Windows: The Eyes of the Home

Those who practice feng shui believe the home’s windows are linked to potential clarity. After all, windows are often called “the eyes of the home”. One good way to significantly improve your home’s flow of feng shui is to keep the windows clean and clear. You can positively influence your home’s chi by covering your windows with pleasant window treatments that allow energizing natural light to enter during the day and provide comforting privacy at night.

Feng Shui- Solar Shades

There are very subtle ways to practice feng shui (which literally translates to “wind-water”) that do not require you to completely rearrange and refurnish your home. For example, simply pulling the curtains back during the day allows sunlight into your house and gives the area positive energy. Exposed windows at night are considered to bring bad luck- keep them covered.

To make the feng shui of your window treatments coordinate with your space, you have to make sure that your changes add to the whole decor of your home and don’t take away from it. Subtle feng shui is best when the practice is done within the guidelines of good interior design.

Bagua is used in feng shui to locate which part of your home connects with a specific situation in your life. An ancient Chinese term, “bagua” means “eight areas” (“ba”=eight, “gua”=area) and Feng Shui bagua is a map or chart that relates the various areas of your life to the 8 sections of your living space.

But it’s not just the arrangement of the room and furniture that comprises the practice of feng shui. You must also consider the materials being used.

  • Light draperies and curtains that are made from natural fabrics like cotton, wool or silk will help promote good and healthy energy.
  • If you prefer to use blinds to better fit your home design, use natural wood or bamboo instead of plastic, but make sure it’s from forest friendly sources. Avoid any synthetic materials, since these will negatively affect your home’s feng shui.
  • You can also use window shades, but it’s a good idea to not use accordion folded or similar style shades as these create a sharp and irregular energy when folded this way.

Feng Shui Bagua

Be sure to select material and color for your window treatments that is suitable for the room’s decor and for the bagua area. You should also consider the season when selecting the color palatte for the room.Utilize warm colors for wintertime and light happy colors for spring and summertime. Choose shades of green at spring, shades of red, orange and pink at summer, white, grey and metallic colors for autumn and shades of blue in winter.

These basic feng shui guidelines for your home will help you begin to channel more positive energy throughout your entire home.

Author Bio: Tom Vatury has been in the window treatment industry for over ten years. Horizon Window Treatments is the largest retailer of window treatments in New York City.

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