Organise your living spaces

Organise your living spaces


When the going gets tough, business is going slow, money flow is blocked or when there is disharmony at home, it’s a clear case of over accumulation of bad energy and it’s time to check the Fengshui of your space.

If you are in the process of re-doing existing homes or designing a new home, you could bring in the elements of Vaastu and Fengshui in a subtle and general way. If your existing space, be it your home or office, is causing stress and things seem to be going from bad to worse, you can definitely mitigate the problem and control an adverse situation and erase disharmony.

Fengshui design speaks of organising your living or work space and in turn the elements that exist there. It could be a simple reorientation of your furniture or a complete make over of your interiors. An important aspect to Fengshui is balance.
To facilitate good chi (energy), there must be a balance of extremes or opposites (like yin and yang), and a balance of the five Chinese elements (fire, water, wood, earth, and metal).

When you consider the interiors, try and re-assess the yin and yang features of the building. Is there a lot of open space? If this is the case, office space and conference rooms should have more yin-like qualities: lower ceilings, side and task lighting with minimal overhead lighting, or effective use of natural light. Furniture and accessories can then used to further balance the elements.

Follow these essential tips to guide you towards good Fengshui design of your space
Fengshui design should always be done keeping in mind people who will eventually live in a particular space. The comfort of the occupants should be the priority.

You should be guided by compass directions and the areas it indicates within that space in order to distribute objects and furniture in it. An interior design uses furniture and objects which may contain different elements and therefore, these elements should always be in harmony.

Choose colours depending on what they symbolise. This is because different colours represent different elements and have varied symbolisms. Good Fengshui design does not allow dark spots in it because it obstructs the flow of good chi.

Couches and chairs should always be placed in a way that allows those who sit on them to easily look at the door. Correct Fengshui design allows people to feel comfortable in their interiors without really noticing it and should be natural and balanced, providing comfort to those occupying it.

The author is a master Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner. He may be reached by email on

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