For the decor of our home if we want to take a balanced and harmonious style we must not do is adopt the Oriental style of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui (pronounced Feng Shuei) is an geomantic ancient art China’s Taoist, architectures auxiliary, which also takes into account aspects of the psyche and astrology. Feng Shui literally means “wind” and “water” and according to Chinese culture equals health, peace, happiness and prosperity.
The term geomazia you indicate all those practices that lead back to the tradition of Feng Shui, is to find a suitable place to build a tomb, both for urban planning, architecture, interior design.
According to the architect Wackernell “[…] The feng shui is oriented mainly to thoroughly analyze also the surrounding environment of a building, as well as the nature, desires, attitudes of its users. The ultimate goal is that the structure designed to give positive energy and vitality to the people who inhabit it: optimize environments to change the quality of life. “
A house in Feng Shui style is immediately recognizable. The rooms are furnished in order not to impede the transition to energy and people, with little furniture and no sharp corners and too many knick-knacks. Delete, and then, the superfluous.
To furnish it takes into account the energy fields and magnetic and furniture are placed in order to make the house as welcoming as possible and ready for our relaxation and guests.
Here are other important rules to follow to furnish alone our house style Feng Shui: always decorate with objects of regular shapes such as rectangles and squares, the windows should never be in front of the doors, the front door you should look out on a straight road but should give on roads interrupted by elements such as hedges, walls and trees, and the ideal would be that you have curves that, moreover, in the Eastern tradition bring good luck. Home really matter the front door: to pass the energy must not be obstructed by columns, mirrors, walls angled or bathrooms. Its color depends on the location: south red, blue north, green east and white west.
Much attention should be made on the colors. In fact, every room should be painted with a specific tone. Warm colors such as red and orange are suitable for the living room while cool, combining sleep, such as green and blue are the colors used for the bedroom. Yellow stimulates the appetite is used for cooking.
There are many rules to follow on how to place the furniture, for example, the bed should not be placed in front of the door and in the bedroom there should be visible mirrors that obstruct the flow of positive energy. In the living room instead of the sofa should be put on the wall opposite the entrance door to give a sense of welcome.
The house can be divided with sliding doors, the Japanese have made shoji paper, making it possible to pass a lot of light in every room in the house. On the floor is pleasing to the use of mats that can be used to sit and to insulate the floor. Even here it is necessary to keep the room as neat as possible so as not to obstruct the passages of energy.
The materials used are natural ones such as cherry wood, rattan, bamboo or banana. Lighting, soft and warm, the chandeliers or lamps low will be covered with paper, or you can use candles. Even the smell of the environment should not be underestimated, in fact speakers of perfumes and incense natural play an essential role. If you have a garden where you have access to only you, then it is appropriate to create a Zen garden where you can meditate and relax. In the dining room placed a kotatsu, a low table by the large shelf, complete with a futon or a heavy blanket to sit on.
With a few tricks and impossible without spending can make the home, which is where we spend the most time of the day, a more welcoming place to rediscover the pleasure of living in harmony and balance.
Photo: Casa Feng Shui