The exact translation is 'wind-water', does this make any more
sense? I can hear many of you say 'No', well it doesn't make it any
more clear to me either. Even though this interpretation probably
doesn't mean much, the meaning behind it normally does. Even though
the phrase 'wind-water' doesn't make any sense to most of us, the
original interpretation often does. Feng shui is very well known
today, it is an old Chinese system of organization using laws of
earth and heaven to help make life more positive, thanks to the
positive so called qi
All the rooms in the household can be organized according to the rules of feng shui and actually, numerous household are. It doesn't matter which room in the household you want to arrange, every single room can be adjusted using this old tradition. Each room in your property is connected to one another, so for the purpose of Feng Shui, the household is classed as one unit. For this feature I would like to discuss Feng Shui in one particular room of the house; the bedroom.
Items that are classed as completely wrong for the bedroom, are items such as gym equipment, electrical equipment, plants and family photographs. The reason is that these will damage all the available good energy which is in the area. On the other hand, positive happy pictures and items are just right for any bedroom. To promote good energy, look for positive pictures and items that you can duplicate, as one of something is still wrong for the room. Choose pictures that are bright, cheerful and positive as well as ornaments, though make sure ornaments are part of a pair. Choosing inspirational pieces is the key to being satisfied. If you feel positive about the things in the room, then odds are you are on the proper track. Even if you don't believe in the whole idea of feng shui, having positive and inspirational items are going to make you feel better than something that makes you feel depressed.
Feng shui will also guide you pick the colors best suited to generate that perfect setting in your bedroom Flesh tones, from a pale to the dark brown tones are said to be the best colors to purchase to make the most of feng shui. I believe most of these shades can combine very well with any other color. If you decide to use these tones, you will also find that the majority of other decors go well with them, as they are quite neutral. Try using a contrasting colour on one of the walls, or your favorite colour; this should make a perfect combination. As flesh tones are quite neutral, any other color you pick should go very well and look fantastic.
Feng shui will also help you pick the correct direction to put your bed. You should know which element of your life you would like to influence, in almost all of them, the bed should be turned in a slightly different direction. The general rule is, decide which part of your life you want to change, then position the bed in a slightly different direction. There is no universal working position, so look up the position in accordance with the part of your life you want to improve. If you are unsure what each position means, then there are many ways to find out, from books to browsing the Internet.
As a Summerhill real estate professional, who spent 27 years working with houses, I have to warn you: Watch out! What you should not do, according to feng shui, is to have a mirror facing your bed. This doesn't mean you shouldn't have one in the room anymore. In addition, it is not recommended to keep doors, not forgetting closet doors, open during the night. I don't know about you, but I always feel more secure having the doors shut anyway. For some of you that keep the door open for other reasons, such as listening out for the children, or even if you just don't want closed doors, then keep them open. Your happiness is the most important. No amount beneficial energy is going to flow if you feel distressed in your bedroom.