Easy Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Is your relationship with your home starting to resemble that old Righteous Brothers tune "You Lost that Loving Feeling?" If so, the powers and principles of Feng shui are the perfect tonic to revitalize, refresh and reinvigorate your home.

Your home is often the most important place in your life. It's where you can create a loving safe haven away from the rest of the world so why not use the simple rules of feng shui to help you fall in love with your home all over again.

When I say romancing your home, I don't mean an "extreme home makeover." I'm talking about implementing a few easy to do changes that will get the positive energy flowing again. It's all about creating a harmonious, eye appealing living space by expressing your own personal taste. In case you're not sure where to start, here are a few suggestions to get the proverbial ball rolling.

Simply put, the principles of feng shui are all about enhancing the positive energy flow in a particular space. One of the best ways to do this in your home is to make it family friendly. A happy family carries a positive vibration that fills the home and spills over into all other areas of the house. Simple things like having a round dining table rather than the traditional rectangle. This encourages a smooth even flow to dinner time conversation. Happy family - happy home!

Wherever possible, utilize open spaces in your house. One of the worst ways to defeat the power of feng shui is to clutter your house up with unneeded furniture and knick knacks. Keep your home organized and neat with obvious lines of travel between rooms.

Displaying symbols of romance and love is a powerful way to increase the energy in the home. Where possible, display your things in pairs: two candles or two figurines. Pictures or statues of love birds or mandarin ducks are symbols of loving relationships. You can also put the philosophy of Yin and Yang (opposites) to work by displaying pictures of things like mountains and water side by side.

One of the best and easiest ways to change the energy of a room is a paint job. While your personal taste in color is definitely important, use the following as a guide to pick the right energy producing color.

Pink is not my personal favorite as it brings up childhood memories of Grandma's house but, it is the color of love and gives your room an approachable softened feel.

Painting a whole room red might be a bit over powering as it is such a passionate color but red accents or possibly one wall in red can generate a lot of energy and passion in the room.

Blue and green are calming colors that give a sense of stability.

By far the most common color is white. It does create a fresh feel to the room but can also be a bit frosty, so why not warm it up a bit by using slightly off-white tones or an accent wall to add something to catch the eye.

We in the West think that Feng Shui is strictly an Asian phenomenon used only in far away countries and "strange" cultures but in reality, nothing could be farther from the truth.