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Feng Shui: 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Home

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The design principles of feng shui can have a huge impact on your life. Feng shui cares for your overall wellbeing. That’s why all aspects of design are taken into consideration. Like all other traditional design philosophies, it is vast and intricate. So there are always opportunities of improving your living space and making your home healthier, happier and more peaceful. Today, we will discuss about those things that must be avoided in your living space.

Furniture with sharp edges

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Furniture with sharp edges has a negative impact on the interior atmosphere. When left untended it wreaks havoc and creates all round loss of good fortune, job and money. Furniture with sharp edges must not point your bed or study table. If you have no ways of avoiding it, then follow any of the methods mentioned below to avoid its negative effect.

Place a tall plant in between the piece of furniture with sharp edges and bed or study table. Hang curtains to create a barrier of a sort. If you have a table with sharp edges then cover it with table cloth. Purchase furniture with rounded corners and smooth edges. It is safer for the kids at home as well. Consider taking the help of an expert interior stylist to avoid common feng shui mistakes at home.

Images with violent themes

Don’t hang photos of war, violent or deceased animals on the features walls of your living room, dining area and bedroom. Try to avoid this type of images in your home completely. They have a negative psychological effect. Besides, they make you brood upon the sad events of life. Avoid images of this sort in the kid’s area. They may grow violent and depressive tendencies. The images on the picture above are not an example of poor feng shui choice.

Clocks that have stopped ticking

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Clocks that have stopped at some of time in the past should be disposed of complete. If it is only a matter of the battery being out of date, then make sure to change it every time this happens. Like images of death and violence, dysfunctional clocks upset the balance of the interior atmosphere. Besides, clocks like these create unnecessary clutter in your home. They signify an obstacle that is impossible to overcome. You fail to progress in life or take the direction you want. If you have must have clocks like these for nostalgic reasons, put them away in a closed lid box.

Bathroom in the centre of the house

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Bathrooms should not occupy the centre of the house. It creates a negative chi or energy. The door of your bathroom must not open towards the front door of your house. Do not place a bed just in front of your bedroom. Bathroom under the staircase also invites bad luck.

If you live in an apartment that has bathroom at any of these positions, then it would be difficult to alter the layout of the house. All you can do is to take remedial actions like maintaining a tidy and clutter free bathroom. Having properly lit with artificial light, as natural light might be difficult to have in this space which is so awkwardly placed.

Having green plants in your bathroom is another way of creating and spreading positive energy. The bathroom on the image above is not located awkwardly however..

Bed with black furnishings

Try to avoid having all black bed furnishings. They may result in mood swings and depressions. It has a draining effect on your mind and body, so much so, that even after a good night’s sleep you may not feel properly rejuvenated at all. You may, however, combine black with other colours to create a stylish bedroom ambience.  As you can see the bed on the image above does not have an all black furnishing.

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