What are the house feng shui rules and how to design your interior living space harmoniously according to the precepts of this ancient Chinese art? In this article, we’ll take a look at five rooms in the house, essential for any harmonious living space, and how to organize them to invite good energy into your home: the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the work and bedroom.
Home feng shui rules: what color for what atmosphere ?
In a previous article, we have already talked about what feng shui is and how to arrange a room according to the rules of this ancient art, which appeared for the first time in China, whose mission is to advocate the balance of vibrations. energies of our interior and exterior of home. Feng, literally means wind in Chinese, and, shui, water. These are therefore the two components at the origin of Zen energy.
Fresh plants for a Zen atmosphere interior
All knowledge, like colors, is built around the energetic circulation of four main elements: fire, earth, water, metal and wood. According to Chinese beliefs, the key to living in harmony is in the balance of these five elements.
Wood: one of the four main elements of feng shui and energy circulation
The design of a room according to the precepts of feng shui consists in the balance of energy and contributes to the well-being of its inhabitants. Remove stress, bring calm, prosperity and love.
A living room designed in neutral tones with wooden flooring and decorated with plants
Indeed, feng shui designs all spaces according to a kind of plan, separated into eight zones, called bagua which indicates how to organize a place of life in eight sectors corresponding to the four cardinal points: North, East, South and West. Each zone corresponds and is associated with an area of life and activities, natural elements and colors – everything is specific.
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The south, radiant and feminine, is associated with reputation and fire, here we find red, orange, yellow and purple. The Southwest is transformation and is associated with the sea, love and the land. The West is related to hobbies, to children, while the Northwest sees itself as masculine – it symbolizes power and relates with the great metal. The North is associated with inactivity, stillness and reflection, the North-East is in a way the continuation of reflection from the North, because it symbolizes change, learning and transition . The East corresponds to birth, fertility and vitality, the South-East corresponds to wealth and endurance. Each cardinal point conforms to a specific color palette.
Example of a modern Scandinavian-style interior designed in a Zen and balanced way
The bagua is therefore used to indicate which area of our living space needs to be stimulated to facilitate the circulation of these vital energies and to live in harmony with the environment – social and natural. If, for example, we want to bring our professional projects to fruition, we will focus on the North-East area and we will design our office or art studio in gray and white..
Neutral tones and plants make the whole atmosphere more harmonious
Color is an extremely important aspect when designing a space according to the precepts of feng shui. Each color has its impact not only energy, but also psychological.
Zen interior Scandinavian style designed in white and decorated with plants
In feng shui colors are divided into five basic elements as we have already mentioned: fire, earth, water, wood and metal.
Example of a contemporary interior designed according to feng shui rules
The colors of the fire are those called “warm”: red, pink, purple, yellow. These colors are great for bringing energy and providing motivation and recognition. If you have a project at hand, consider introducing pops of red into your workspace. To awaken passion, it is also possible to invite one of these colors in the bedroom and even in the living room.
Living room idea in neutral and dark tones for a balanced atmosphere
Two words suffice to describe the color palette of fire: energy and passion. They will be used in the South, South-East and North-East bagua.
Feng shui fire color palette: energy and passion
Red is the strongest representation of the element of fire. It will bring joy, excitement and improve romantic relationships.
The color red is the strongest representation of the element of fire
Adopt red in your living room to bring joy
Wall painted in brick red to awaken energy and joy in the living room
Pink is a more calming color, it is also considered the universal color of love. Its vibrations are softer than those of the color red. Its moderate temperament makes it ideal for any room in the house: kitchen, dining room, living room.
Pink: the universal color of love
Orange is the most social color. It is also a good variation of red. This shade will adapt very well to spaces dedicated to creation, entertainment and leisure: the kitchen, the dining room, the game room, the living room.
Orange: the ideal social color for the living room and the dining room
Purple is associated, also in the collective consciousness, with royalty. This shade is of a very high vibration. This makes it ideal for the bedroom, the reading and resting nook or in a meditation room. Our advice is to use it in small quantities and combine it with neutral tones, so as not to create an atmosphere very charged with vibrations.
Purple: a shade of very high vibration ideal for an atmosphere of meditation
Feng shui advice: combine purple with neutral tones
Modern interior with purple wall and furniture in neutral tones
Yellow is radiant and vibrant. Often associated with the sun, it will bring brightness and joy, which makes it perfect for rooms such as the child’s room, the kitchen and why not the living room, but in small touches.
Yellow color will bring brightness and joy
Living room designed in different shades of blue with accents in yellow
The earth element corresponds to food, stability and protection and has an impact on our personal relationships. If you, or a member of your family, want to improve their health or increase their stability, earthy tones like sand and beige are a great choice. Invite them into social spaces, living room, dining room, kitchen. The bagua center, like the North and Southwest, are perfect places to introduce sand tones, including pale yellow..
Living room designed in earthy tones to improve health and increase stability
Earthy tones are ideal for social living spaces: living room, dining room, kitchen
According to feng shui, metallic colors provide precision and efficiency. They help to clarify and calm his thinking and feelings, the latter two closely related. They are therefore a great choice for any room, especially in your home office or work area. We will install it in the West or the North-West.
Metallic colors combine with efficiency making them perfect for the work area
Metallic colors include white and gray. The first is a symbol of purity and innocence. It is also the color that absorbs all the others. It makes an ideal choice for any room in the house, especially if you want a calm and relaxing interior. This also explains its success in contemporary design. All modern style interiors are increasingly opting for white, in order to create a serene atmosphere.
Metallic colors include white and gray
Gray is associated with clarity and neutrality. If you live together and share the same space, this will be an excellent choice if you want to find calm and devote yourself to creative and personal activities..
Contemporary living room designed in gray with decorative elements in burgundy
Very modern living room designed in gray with a view of the magical exterior
Bedroom in gray to find calm and serenity
Design your living room in gray and neutral tones to create a Zen atmosphere
The colors of the water element bring calm, purity, freshness and abundance. Water symbolizes prosperity which makes it the perfect color for your home if you are having financial problems. Invite the color blue in one of the rooms devoted to both concentration and creativity: home office or art workshop.
The colors of the water element bring calm and purity
The water color palette includes: black and blue. According to feng shui, it is to be used in areas in the North or in the South.
Zen decor idea for the modern Scandinavian style living room
According to feng shui, black represents depth, mystery and the unknown. It therefore brings a very strong energy. Although this choice may seem odd for contemporary interiors, it is advisable to use it in moderation. It is not recommended in the bedroom or the kitchen.
Modern living room with black floor and lemon yellow wall
Blue is traditionally associated with peace and quiet, so it is ideal for those who want to create a relaxing and calm atmosphere..
Modern and trendy living room designed in blue, green and light tones of Zen atmosphere
The colors of wood – green and brown – promote vitality and healing, they will also provide a remedy for wealth and prosperity. They are settling in the eastern and south-eastern areas. The bagua Sud is also a possible choice.
Scandinavian style and feng shui meet in this modern living room
Green is the color of energy, health and growth. Associated with spring and fertility, used in several shades, this color has a healing effect.
Green and brown to bring prosperity, energy and freshness to the living room
Brown is closely associated with the earth, it is nourishing and energetic, it is also ideal for those who want to rest and find calm..
Living room overloaded with decoration designed in calming tones of original design
Green plants to balance vital energy and neutralize harmful energy
The presence of plants is essential for those who want to install a Zen and refined atmosphere in their home interior. Green plants and flowering plants improve and balance life energy, neutralize harmful energy. In general, all green plants are beneficial. You can install them in any room of your living space.
Living room designed in white with blue wall decoration and a purple orchid
Feng shui decoration idea with candles and objects for the living room coffee table
Zen kitchen idea fitted out in white and very light gray with touches in yellow
Interior designed in different shades of gray, white and beige
Recently, we can see a new trend appearing, modern Zen. This is a very successful mix that combines feng shui and Scandinavian design. The latter, too, favors neutral colors and is characterized by the strong presence of natural materials and plants in its decoration. Finally, the rules for creating a Zen atmosphere in a room of your home consist in the careful choice of colors, materials and the location of any object, furniture or decorative. Find the balance …
Modern and zen living room in neutral tones and armchair in blue for a touch of freshness
Very zen living room in neutral tones that mixes industrial and Scandinavian style