Curtains, Windows and Feng Shui

By: Charles Kassotis

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy. It is the study ofliving in harmony and prosperity with nature. Feng Shui meansliterally wind water. It is a form of geomancy, trying tounderstand the relationships between nature and ourselves sothat we may live in harmony within our environment. It is basedupon the simple thought that our lives are deeply affected byour physical and emotional environment. One of our chiefenvironments is our house, where we spend most of our time. FengShui has advice and solutions to offer, in order to let thechi, the energy, flow smoothly around the house. Curtains andwindows are the most prominent features of our homes. Fabrics,color, material, window arrangement, yes, all these may affectyour homes chi. Lets see how to improve it. 7 Pull thecurtains back during daytime to allow sunlight to lighten yourhouse and give the area positive energy. 7 Keep your curtainsclosed at night. Dont leave your windows exposed into night asit is considered to bring bad luck.

7 Blinds and curtain ringsshould be of natural material. The most beneficial is wood.Avoid plastic by all means! 7 Curtains should be large enoughto cover the window and long enough to reach the floor. 7Curtains should have curves to them. When drawn together thereshould be enough fabric hanging to form pleats and folds. 7Make sure that curtains open and close easily. 7 Curtains thathang limply each side of a window are considered bad Feng Shui. 7 Keep your curtains and windows clean in order to allow the chito come inside fresh and clean. 7 Match your curtains with theseasons to freshen up yours and your chis mood. Use heavyfabrics for winter and lighter fabrics for summer. Utilize warmcolours for wintertime and light happy colours for spring andsummertime. Choose shades of green at spring, shades of red,orange and pink at summer, white, grey and metallic colours forautumn and shades of blue in winter. 7 Windows are best whenopening outwards. If a window opens inwards make sure it doesntface the West, which is the direction that signifies death orending. In that case, block negative chi with an outward facingmirror or a plant with round leaves. 7 Octagonal and archedwindows are considered good Feng Shui. You can also utilizecolours in your curtains to change colours in each room of yourhouse, adjusting it correctly to specific energies each roomshould have. Have matching pairs in your bedroom and coloursthat invite love such as pink or green. For the diving room usered to keep guests energized and excited. For kitchens andplayrooms orange and yellow is refreshing and revitalizing.Green is a calming colour ideal for living rooms. Purplesignifies richness and transformation, which makes it ideal forspiritual rooms. Whether you believe in Feng Shui or not, thebest way to decorate your house and choose your curtain fabricsand colours is your personal taste and instinct. Add somepositive Chi energy and you have the perfect house. Yours!

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