7 Tips For A Good Feng Shui House Layout
It’s very important to have a home that provides a lot of energy and is well-located. Incorporate these basic good Feng Shui house layout tips in your design ideas to build a home that will be comfortable and has a good flow of chi energy to all rooms.
1) The Basics
There are some basic Feng Shui house layout rules you need to know when you choose a place to build your new home. If you prefer to not hire a Feng Shui professional to assess your property, you can avoid many common pitfalls by following some simple Feng Shui house layout tips.
- Mountain views are Feng Shui ideal for building a home in, since they allow good chi energy to flow through your home to the front door.
- Feng Shui poison arrows such as street corners, church steeples, and tall buildings can cause negative chi energy and bad Feng Shui to flow towards your home. You should avoid building near any of these areas.
- Do not build near sha chi (negative chi) structures such as cemeteries, hospitals, landfills, and prisons.
- It’s easy to build a home on a cul-de-sac lot that creates an energy pool that is stagnant and is unable to enter easily.
- A home that is built at the end of a busy street is in a difficult position since all the energy will rush toward your home to cause trouble.
You can apply some Feng Shui tips and remedies to improve your home’s energy flow. These include improving the entrance, incorporating landscapes, walls, and the overall home design.
Homes that are well positioned to receive good Chi energy should receive natural light as well. It can be difficult to build a house that is uniquely shaped or has unusually shaped walls or floors. Some people have difficulty finding ways to create difficult floor plans or build a house that has oddly shaped rooms. There are many home layout and interior design plans that offer you ideas that allow beneficial energy enter your home.
2) The Entryway
The entryway of your house is where you’ll start to understand the world of Feng Shui philosophy. Just think about the first time you arrived at your home. Is it easy to find the front door? It should be easy to find your front door when you first walk through the door. Does the doorbell work? Do the doorbells work? Is it clean and well lit? Is the outside of your home inviting? These are important aspects of Feng Shui in your home.
It’s important that there is a direct path from the street to your front door. The front door opens to a large living room that is easily accessible; There is ample space in the living room and entryway. If this is the case, you’ll attract the best people. People will appreciate having a place to gather and share ideas.
Here are some good guidelines to follow when decorating your front entryway. Avoid having a wall or a step that is less than six feet from the front door. There should be more than enough light in this room (in fact, changing your light bulb to a brighter one can help). Avoid homes that have a back door and a side window that is located directly across the front door. If you have a home that looks like this, your life force energy flows right out of the house.
3) The Rooms
You want to place your public rooms, such as the living rooms and other public spaces near the front door and the private spaces, such as your bedrooms and bathrooms near the back door.
It is advantageous to have the living room, the dining room, and the home office near the front door. Family members often spend time in the living room and when people come in, they use the living room to welcome them. It’s more visible to visitors.
Private areas such as bedrooms should be near the back of the home, rather than in the front area. Traditionally, the older members of the family (like our grandparents) lived further back in the house. If you live further back from the others, you have more freedom, power and influence.
4) The Command Position
Bed, desk, and stove are important places in homes according to Feng Shui principles. You need something to sleep soundly, and if you have a desk or a stove, that is how you earn money. You want to have a place in your home where your bed, desk, and stove are in a position that gives you control, the commanding position.
You feel like you are in a commanding position when you can see out the front door and through the screen of the door to the outside world, but are not directly behind it. You may end up standing diagonally or kitty-corner from the door. Good Feng Shui houses place everything that you need in your house – like your bed, your desk and your stove – in a command position.
5) The Center
Generally, what happens in the center of a Feng Shui house layout affects the well-being of everyone in it. The center of a house corresponds with the area that gives us good health, and it affects all the other areas of our lives. It’s best to avoid having a staircase and/or bathroom in the middle of the home.
6) The Staircase
Staircases interfere with the flow of chi energy, so they should only go to those places that are benign. If it is not possible for you to place a staircase that leads to the desired room of your home, try these ideas for staircases that attract energy to climb the stairs.
Ideal staircases are wide and gently curve down and up against the wall in a clockwise motion. Staircases should not start and end facing the front door. Avoid aligning the top landings of staircases with the front doors. Chi energy will rush up the stairs, and the chi energy on the main floor will not work as efficiently.
Staircases are best placed along the outside walls of your home. Never install a staircase in the center of your house, especially if it’s a spiral staircase. It causes chi energy to be funneled like a tornado, and this energy goes up and down stairs nonstop. Avoid large, open treads on your staircase. You can see through the treads of the staircase and see the top and bottom of the stairs, as though the steps are floating in the air.
7) The Shape of the House
Lastly, keep your Feng Shui house layout plan simple and keep it square or rectangular in shape. By ensuring there are no missing areas on the Bagua map, everything will be in harmony with balance.
The goal of Feng Shui design is to maximize the positive energy that is flowing from auspicious chi energy. Your Feng Shui floor plan and room placement will help you to enjoy the best Feng Shui home energy.
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