Posted On December 20, 2017

Fengshui Essentials For Your Home

Fengshui Essentials For Your Home

 

Fengshui is a Chinese art and pulls the meaning “wind-water”. It helps in the flow of positive energy in ones surroundings. Fengshui uses colors and the five elements of nature in order to create this positive energy.

 

It is believed that fengshui attracts wealth, success, better quality of life, brings more harmony into people’s lives and improves health. Many business tycoons agree that fengshui played an important role in their success story. Here are some suggestions which will help you to gain these benefits.

 

Open Space to Allow Good Chi

 

Open Space to Allow Good Chi

 

Usually, when you observe houses of wealthy people, you notice more open space. There is a reason why these people maintain their houses spaciously. This space is meant for accumulation of wealth energy. Yes, when there is more breathing room in a place, it attracts wealth.

 

Wealthy people have big houses so they can have space that they want but what about small places? If you are willing to clear up the clutter, you can actually have open space. Stop searching for reasons and start exploring the free space in your house.

 

Good Energy Flow to the Front Door

 

Good Energy Flow to the Front Door

 

Front door plays an important role in feng shui. A house must have smooth, strong pathway to allow fengshui into it. Take care of the trees or any other reasons that is blocking the energy of fengshui from entering into your house. Remove dustbins, old pots or shoes that are left near the front door.

 

Maybe your front door needs color and hardware change. As front door plays an important part to welcome fengshui,  it is important to take good care of it. The first thing that must attract fengshui when it enters into a home is kitchen or bedroom. These things will create a positive energy in and around your house.

 

Clutter-free Living Room

 

Keep Living Room clutter-free and neat

 

Living Room is the heart of the house and it is important to keep it clutter-free and neat. Clutter is stuck energy. So keep your house clean and beautiful. Clean the mess right away and organize your house. If the house isn’t organized properly, then it starts getting messy again. Fengshui needs a house to be well maintained.

 

Use Fengshui Wealth Colors

 

Use Fengshui Wealth Colors

 

Colors are an integral part of fengshui. The wealth color of fengshui is gold and its important to use the fixtures, frames, furniture, anything that you own, in golden color.

 

Don’t just prefer something just because it is in gold color, get connected with it emotionally. Because it is important to be connected with anything emotionally than just keeping it for sake of something. Love the products you own rather than fearing for bad fengshui.

 

The second fengshui hue is purple. You can bring purple color into your home with any décor items but only if you love them. If the items you own have strong connection with you, then ultimately it will work as a fengshui wealth cure.

 

Beautiful Kitchen-a Sure way to Attract Good Fortune

 

Beautiful Kitchen-a Sure way to Attract Good Fortune

 

Abundance is represented by the kitchen in fengshui. Kitchen must be kept clutter free and counter tops must be kept clean if you want to attract good fortune into your life. Never ever leave dirty dishes in your sink as it may drain the positive energy and bring negative energy. If possible, plant a herb in your kitchen and notice the difference.

 

Sacred Space for Fengshui

 

Sacred Space in Living Room for Fengshui

 

You have to create a sacred space/altar for fengshui. That place will be considered as space for energy. This place can be created anywhere except bathroom, laundry or garage. Decorate the place with plants, crystals and good fengshui items of wealth.

 

Wood Elements and Plants

 

Wood Elements and Plants

 

Nature plays a very important role in fengshui and it is attracted when nature is replicated in your house. It is not compulsory for you to place money plant or the lucky bamboo plant. Any plant placed in beautiful pots welcome the fengshui energy.

 

Flow of Water

 

Flow of Water

 

Water and energy association always represent health not only now but from ancient period of time. Fountains are popular in fengshui culture. Keep one or more fountains in your best fengshui area, inside or outside the house. The flow of water is treated as health cure.

 

Hang Wind Chimes Outside the Door

 

Hang Wind Chimes Outside the Door

 

Hanging wind chimes outside your front door will attract the positive energy by singing for it.

 

Make your Address Visible

 

Make your Address Visible

 

Make you door number visible by painting the faded address or by fixing the address plate. It is important for your address to be visible when fengshui’s positive energy is searching for you, as it will know where to find you.

 

Understand the basics of 5 fengshui elements and know how to use them

 

five elements of fengshui

 

 

Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water are the five elements of fengshui. While each elements has its own significance, it is important to take care of usage of these elements. There are some standard rules on placing these elements and everyone must follow them. Understand the properties of these elements and act according to it.

 

Significance of Five Elements

 

The significance of the five elements of fengshui is

 

  • Fire-Fame & Reputation.
  • Earth-Love, Marriage, Spiritual Growth, Self Cultivitation.
  • Metal-Creativity, Children, Blessings, Helpful people
  • Water- Career, Path of life.
  • Wood-Health, Money, Abundance, Family.

 

Placing of Five Elements

 

The five elements of fengshui must be placed in different corners according to Bagua, the energy map.

 

  • Fire-South
  • Earth-Southwest and Northeast
  • Metal-Northwest and West
  • Water-North
  • Wood-East and Southeast

 

It is important to follow these tips in placing the fengshui elements. Any difference in arranging these elements may cause destruction cycle.

 

Fengshui is the theory in which most people believe in. This Chinese art will bring positive energy, wealth, health and everything you need in your life. Follow these suggestions and let the course of better life follow.

 

 

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Genius Tricks No Interior Designer Will Tell You About!

Genius Tricks No Interior Designer Will Tell You About!

 

In this digital era of globalization, people are constantly evolving each day in every phase of life. People’s choices have changed over the years and now nobody wants to stay basic. We all dress up good, have access to high-end clothing and make-up brands and are constantly on the run to look good.

 

Same is the case with our homes. For those of us building new homes, we want the best of everything and make the house look appealing. The ones who haven’t shifted out of their old homes have managed to give it a complete makeover.

 

All in all, the aim is to have a good-looking house. And that is the reason why we spend a fortune while hiring interior designers. They know the house better than us and give it a twist of style with their creativity.

 

Left out are the ones who do not want to hire a designer and yet want their homes to look good. If you are one of them, then this article is right for you. Here are some genius secrets that interior designers will never tell you!

 

Choose a color palette

 

 

 

The first thing that an interior designer does while changing the look of the house is coming up with a colour palette for the entire house. That is exactly what you should be doing too. Take a look at your house and imagine how you want it to be. Whether you want it to be bright and vibrant, or want to keep subtle colours with pastel shades, is completely upto you. Once you know what colours you want, your battle is half won.

 

Look up and look down

 

If you want to give the feel of a taller ceiling, go for low furniture and taller mirrors. Build a strong vertical outlook to the room and avoid things that are horizontal in nature. This will add height to your rooms and give it the desired posh look.

 

Be unique with your showpiece

 

In case you want to place some really unique showpiece somewhere in your house, make sure that is the point of focus in the entire room and keep the rest of the decoratives minimal.

 

Mirrors, mirrors on the wall

 

Statement mirrors change the entire outlook of a room and a lot of your budget is spent on buying mirrors when you hire an interior designer. Find paneled mirrors, tall mirrors and create an illusion of a bigger room. That really makes a difference!

 

No to Sofa

 

While you have been made to believe that a sofa is an absolute must to make your living room look cozy, it is time to burst that bubble. A lot of new age interior designers ditch the age old sofa sets and instead opt for intimate chairs or a love seat. Not only does it look better and more personal, it also frees up a lot of space in your living room. You can also re-arrange the chairs everytime you wish to add some twist in the look of the living room.

 

Mix it – Color it

 

If you are someone who doesn’t want to settle for the colours that are available in the market, you can go for mixing two colours and creating your unique shade, as most interior designers do. Pick a very light shade of a particular colour and the other should be a very dark shade of the same shade. Mix the two and see magic happening!

 

Fun with furniture

 

If you have a smaller room, invest in furniture that have a bigger space to fit YOU. If you are putting chairs and sofas in a small living room, make sure that the sitting area of the chair is more in focus than the armrests and backrests.

 

Hang on the wall

 

If you have a beautiful wall hanging that you want to hang on the wall, make sure you hang it low enough, right above the chairs or love seats. If you hang it up too high, the focus of the room will be the blank space in the wall between the decorative and the sofa. Trust us, you don’t really want that!

 

Scramble your books

 

A great trick interior designers use is the way they rearrange bookshelves. The best way to rearrange them is to keep a few books vertically next to each other and keep a few others horizontally one on top of another. This creates a perfect illusion of messy and neat at the same time.

 

Luxury with cushions

 

In order to make your living room look more luxurious, cushions really help you go long a way. Throw in two pairs of cushions, each pair of a different size and with covers of contrasting colours. You’ll see how far that goes in giving a brand new look to your living area.

 

Be Different with your dining

 

You can get really creative with you dining set. Instead of the regular dining table and chairs, break the monotony by doing something really quirky. Replace the chairs with a long, comfortable bench on one side and chairs on the other sides. Or you can pick up two really quirky chairs and place them on the alternate sides and arrange the rest of the chairs with the set as you want. Get as creative as you can.

 

Few throw away tips

 

•       For people who love history and everything vintage, you can really break the monotony of the vintage feel of a room by throwing in some bright colours. So bring together the history and the present to change the feel of a room.

 

•       While designing the kitchen, try to cover up most of the part with kitchen tiles instead of exposing the bare walls. Even if there are stains, they are easily washable off the tiles. You can thank us later for this tip.

 

These genius hacks are all secrets rolled up the sleeves of top interior designers that they won’t tell you. But now that you know them, go on and design the house of your dreams just the way you want.

 

 

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Step By Step Guide How To Make Your Bed Look Elegant

Step By Step Guide How To Make Your Bed Look Elegant

 

Home is the place we come back to at the end of a hectic day, looking for positive energy, and wake up to every morning, ready to take on the world. The bedroom is the place of comfort for all of us. The most important feature that makes or destroys a bedroom is the bed itself. It is a place we cannot wait to get back to when we get home. And how many hours do we spend looking at beautiful magazines and how the bedrooms look straight out of royal houses on those pages? Don’t we all want such beds in our bedrooms?

 

Needless to say, the bed always has to be the point of focus while we are creating our homes out of bricked houses. And who doesn’t want their beds to be fancy like the ones designed by interior decorators? But obviously, it is possibly not feasible to have our homes designed like the ones we see in magazines.

 

Also, we cannot afford a designer all the time. So this article is a boon to all of us who want our beds to be made fancy like we see in high-end hotels. Here’s how you can make your own bed like an interior designer.

 

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Headboard

 

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Headboard

 

The first step of making your bed fancy is to get a bed with a high headrest or headboard. Not only does a headboard offer an aesthetic look to the entire room, it also is the perfect safety net for you to lean on after a hectic day at work.

 

The headboard changes the entire look of the room and that is the first step of making a great bed, like the ones you find in hotels. But getting a headboard might hurt your pocket a little because good things always come at a price.

 

In such cases, you can trust the internet for cool DIY headboards. And needless to say, they save a lot of costs and look amazing as well. All you need to do is have a little patience.

 

A Good Mattress is the key to a Better-looking Bed

 

A Good Mattress

 

 

A mattress is a key element while making your bed. And while you are looking for ways to make your bed look grand, the mattress comes as the game changer. Whether you want one fluffy mattress or want to stack up several mattresses; it is your call.

 

In either case, the motive is to make your bed fluffy and soft and make it look lush at the same time. You can also get your mattress padded to add to the comfort factor. The best part is that the pads won’t show but once you are on the bed, you will feel all the difference. If you want a bed that will engulf you in its comfort once you are on it, choose your mattresses wisely.

 

A Clean, White Base is all you Need to Get Started

 

Clean Bedsheet

 

 

The first step of making your bed after you have stacked it with mattress properly is to cover it with a clean bedsheet. Most interior designers opt for white sheets as white gives the perfect backdrop for vibrant colors that you might want to put in.

 

Tuck in the sheet properly at the ends so that there are no creases. A clean bed without creases and folds is like half the battle won.

 

Layers are the Secret to your Fancy Bed

 

start layering up the bed

 

Once you are done with tucking the sheet in, start layering up the bed. The more layers you throw in, the grander it looks. Get nice comforters or blankets that are in tune with the color of the bedroom. Tuck in the comforters under the mattress tightly just like the bed sheet.

 

Top it up with a duvet or a bedcover, as you want to set the mood of the room. When you top it up with something, do not cover up the entire bed. Keep a little space towards the top of the bed and tuck in the rest of the ‘topper’. This is how it is done in pictures and magazines that you are blindly into.

 

Throw in the Pillows to Pop up Some Colour

 

The pillow game is the most interesting part of making your bed

 

The pillow game is the most interesting part of making your bed. Select pillows of different sizes, from oversized ones to the tiny cushions and place them strategically on your bed. Pick up the covers in fun colors patterns, and prints or you can even make your own covers, the way you like it- quirky or classy.

 

Get some faux furry or some soft velvet covers for the pillows. It will add to the lush factor of the entire bed. It will look great if you can get pillows of different shapes. Ditch the regular rectangular pillows, opt for square and round ones and see the difference yourself. Up your pillow game and the entire outlook of the bed will change.

 

Wrap it up with a Colour Co-ordinated throw Blanket

 

Throws give that comfortable appeal to your bed

 

Throws are the best way to top up the bed and give the bed the style you are looking for. Throws give that comfortable appeal to your bed and increase its charm tenfold. More importantly, they look like another layer on your bed, which is why the comfort factor increases. They are actually comfortable too to snuggle up and sleep.

 

Making things look fancy always does not mean you have to spend a fortune on them. These genius hacks and a little creativity are all you need to have that near-perfect bedroom you dreamt of. With these hacks, your bed will be the topic of envy among your friends. And as for you, can you really wait to get back home and sleep on this bed? We are sure you want to dive into your bed when you reach home after a heavy day.