Feng shui: the oriental art of furniture

Learn with Casaitaliana 10 tips to furnish your home with the oriental style of Feng shui!

Feng Shui (风水 fēngshuǐ) is an oriental art of Chinese origin, which aims to support traditional architecture in housing design and the choice of furniture for furnishings. The spaces are organized so as to create a real harmony between the inside and the outside of the house. The term feng shui refers to the words "wind" and "water" which, according to Chinese culture, are equivalent to health, happiness, peace and prosperity.

The principles of feng shui take into account the presence of magnetic and energy fields in the arrangement of furnishings. Every choice is aimed at creating welcoming environments that know how to promote the well-being of those who live there. Choosing to furnish your home with awareness, following the principles and advice of Feng Shui, allows you to spend your time in pleasant, comfortable and neat spaces, suitable for moments of relaxation. to welcome guests or work. In fact, feng shui can also be applied in the office. Here are some useful tips for those preparing to furnish or renovate their spaces, or simply to tidy up.

1) Decluttering

In feng shui the order is the first rule. Before moving the sofa or mirror, it is good to get down to work to get rid of the superfluous. The accumulation of unused or untidy objects, according to feng shui, prevents the flow of positive energies and can create situations of stasis that can negatively affect the well-being of domestic life. It is therefore appropriate to try to tidy up every day and get rid of what is not needed, obviously in the most ecological way possible, for example thanks to barter. Do not accumulate and follow a very simple principle: the right is enough.

2) Colors

If you are preparing to paint from scratch or repaint the walls of the rooms in the house, pay attention to the colors you prefer. The choice must not be random and must be adequate for each environment. In the living room, colors such as red or orange facilitate conversation with family or friends. Blue and green in the bedrooms promote relaxation and restful sleep, while pink stimulates romance and passion. In the kitchen, yellow stimulates the appetite and gives energy from the beginning of the day, starting from the moment of breakfast.

POP sofa | Kartell | Feng shui: the oriental art of furniture | Casaitaliana | en.italyclassico.it

POP sofa | Kartell

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3) Sofa and bed

The arrangement of the furniture is one of the key principles of feng shui. In the living room the sofa must be positioned so that it faces the entrance door. Whoever enters the house will immediately perceive the presence of a symbol of welcome and hospitality. It must also be placed with the back near the wall, to give a sense of protection to those who sit on it. The bed, to create a more relaxing and quiet situation, must be positioned so that it is not directly in front of the door. The door must be far from the eye while trying to sleep.

BLUES bed | Axil | Feng shui: the oriental art of furniture | Casaitaliana | en.italyclassico.it

BLUES bed | Axil

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4) Mirrors

Mirrors can hinder the flow of positive energies. According tofeng shui, visible mirrors should not be placed in the bedroom. The presence of a mirror near your bed could hinder sleep. A valid suggestion in this regard could be to place the mirror on one of the internal doors of the wardrobe or in a corridor outside the room dedicated to the night rest.

5) Windows

The windows of the house must be large enough to allow the natural light to be optimally exploited for lighting the interior spaces during the day. Particular attention must be paid to the windows facing a busy street. The passage of cars must not upset the harmony and tranquility of the house. This is whyfeng shui recommends protecting them with suitable light-colored curtains that do not hinder natural light too much.

ELEGANCE windows | Erco | Feng shui: the oriental art of furniture | Casaitaliana | en.italyclassico.it

ELEGANCE windows | Erco

6) Kitchen

The kitchen must be a welcoming and orderly place. The door should never be positioned so that it is directly behind the cook, in order to favor a feeling of tranquility while you are at the stove. Stoves must always be kept clean so as to promote abundance and prosperity. The oven should never be placed near the refrigerator or sink. In the kitchen, as in all other rooms, furniture with fluid and rounded shapes should be preferred. Attention above all to the edges of the tables.

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7) Materials

For home furnishings, feng shui suggests the choice of materials that are as natural as possible, such as wood, stone and metal. Plastic materials should therefore be avoided. The wooden floors and windows allow to obtain a continuity, at least from a visual point of view, between the external natural environments and the interior of the house.

PIETRA parquet | Cadorin | Feng shui: the oriental art of furniture | Casaitaliana | en.italyclassico.it

PIETRA parquet | Cadorin

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8) Bathroom

According to feng shui, the bathroom can be placed anywhere in the house. However, there is an important recommendation: the bathroom door should not open directly on the kitchen, in order to prevent the spread of germs. In the bathroom should always have a window, so as to allow adequate ventilation and to ensure lighting conditions that can allow you to use the room without resorting to electricity during the day.

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9) Stairs and elevators

The stairs inside the house should always be harmonious and not too steep, as well as formed by regular height steps and built with natural materials, as well as resistant, such as wood or stone. When designing an office, particular attention should be paid to the position of the stairs or the lift with respect to the entrance door. The office should not look out on a steep elevator or stairway, as this could hinder financial fortune.

Open Wooden Cantilever Staircase | Marretti | Feng shui: the oriental art of furniture | Casaitaliana | en.italyclassico.it

Open Wooden Cantilever Staircase | Marretti

10) Garden

The garden and the garden must always be tidy and tidy. Even the plants inside the house or on the terrace must receive the necessary care to avoid the presence of dry leaves and the perception of a feeling of disorder. The presence of areas of the garden of poorly groomed plants hinders the flow of positive energies, favoring negative emotions. Taking care of the garden and the garden is in turn a beneficial therapy for the mind and inner well-being.

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