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You may have heard the term FENG SHUI before, and you might already know that it has to do with your home décor. Actually, it’s an ancient Chinese philosophy that dates back to 4,000 B.C. Feng Shui translates to wind & water, which according to the philosophy of FENG SHUI are the two elements that create flow and harmony in a space. Feng Shui teaches us that positions of objects in a room matter greatly to the flow of energy, and the positions of objects and furnishing in your space determines whether there is a balanced harmony in your space or not!
This ancient practice has many benefits that you can take advantage of. For starters, it can create a better flow throughout your home and make your space look more cleaner and inviting. One of the rules of FENG SHUI is to clear the clutter, it’s also said to promote better positive energy throughout the home and can be adjusted based on your preferences and needs.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits for those contemplating a limited budget project Is that it doesn’t cost much; you’ll be rearranging items you already own for the biggest benefits and incorporating natural elements when needed. So, if you’re feeling a little out of sorts FENG SHUI can help to create the positive energy and look you need to feel comfortable in your home.
When it comes to incorporating this age-old concept in architecture, Green architecture excellently supports Feng Shui whether you’re building a new house, renovating an old one, or decorating your current dwelling. Picking proper materials and colors, as well as the placement of furniture (both inside and outdoors), helps to eliminate toxic substances, conserve energy, and improve the environment, all of which contribute to a better quality of life.
The house must be designed in such a manner that it receives adequate sunlight, otherwise, the positive energies will begin to fade over time. Thus, the ideal home should face the sun, be guarded by a mountain, and have a sufficient amount of space in front of it. According to FENG SHUI, a square or rectangular layout is to be preferred. These two geometries provide a perfect possibility for optimal function and harmony in the interior spaces. The arrangement of these geometries also allows for energy-efficient planning and the use of practical building materials.
FENG SHUI endorses the use of materials that are natural and smooth-like WOOD, STONE, and GLAZED or POLISHED PORCELAIN TILES WITH SMOOTH SURFACES that allow the smooth transmission of energy throughout the house. Using natural fibers such as cotton, linen and wool is highly advisable over artificial or synthetic materials that are not consistent with the five elements: wood, earth, fire, water, metal, and also ceramic.
In terms of energy, the floor is the foundation of your home. Therefore, it is important to choose the right color, pattern, and material for a smooth flow of energy. It is best if you consider seamless flooring with a common material throughout the design to ensure smooth guidance of energy from room to room.
Also, using non-porous material is advised as porous material is more susceptible to attracting dirt and toxic substances. Observing this, it is recommended you use LAVISH PORCELAIN TILE COLLECTION as FLOOR and WALL COVERING in every area of your house. Our unique crafting technique ensures the incorporation of all the vital elements of nature and a smooth surface that enables a smooth flow of balanced energies.
Because your flooring is the basis of your home, it’s preferable to use earthy and natural hues. LAVISH’S WOOD-LOOK PORCELAIN TILE, STONE-LOOK PORCELAIN TILE, MARBLE-LOOK PORCELAIN TILE, and TERRAZZO LOOK PORCELAIN TILES are ideal for feng shui since they blend well with the rest of your home’s color scheme. Natural-colored stone, tile, laminate, cork, and carpeting are all suitable feng shui foundations for your flooring.
Each color, according to this philosophy, is associated with one of the five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. According to the FENG SHUI blueprint of your space, each of these elements governs distinct regions of your space. The outcome is effective when your color choice is centered on strengthening and nurturing these five elements within the area of your decoration.
White and silver are associated with metal, and green is connected with wood, spring, and growth. The color blue is associated with water. It promotes peace and relaxation in lighter and pastel tones. Yellow, the sun’s color, is related to the earth and represents stability and longevity. Its softer and warmer tones are best suited to the house’s major sections, such as the kitchen and living room. The color red is associated with fire and is said to bring good fortune. It’s also the color that best enhances Chi, since it indicates, vitality, instinct, and desire.
In feng shui, the main entrance is critical because it is via this opening that the home receives its Chi or FENG SHUI energy. The people who live in a house with excellent energy circulating throughout enjoy higher levels of well-being.
The living room is a gathering place for you, your family, and your friends. As a result, it’s critical that this place has good FENG SHUI and is friendly to those who visit.
Ensure that your furnishings aren’t just crammed up without giving any proper thoughts. It is vital to have a substantial amount of free space between all the furniture items for a smoother flow of energy. If the room is smaller, it is advisable to not use too many furniture objects.
Placing plants, reflective materials and lighting lamps in darker areas will promote a smoother flow of Chi.
Normally, it is better to place the sofa against a wall far from the entrance. Placing a plant next to the sofa will enhance chi in that particular place.
According to this philosophy, every living room has a wealth spot at the upper left corner. If a room has two entrances, the wealth corner is at the one nearest to the home’s doorway.
If the kitchen and living area share the same open space, it is advisable to separate the kitchen with a partially open wall or partition. In this manner, you not only keep visual contact with the living room, but you also give the entire setting a brighter, more radiant feel.
A kitchen in the center of the house represents a fire destroying the heart of the house, which might bring ill luck and energy into your home. The kitchen in the back of the house, in the south or southwest corner, as well as the north or northeast, is a favorable feng shui arrangement.
To maintain a positive energy flow throughout the kitchen, FENG SHUI stresses cleanliness and decluttering. A cluttered kitchen emits bad energy, which can negatively affect the health of family members. Prepare your kitchen for FENG SHUI by cleaning all of the equipment, clearing the counters, and ensuring that everything has a place to go. To keep things out of the way, use concealed storage solutions like drawer organizers, cabinet door hooks, and pantry storage boxes.
According to feng shui, the bedroom is the most essential room in the house. It’s the space where you spend the most time and where you feel the most at ease. Aside from that, you spend a lot of time resting in this room. As a result, you’re in a more passive condition when sleeping, and you’re more susceptible to all of the energy in the room.
Beds should never be placed underneath or adjacent to large windows. It’s also crucial not to obstruct Chi flow by stuffing items under the bed.
Soft lighting and pastel tones on the bedroom walls provide a calm and intimate ambiance, allowing you to get the most out of Chi circulation. On the other side, harsh overhead lighting might throw the room’s equilibrium off.
The water element, which is associated with prosperity, knowledge, and social networks, is one of the five elements. This is why, when it comes to FENG SHUI, the bathroom is an important consideration.
According to FENG SHUI, the bathroom should never be located in the center of the house. And, its door should not face or open directly towards the kitchen, bedroom, or living room. However, it is not always possible to have everything per the philosophy; in such cases keep the door closed to prevent the loss of CHI.
Your homes’ FENG SHUI is influenced by both external and internal influences. FENG SHUI gurus agree that if a house’s FENG SHUI is intensely bad on the exterior, changing it on the inside is pointless.
An excellent FENG SHUI garden will assist your house draw healthy, high-quality energy while also delighting all of your senses. They can also assist in the strengthening and protection of a place. Flowers of all sizes and colors, as well as trees, hedges, and shrubs, help in providing color and structure to a garden while also creating a harmonic and soothing balance.
Overlooked plants, thick grass, and withered leaves, on the other hand, might disrupt the flow of positive energy. As a result, your flora should always be well-maintained.
As stated earlier, LAVISH PORCELAIN TILES are best to decorate your space in accordance with the age-old art of FENG SHUI.
These tiles are ideal for creating a cohesive look or contrast in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and even outdoor spaces. Especially, our WOOD-LOOK PORCELAIN TILE, which captures the beauty of nature with the durability of PORCELAIN TILES. Its warm look, earthy tones, and realistic veining seem as if marred by the passage of time, perfect for giving your space a stunning natural look.