Feng Shui Steps to Decorating Your Home

  • 01 of 07

    Use Feng Shui in Your Home Decorating

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    Feng shui can be used in decorating your house with the goal of creating a loving, supportive, fun and happy home. Decorating tips used in feng shui are slightly different than the traditional decorating, but once you start using feng shui, a harmoniously decorated home is yours to enjoy!

    Feng shui decorating is basically a way to decorate your home so as to create a vibrant feeling of joy and harmony. Feng shui decorating does not necessarily mean creating a Zen-type home; what feng shui...MORE decorating means is that you create an environment that has the best energy to support the specific activity, or activities, intended for that space.

    home office needs an active, vibrant energy of success, while a bedroom will need a soft, sensual energy. You can achieve the desired energies by following basic feng shui principles in your decorating efforts. 

    Your first step in decorating your home with feng shui starts before the actual decorating process. The absolutely necessary feng shui requirement is to clear the old energy residues and create a strong and clear energy foundation. What does that mean on a practical level?

    It means you have to clear your clutter. Decorating a cluttered home makes no sense, from the feng shui point of view. Kind of like applying expensive make-up to an unwashed face. Why would you do that? Only after you have cleared the old energy can you move on to a successful feng shui decorating process. But wait, there's one more step before you immerse yourself in playing with colors, textures and an endless variety of feng shui cures!

    Let's explore the best feng shui decorating steps.

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  • 02 of 07

    Good Quality Air and Light

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    These two elements are essential for good Chi, or good feng shui energy, in your home, thus essential for good feng shui decorating. So, if you have done all the preliminary work - your house is clutter-free (or almost clutter-free), you have good quality air and good quality light, you are now ready to start decorating with feng shui!

    Read: Top 10 Air Purifying Plants

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  • 03 of 07

    Define the Energy Map of Your Home

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    Feng shui bagua (also known as Pakua or Ba-Gua) is the feng shui energy map of any space. To create good energy in your home or office, define the feng shui bagua of your space and balance its feng shui energies accordingly. Photo: (c) How To Define Your Bagua Video (youtube.com/rodikatchi)

    The bagua or energy map of your home will serve as a blueprint, or a clear map as to what colors are used in specific rooms, what images are best in your home, how to position the furniture for best energy flow, etc. Knowing the bagua is crucial to successful feng shui decorating, so be sure not to ignore this step.

    Read: How To Define Your Bagua

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  • 04 of 07

    Use Color for Good Feng Shui

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    Color is a very powerful way to shift the energy in your home and bring the desired results much quicker. As such, knowing how to use color skillfully is very important for good feng shui decorating. Is blue good feng shui for your bedroom? Is red OK in the main entry? Find out.

    Read: How To Choose Best Feng Shui Colors For Your Home

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  • 05 of 07

    Define the Feng Shui Products You Need

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    You might have many of them already, or you might need a beautiful fountain and some great feng shui art, plus maybe a Buddha image in your home office to go with your decor scheme.

    While good feng shui decorating does not mean a Zen-looking space (or a Chinese-looking establishment), it does mean you decorate with clear intent and use specific items as feng shui cures.

    Read: Top 8 Feng Shui Cures

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    Use Modern Decor as Feng Shui Cures

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    So, you bought your fountain and you bought your crystals, now where and how do you position them for best feng shui in your home? Of course, the first step is to consult the bagua of your home (which you have done in step # 2 above). The next step in good feng shui decorating is to place your cures according to your best, or lucky, directions.

    Read: How To Position Your Feng Shui Cures

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    Summary of Feng Shui Decorating

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    When decorating your home with feng shui, it is important to focus on the big picture (your whole house or apartment), as well as "zoom in" to each specific area of your home in order to create best feng shui energy in all your rooms.

    Below are more feng shui tips to help you out in your good feng shui decorating journey:

    Bedroom DecoratingHow To Create A Good Feng Shui Bedroom. Good feng shui in your home cannot exist without good feng shui in your bedroom. As simple as that. 

    Bathroom...MORE Feng ShuiGood Feng Shui Bathroom Tips. Yes, bathrooms are considered challenging in feng shui. This does not mean, though, that you cannot have a beautiful bathroom with great feng shui.

    Good Feng Shui in the KitchenFeng Shui for Kitchen. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and is directly connected to the flow of abundance in your life.

    Home Office TipsFeng Shui for Home Office. If you work from home, a good feng shui energy in your home office is a must.

    Nursery Feng ShuiFeng Shui for Baby's Room. Take care of the health of your little one with basic feng shui nursery tips.

    Continue Reading: 12 Feng Shui Color Tips for A Beautiful Home