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Happy Sunday!

I hope that you’re enjoying your weekend and that your week wasn’t too busy. 

On my end, I received pictures from my photographer that I will be able to share with you soon! 

As we approach the end of this series, I’ve been brainstorming new ideas for the next series and future posts and other ways to interact with you. I’ve decided that my mid-week post will be linked to one of my Pinterest’s boards so that you will be able to further explore the topic of the day. 

Saree

Lighting

Lighting is a very important factor when incorporating Feng Shui into a room or a home. Feng Shui’s core is energy and light is the greatest source of energy. Both natural and artificial lighting have a big influence on the quality of your home’s energy. It is important to value good lighting and air quality in your home, as mentioned many times above. There a many different uses and sources of lighting, and each has its own beneficial properties.

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Stay away from fluorescent lighting when decorating your home or office since it’s known to have negative effects on human behaviour and health. We feed off of our surroundings: we are either energized or drained by the energy around us. One of the most important rooms to light properly is the kitchen, which should feel spacious, bright, clean, and welcoming. To accomplish this, you can use several different types of lighting.

When choosing lighting to decorate your Feng Shui home, allow yourself to be guided by your energy. By doing so you will bring colour and beauty into your home. Do not forget to open your windows and let the sun in.

Extra tips

  • A big mirror that reflects the table doubles abundance and brings good fortune.
  • Mirrors recirculate energy and enhance natural light. They put the focus on what they reflect, so if a mirror has an upsetting view, move it!
  • Hang mirrors high enough so that your guests are not looking at themselves while seated.
  • Balance is fundamental for achieving Feng Shui in your decor. Have a good mix of masculine and feminine; hard and soft; straight and curved.
  • People feel safer with their backs to the wall as opposed to sitting with their back to a window, door or hallway.

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Good morning! 

I hope you had a wonderful week and that it wasn’t too hard to get back into the swing of things following the festivities of the Canada Day long weekend. 

I was on the go all week, working on multiple projects, but the highlight was seeing my vision of a transitional living room came to life during an installation on Thursday! You can see a sneak peak of this room on my Instagram. 

Saree.


The feature on Feng Shui and Bedrooms will be separated into two weeks – master bedrooms today and children’s rooms and nurseries next week.

 

Master bedroom: Create Feng Shui in the bedroom by covering the bed with soft materials, and framing it with symmetrically styled nightstands and table lamps and nightstands. This bookend effect will help make the area where you sleep feel cozy, like a little room within a room.  0203O1-17

For the master bedroom, take colour, balance and the position of the bed into account when implementing Feng Shui. Some designers believe that a darker paint colour is because it subdues any stimulation and thereby helping with sleep.

That said, you must remember balance, which in this case means the addition of a few lighter piece that are lighter in colour in order to offset the predominant, dark colour scheme. Textures should also be in balance. For instance, if the master bedroom is decorated with a lot of heavy, wooden furniture, soften it out with the use of supple bedding. Finally, don’t forget to balance the masculine and feminine elements (for example, linear forms and curved patterns).  0203A1-17

Next, there are specific rules to follow when deciding where to place your bed. Ideally, the head of the bed is on the wall farthest from the door but not directly across from it. It is not recommended that your feet point directly to the door as this is known as the coffin position (this is how the dead are removed in China). If your bed must be placed in the “coffin position”, consider putting a settee or a high bench at the end of the bed that’s slightly taller than the mattress, or place an upholstered screen between the foot of the bed and the entry to shift the energy. Do not put the long edge of the bed against a wall; there must be room to exit the bed without having to climb over anyone.