8 Home Feng Shui Steps For Good Flow Of Energy

In designing homes, some people consider following Feng Shui – the ancient Chinese art of placement. It contains a system of laws that govern spatial arrangement in the house to attract and keep the flow of chi or energy. Feng Shui has been an important factor in building designs.

If you are among those considering this Chinese tradition, here are 8 basic Feng Shui steps that are good for your home:

Declutter Your House

The main goal of Feng Shui is to keep the chi or the energy flowing. So lighten up the load, get rid of the objects you do not use and make way for the positive energy. The clutter inhibits the entrance of energy, thus creating negativity inside your home.

Open The Door

Make your home a welcoming place. Keep the energy flowing and the negativity exiting. Make sure that your door is wide open. The front door shall be clean and free from obstacles including shoe racks.

Ensure Air And Light Entry

The Air and Light are two essential elements for a good Feng Shui energy. You need to open the windows for the entry of quality air and light. They help the continuous flow of positive energy in your home.

Place Plants Inside

Plants are therapeutic in nature. They purify the air and absorb toxins and other pollutants that produce negative energy. We suggest that you choose bigger plants to make it look minimal and sophisticated.

Fix The Damaged

If you have furniture, appliances or anything inside your house, fix them. Repair clogged drains, broken pipes, dysfunctional TV, or even tattered clothes. They represent brokenness.

Avoid Too Many Lines

Straight lines create sharp edges which according to Feng Shui are “poison arrows”. If you have hanging frames, stairs or racks, make sure they got soft edges to allow the spontaneous flow of energy.

Take Bed In Command

Feng Shui has a concept of “commanding position” in which it suggests to place the most important furniture in a commanding position. The bed is where you rest for hours. The bed should be facing the door but not in line with the door.

Keep The Water Running

Chinese are fond of fountains. They represent the continuous and never-ending flow of energy. They are also good natural ionizers. Place fountains outside your house for good cash flow.…

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The 12 Key Elements Of A Great Interior Design

The art of interior designing is not easy. It’s not just about “putting random stuff and decors and combining colors” says Cut My Plastic. Interior designers follow principles and guidelines in designing your home interiors.

Here are the 12 elements of UK interior design elements:

Space

Space is what makes your home. This includes the shape, size, dimension, length, and the width, among others. Knowing your home space well makes it easier to start interior designing.

Line

Lines define shapes and forms patterns. It can be horizontal, vertical or dynamic. Lines can be found on tables, chairs, windows, doorways, and stairs.

Form

Form refers to shapes in general. A form is an outline of 3-D objects in the space. It can be geometric or natural. Form establishes harmony and balance.

Light

Light is very important as it sets the mood and the ambiance of the living space. It also highlights other elements including shapes, lines, and forms.

Color

Color establishes an aesthetic connection between elements. It adds life and emphasis on space and objects. Each color has hue, value, and intensity. Colors also represent moods.

Texture

The texture is responsible for the depth of a living space. It provides emphasis on the appearance and consistency of a surface. Textures can be visual or actual.

Pattern

Patterns are a repetition of elements. It tells a story and combines elements to create transition or harmony in the living space.

Balance

Balance creates the feeling of equilibrium in the space. There are three different kinds of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial.

Rhythm

Like music, design needs rhythm. This involves patterns to create visual interest. Its purpose is to create a sense of movement inside your home.

Harmony

Harmony is a result of all elements working together to create a unified statement. For example, you can create harmony by using one color theme in your house.

Proportion

Proportion refers to the ratio between the sizes of one object to another. There should be proportion to create balance and harmony.

Emphasis

Some elements just need emphasis. You can make a portion in your house the center of attraction or the focal point.

Can you check if these elements are present in your current interior design?

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8 Perfect Home Designs Of 2017

Home is where we belong. It is a place of comfort where we can feel that we are safe and relaxed. It is also a place for convenience as it provides everything we need from food, bed to TV and the Internet. Indeed, there is no place like home.

Our homes represent our identity. A messy house reflects our personality. A well-decorated home symbolizes a positive and joyful homeowner. Thus, it is important that we find time to decorate our homes.

Here are 8 perfect home design ideas for 2017:

Dominance of Green

Pantone declared “Greenery” as the Color of the Year 2017. Decorating your home with green furniture or painting your walls green means bringing the nature inside the house. Apart from nature, green represents refreshment and revitalization.

Pattern Combination

Mixing patterns is a traditional design idea that still manages to keep up in this digital era. Fashion designers are utilizing mixed patterns in their creations. It will also work in your house! Grab some blanket with mixed patterns and place it in your bed, complemented with pillows of various patterns, too.

 

Vanity

Fill your house with mirrors – mirrors here, mirrors there and mirror everywhere. Mirrors create an illusion that your house is large, thus making it look more spacious. Mirrors are also perfect for the “selfie” generation.

Artisanal

DIY crafts had become popular before. But now, the artisanal products are back. Instead of recycled materials formed into a home décor, artisanal decorations are more sophisticated and minimal. This includes amazing woodwork, porcelain vases, and glass figures.

Butterflies

Butterflies symbolize optimistic and happy outlook on life. Butterflies are unique on walls. Apart from children’s rooms, they are also perfect in bathrooms and outdoor kitchens.

Hanging Lights

Table lamps are out. Hanging lights are in. Consider hanging pendant lights in your home office or bedroom to create a whimsical style. Hanging lights are also perfect for small spaces.

Marble Surfaces

Marble surfaces is a timeless home design preference. It is a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Choose marble surfaces that are in shades of white and gray.

Foldable and Convertible

Less is a trend now. The more space, the better. Purchase tucked-away appliances and foldable furniture to create more space in your house. A better choice would be a bed that can be converted to room table or cabinet.

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