Feng Shui Home Decorating Tips to Help You

To start with, here are some key concepts for you to keep in mind when following Feng Shui

In literal translation, Feng Shui means ‘wind’ and ‘water’, and seeks to influence the flow and quality of ‘Chi’ or ‘Qi’ (energy) in our environments. Chi is vital energy or life force that’s everywhere – good Feng Shui practice keeps the Chi flowing but contained and not too aggressive.

It works with ‘Yin’ & ‘Yang’ energy (opposite ends of the spectrum) – o ‘Yang’ – active, bright, hot, full of life, summer. o ‘Yin’ – quiet, dark, cool, blocks energy, winter.

The aim is to keep ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ energy in balance and harmony for most positive outcomes – for example, you can balance either ‘yin’ or ‘yang’ with elements of each other to balance energy flow. In summer, you can introduce a water element into a ‘yang’ environment, and in winter, you can introduce a fire element to bring warmth and light to a ‘yin’ environment.

Feng Shui also works with the elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and their influence on balancing your environment.

1. Basic Principles for harmonious home decorating

Incorporate design and decorating features that help to quiet the atmosphere of a room. For example, lots of floor to ceiling windows can result in a room feeling disturbed and unsettled. You can balance this by using heavier blinds or drapes on windows to achieve focus, and by using heavier furniture to stabilize and settle the room. This also has a calming effect on the people who use the space.

Try to decorate with natural materials, like bamboo sheets as they have a positive effect on your body.

Balance hard straight lines and cutting edges with soft, flowing shapes and curves. This is particularly important in rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom where slippery surfaces, cutting blades, fire and water can be sources of conflict.

  • Correct missing corners – When corners are missing from the ideal balanced square shaped home – the area that corner represents will experience difficulties in corresponding areas of your life – wealth (south-east), relationships (south-west), health (west). You can remedy this by filling in corners by either:
    • Using a wall mirror to create the illusion of extending the wall o Installing a bright light or lantern o Defining the corner area with verandah details and arches o Building an extension
  • Soften the effect of sharp protruding corners (these create and release harmful energy from their knife-like edges) – of either wall edges or square pillars/columns (round columns are much better). Place plants to soften, dissolve or deflect the harmful energy.
  • Overhead beams have equally harmful energy and weigh down on a room and the people occupying the space – you can soften this by hanging a 5-rod wind-chime.
  • Living rooms should have at least one solid wall without windows, ideally facing the door into the room, allowing the ‘chi’ to flow into and around the room and not escape through windows directly opposite the door.
  • Fireplaces – their best location in your living room is on a south wall, but also good on east, south-east, south-west and north-east walls. Not good on a north-west wall (consider closing it up). The north-west corner of any room or house signifies heaven – not a good location for a fireplace or stove.
  • Front Door – When your main/front door opens onto a large hall or living room (not a cramped area), or looks out onto a wide open space, it allows beneficial ‘chi’ to accumulate.

Feng Shui Classes and Events

Here’s a Proposal describing my Feng Shui services:

Working with your personal and professional needs, along with design preferences, the consultation will highlight and resolve problem areas of the home and/or business, providing effective solutions for reaching your goals. We provide the following services:

  • Analysis of your space and possible effects on its occupants.
  • Remedies for unsupported energies and for enhancing supportive energies.
  • Remedies for structural imbalances.
  • Symbolic remedies to enhance specific areas of your life, as they relate to specific corners.

During the on-site consultation the environment, both inside and outside, is evaluated and certain recommendations are made at that time regarding adjustments and remedies. Prior to the on-site consultation appointment complex preparations are necessary off site, based on all pertinent information that you have provided, which will facilitate the Feng Shui analysis.

Following the Feng Shui consultation, I will be available to answer questions you may have. A follow-up call will be made within a few days to check your progress.

On-site Residential and Business Feng Shui Consultation

Provide the following information prior to the consultation:

  1. Client’s name, address, telephone number, email address–(optional).
  2. Birth information–birth date, birthplace, birth time-if possible. This birth information is needed to conduct your consultation.
  3. Also list the name(s), gender(s) and relationships of any other people sharing the space, include birthdate(s)–including birth time(s)-if possible.
  4. Hand-drawn or rough sketch of home or business floor plan(s). Include all rooms, directional points, doors, windows, furnishings and fixtures.
  5. Briefly describe what you want Feng Shui to help you with in your life. (Example: Wealth, Love, Health, etc.)
  6. List any unusual exterior structure worth mentioning, (e.g. a swimming pool, obstructed views, power lines, mountains and rivers views.)

Next, how to schedule an On-site Feng Shui Consultation.

When you are able to provide this information contact our office. We will provide you our fax number. After we have reviewed your information we will contact you to set up an appointment. With respect to your privacy, all information shared during your consultation is kept in strictest confidence.

If you live or work out of town–off-site consultations are available upon request. My on-site consultation fees are:

Homes & Apartments Start at $250 per hour

Commercial Space Starts at $450 per hour (for larger spaces–20,000 sq.ft. or more, starting at .54 per sq.ft.)

(Based on size of space and amount of work needed.)

For those who can not afford a complete consultation there are two other options:

You’re welcome to take one or more of my classes.

Or, our Site-Visit Program–receive a consultation at a reduced rate in exchange for having your space evaluated by Dr. Janet and her students.

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Interested in having your home or business evaluated? Contact our office today at 212-946-1102. If sending via E-mail: include your name and phone number. Serious inquiries that do not include this information will not be considered.

Off-site Residential and Business Feng Shui Consultation

If you reside outside the New York City area, and would like a Feng Shui consultation of your home or business–this can be arranged.

Contact our office for details today!