Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Feng Shui Your Way into 2008

Want to start the year off in a peaceful, calming manner? Who doesn't after several weeks of hectic holidays? Implementing some basic tips from the school of Feng Shui is a great way to begin 2008 surrounded by harmony.

I'm sure you have heard of Feng Shui, so you probably know that it is far too complicated to cover in a simple blog entry. But I would like to share some basic tricks that almost anyone can do in a home or office. To begin, Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art used to create harmonious environments, providing positive energy, invigorating vitality, and peace of mind.

--Welcome your guests with a wind chime at your front door and a blue or black doormat.

--In the bedroom, Place your bed to give you the widest view of the room. Avoid large mirrors, and do not place your bed in alignment with the door.

--Bare walls are a no-no. Hang artwork on the wall in a diagonal or staggered pattern. Highlight the room with the colors of love--pink, white and red. Include healthy plants in your rooms, but avoid dried or fake foliage.

--Remember, less is more. Avoid clutter, and keep counters and shelves clean and organized.

There is a lot to learn about Feng Shui, and every space requires a different approach. There are a number of tremendous resources out there. While I'm no expert in Feng Shui, it is a fascinating field and I would happy to explore it more with you, whether you are preparing to sell your home or just want to make it a more peaceful environment.

PS. In Chinese, "Feng" means wind and "Shui" means water.

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