Feng shui is an interesting concept, its basically a method to allow good energy to flow. When it comes to Feng Shui furniture placement, we’re talking about placing your furniture in a position that will let good energy flow through your home. In Feng Shui, there are certain rules that have to be followed, for instance, you cannot have furniture items blocking internal doors or walkways.
One of the most important positions in Feng Shui is called the commanding position. The commanding position is the position furthest away from the door, usually in the diagonal. This spot is best for either putting an office desk (to increase productivity) or also, its a good idea to put your bed into this position. There are usually several commanding spots in any given room. The commanding position can be wrong though, for instance, if your facing the door in the commanding position but you have a window to your back, this is not the full commanding position. There are several factors that will allow you to be sitting in the commanding position, they are:-
- Do not sit in a direct line with the door
- Sit far away from the door
- Have a good view of the door
- Have strong backing
These should help you decide on where to put the furniture in the majority of your home, you should be able to feel the difference when walking around and it applies to pretty much everything in your house, for instance hall tables and even shoe racks!
Feng Shui also works for the kitchen, as you might have guessed. There are a few tricks one should know about using Feng Shui for the kitchen. You may also realise that it will be hard to move certain items, and it may be beneficial to learn the basics before your kitchen is even finished. For instance, the stove needs to be placed in a position so that when it is being used, the users back is not facing the door otherwise this will encourage the wrong type of energy. Also, the sink and refrigerator should not be by the stove for this promotes fire energy and water energy being together when they should not be.
Feng Shui is a great way to try to invite good feelings into your dwelling. Your personal space will benefit from good furniture placement, and hopefully make it so that the chi flows well within your home environment.