Breathe life into your home

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Breathe life into your home

A healthy home begins with a healthy you. It represents your personality, who you are and what your tastes are. Therefore Use soft pastel shades in the bedroom for that sense of calm.  Photos: Modccon Interiorsdo not consider your home as an inanimate object. It’s only when happiness pervades in your home by way of beautiful objects, colours, furniture, will it reflect in your personal life.

The balancing act

While most of us want homes that are aesthetically done, not many stress on the ‘feel-good factor’. This aspect is integral to the psychological development of people who dwell in the house, and make it inviting.

Myriad aspects need to be considered while planning a balanced home. Primarily, your home ought to smell good. A good cleaning regimen that involves use of environmentally friendly, non-toxic products will help.

Smells within a home, right from cooking aromas to odour, influence moods, emotions and energy levels. For instance, add a dash of fragrance by using flowers, which can elevate moods, improve creativity and enhance sleep.

Energy matters

Objects and surfaces exude varied forms of energy at home. They need to be matched with a suitable environment. For example, soft fabrics work well in the lounge area and the bedroom.

Use smooth, durable surfaces that are easy to clean for the kitchen and bathroom. As for the living room, make it welcoming, comfortable and a visual feast for family and guests.

Do this by selecting warm wall colours, soft curtain fabrics, decorative floor rugs, exotic plants and fresh flowers, family photos and artwork.

All these pieces need to be inspiring which will lend a positive and warm tone to the space. In order to spread positive energy, choose pictures of beautiful landscapes, cascading water, sunrise, which send out positive messages.

Light up spaces

How you arrange your furniture is also important. Choose rounded shapes with smooth edges to ensure balance in design. Position chairs with their backs to solid walls wherever possible, giving a better sense of security.

Keep the seating area well-lit through adjustable lighting. Put a lot of thought into the design of the kitchen. Ensure that the kitchen is well-ventilated and there is no clutter.

Natural materials like wicker baskets, and cotton material will further balance your kitchen environment.

Use plants too as they absorb negative energy and transform it into light. Also, ensure that everything in your kitchen is in working condition, right from light bulbs to food mixers, as broken gadgets sap your energy levels.

Dash of colour

White works well in the kitchen, reflecting natural light, enhancing purity and creating a feeling of space.

Yellow is another option, a warm colour, relaxing in nature. When it comes to the bedroom, use colours that are conducive to sleep, like soft pastel shades. Avoid large mirrors and reflective surfaces as they emit high energy and disrupt sleeping patterns. Try not to have a television or a computer in your bedroom, as they are intrusive.

Liven it up

Like us, our home breathes and moves; it uses and disposes of energy. It also has its own energy centres and personality, depending on a mix of natural elements present.

Living in a home which has an energy field aligned to your own elemental make-up creates a sacred space where you can relax and flourish.

If you feel restless in any space at home, change the colour and see how you feel.
The energy centre at the entrance is particularly important and is regarded as the protector of the house.

Majority of people paint their doors with a psychologically protective colour like black, dark blue, dark green or white. Dark colours absorb harmful energy while the light ones deflect it away, much like a mirror. Another suggestion is to use wood, which has an innate strong element that provides the house with strong protection.

Be in sync   

It is the entrance hall that you really begin to adjust according to the atmosphere inside. This area provides the grounding and security. It is therefore a place which benefits from warm earthy colours and materials, such as terracotta and
clay brick.

Taking one’s shoes off at this point will protect the inner sanctuary.  Make every corner and room of your home livelier. Have you ever walked into a room and sensed the atmosphere? It might either make or happy or uncomfortable.

Termed as the subtle atmosphere - it gives your a soul and makes you feel comfortable in it. It doesn’t matter how grand and expensive a building is, if the subtle environment is not balanced and harmonious the occupants of the building soon feel uncomfortable.

To accomplish this, all you require are the five elements of earth, fire, metal, wood and water to create that environment. The result is a feeling of peace and connection. Walking barefoot too stimulates and balances the reflexes of your feet, strengthening your ground connection. The staircase, is also an important element and the backbone of your house.

It therefore becomes imperative that staircases are well made and stairs well lit. When you align and harmonise your home with the five elements, you will enjoy the
feeling of well-being and receive the benefits of a healthy home.

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