Best colors for Living Room Feng Shui
Feng Shui followers think a home with good Fengshui can bring good luck for people living in it while bad Feng Shui may cause bad effects. Then what does a home with good Feng Shui look like? In general, it should be airy, sunny and located on a relatively flat land. Avoid those in front of government buildings (especially police stations or military camps) or behind temples. Now, let us discuss the Fengshui of a home part by part based on its components.
Do not set it right below a beam. Also, it is no good to see kitchen, bathroom or mirror once you open the front door. It is good to see red decorations, green plants, and classy paintings or calligraphies when opening it. Avoid arch-shaped front doors, which resemble tombstones.
An entryway should be medium in size, bright, clean and tidy. The ceiling should be high and do not use mirror, glass or dark color for ceiling. The light should be square or round, but not triangle. The wall should be flat, neither too dark nor too bright (bright in the upper part and dark in the lower part is OK). The floor is better if flat but not slippery; its color should be dark, or bright on center and dark on sides. Do not decorate it with sharp patterns.
Avoid sharp corners, beams, and pillars in a living room. A sharp corner can be filled with a cabinet, a tall and luxuriant plant or fish bowl. Any beam should be covered. A side pillar can be covered with a book shelf or cabinet; a single pillar can be decorated with paintings or lights.
Do not use a one and a half sofa set, or a round set plus a square set; put it against the wall that is not facing the front door. Avoid a diamond-shaped tea table; it should be lower than the sitter’s knee. The sofa and cabinets should be scattered high and low, neither all high nor all low. Hang a landscape painting or set a semicircle or elliptical furnishing over the low cabinet. It is auspicious to lay a carpet in front of the sofa.
Timber stairs are better than those of stone or metal, and should be located against the wall rather than in the center of the room. The space below the stairs is not suitable for dining room, kitchen or bedroom; cabinets or plants are OK.
A bedroom should be bright, airy and free from noise. The door should not face the bathroom or kitchen door. It is good to paint bedroom walls with soft colors; do not decorate them with glass, metal or marble; avoid knife, sword, memorial tablet and items reflecting lights; Buddha paintings and portraits are also not recommended for a bedroom. Ideally the bed should be a little higher than knee level and located in a south-north direction. It is better for the head of a kid’s bed to point to east or southeast. Avoid having a beam, air-conditioner, pendent lamp, etc over the head of the bed. The lighting in the room should not be too bright.
The door of a study room should not face a kitchen or bathroom. The furniture should be dark colored and dignified. Avoid a beam over writing desk; the desk is better to face a window without flagpole, wire pole, or chimney outside; also, the desk should not face or lean against the wall of the bathroom; it’s good to put some water-cultivated plants on the desk, like a lucky bamboo.
A kitchen should not face south, where food may deteriorate rapidly. Do not share a door with the washroom. Its floor should not be higher than that of other rooms at home. The stove should not face the bath room door, balcony, passage, sink or refrigerator. There should be a solid wall behind the stove and avoid having a window between the stove and kitchen ventilator. It is also no good to have a beam over the cooking bench. If there is spare space, it is good to put some plants in the kitchen.
It should be clean and elegant: simple and light colored walls, tasteful light, photos of food or flowers… Avoid a triangle or diamond dining table; round or square ones are OK. Also, try not to use marble or glass tables. Set the table in a place not facing the front door, toilet, or passage.
A bath room should be dry and airy. Use marble or granite ground tiles. Decorate it with white, black or blue colors. Avoid bath curtain that may cause static electricity.
As an important component of a home, the Feng shui of windows cannot be neglected. Avoid triangle windows or those with sharp corners. The good shaped ones are round, square, and vaulted. The round and vaulted ones are suitable for a bedroom, living room and entryway; square ones are good for the dining room and study room. If the window is facing a hospital, sharp corner or dirty stuff and the distance is quite short, cover the window with wooden blinds and do not open it frequently. If there are too many windows or the windows are too big, cover them with blinds or curtains.