable
4. For rooms in the west corners, White curtains with dominant round shapes are appropriate

Try to avoid carpets that have confusing over-sized patterns. Select carpets with beautiful details like the ones found on Persians carpets.

For bookshelves, try to select the ones that are closed or concealed but are attractive to look at.

When decorating bathrooms one should not go overboard with the design. A bathroom is an area where the chi or energy gets flushed down; therefore, one should keep the decorations to the barest minimum.

We hope you find some of these simple tips helpful to get you started. When designing your personal space, the most important thing to have is a working compass.

Ni Nan Gilbert is a licensed acupuncturist in Bellmore, NY with certification in Chinese Herbology and over 16 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine.