Feng Shui Interior Design (2) – Study Room, Toilet and Living Room [Master Class Lesson 6]

Hello!  This is the second Feng Shui Interior Design lesson, also the sixth lesson of the Master Class.  In the last class we learned the three critical elements of Feng Shui interior design – door, bedroom and kitchen.  This time we shall learn the principles governing the interior design of other parts of your house/flat.  Do you want to know how to design your study room/home office?  Where should you pay attention to when designing the toilet?  How to decorate the living room?  We shall look at these topics in this lesson.

 

Feng Shui Interior Design – Study Room/Home Office

It is quite common nowadays to have home office in residential units.  Many people who work freelance or even full time prefer and have the luxury to work at home. Even not, if you have a kid at home who goes to school, the study room is where you need to put a lot of efforts in when doing Feng Shui interior design for your house/flat.

To fully explain the requirements of a study room/home office, it would take the length of a whole book (in fact I have an e-book in this topic: Feng Shui Office – Your Quick Start Guide).  Here we look at the essential elements that all Feng Shui masters consider when looking at the Feng Shui of a study or working place.

 

6-Feng Shui study room home office

 

The above is a perfect setting of a desk for study or work.  Because it conforms with all requirements.  In regardless of directions and calculations, this is how an office should look like.

Firstly, there should be a solid backing support.  Just like what we studied in the external Feng Shui lesson, it is preferred to have support at the back.  The full height solid wall in the figure above meets this requirement.  If the back of your seat is not firm and stable, e.g. an aisle, the sign of “flow” and “movement” would affect your career life.

Secondly, the left hand side is higher than the right hand side since the computer / cabinet is on the left.  Why is this important?  According to Form Feng Shui theory, left means benefactors (support) while right is bad person (challenge).  In the past, when people find a location to build a house, they look for places where the mountain on the left is higher than the right.

We re-create the same in the office.  The best situation is you have a full-height cabinet on the left hand side of the desk.  If not, put the desktop computer or piles of documents on the left hand side of the desk.  The ultimate goal is to have a higher-left and lower-right.

It is not difficult to achieve the second requirement, because you usually can decide what to put on your desk.  But what if the back of my seating is not a wall?  What could I do?  Read the paragraph below.
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3 Types of Good and 7 Types of Bad Feng Shui House

As you know Feng Shui is a system with long tradition in Chinese society.  All Feng Shui practitioners learn their skills from books written by renowned Feng Shui masters hundred years ago.  The role of modern Feng Shui designers is to interpret old Feng Shui theories in the modern day context.

In this article, I’m going to show you what good and bad Feng Shui house are according to a very famous old Feng Shui book, 八宅明鏡.  Although these theories were not new, they are very applicable to nowadays houses.

 

3 Types of Good Feng Shui House

(1) A house with a regular footprint, preferably in square or rectangular shape, with support at the back and a space in front of the entrance door.  There should also be buildings or hills on the left and right, preferably the left hand side is higher.  The rooms inside the house are properly sized.  This is the best type of house which brings good wealth and health.

(2) A house with regular footprint and a full height solid fence wall.  This creates an artificial boundary which serves as the support.

(3) A house with flat and rectangular foundation, the house sitting in the center, not too high nor too low.  The height of a house matters, if it is too high while the footprint is small, the house is not good (see paragraph 5 below).

 

7 Types of Bad Feng Shui House

(4) A house with disproportionate room sizes.  For example, while the living and dining rooms are very large the bedrooms are extremely small, or vice versa.  In Feng Shui the active areas are Yang (陽) and the sleeping areas are Yin (陰), we need a balanced house with properly sized Yang and Yin areas.

(5) A house with a small footprint and a few or more storeys, without no supporting houses nearby.  It looks like a narrow rod standing up on the ground.  This kind of house could not provide support to occupiers.

(6) A house with defective foundation.  This is certainly not good because if the foundation is poor the walls and floor slabs above would not be stable.  People living in this house may have body conditions and illness easily.

(7) A house without insufficient lighting, wide and deep rooms but only small windows.  Sometimes even if the house itself has big windows, there won’t be sufficient daylight if there are many trees surrounding the house.  This kind of house is easy to attract spirits (ghosts).

(8) Defective house with broken window, poorly maintained walls and finishes, looks like an old man without care.  This kind of house would never bring wealth to the occupier.

(9) House with improperly high foundation. Usually a house’s foundation should level with the surround ground.  However, some houses have high foundations which looks like a plinth underneath the house.  So the house’s entrance would be above the surround ground. This makes Chi difficult to go into the house, so as wealth and good luck.

(10) A small house with small rooms and narrow corridors.  Chi could not flow smoothly inside the house, affecting the health of the occupiers.

 

Feng Shui House

 

You see all these concerns the form and shape of a house irrespective of the directions.  In fact, Feng Shui is more about the living environment.  If you could manage to build a house with good size and shape, even if you don’t know anything about Flying Star or Ba Gua, chances are your house would have not bad Feng Shui.

It is this principle that driven me to write my first detailed book about office Feng Shui.  In my latest book, Feng Shui Office: You Quick Start Guide, I introduced many ways to find tune your workplace Feng Shui without using a compass. Certainly, I have included some sections in which more advanced office Feng Shui using Flying Star and Ba Gua systems are introduced.  You should have seen a few tips in my previous post about Feng Shui office, but this new e-book is much more informative with many more useful tips.

Feng Shui Office: Your Quick Start Guide

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While the above are more relevant to houses, in the next post I’ll teach you how to distinguish good and bad Feng Shui of multi-storey apartments.  Stay tuned!

3-step System to Feng Shui Office Design

Last week I announced the launch of my latest e-book, Feng Shui Office – Your Quick Start Guide.  Many of you have bought this e-book and started doing Feng Shui to your workplace.

Today, I’m releasing a new video that gives you a preview of the content of the e-book.  After watching this video, you would have a basic idea of how my simple 3-step system works.  You don’t need expensive Feng Shui accessories or years of experience, just follow my guide and use a compass, you can DIY office Feng Shui in minutes!

This is just a small portion of the content of my e-book.  If you are really to learn, apply and benefit from this powerful Feng Shui office system, click here to see the full version of the Feng Shui office e-book!

Feng Shui Office: Your Quick Start Guide

Feng Shui Office – 3 Essential Elements

A lot of people want to work in a Feng Shui office.  If not the whole office, at least the own seat is preferably be Feng Shui optimized.  I have seen people, mostly of executive grades, employing a master to adjust the settings in their room in hope of boosting their luck in career.

You don’t actually have to pay for Feng Shui office design.  In this article I’ll introduce 3 simple yet effective ways to optimize the Feng Shui in your office.  There is no special accessories required, and you don’t have to do difficult calculations.  Want to learn how?  Let’s start now!

 

#1 Feng Shui Office Element – Back Support

No, I do not mean chair back support, I mean the backing of your seat or desk.  Traditional theories believe that the back of your seat is related to the support you receive from colleagues and your boss in the office.  With a big backing behind your seat, you would have support by others.

So the best seat is one that is backed by a wall.  In contrast, most home office workers sit in front of the wall with a walking space behind the seat.  This is not a Feng Shui office.

What if your seat do not have a wall at the back?  Well, many modern offices are built with plywood or MDF board partitions.  Although these partitions are usually not full-height (from floor to ceiling), if there is a partition like this at your back, the higher the partition is better the support is.

Now if your office does not even have such partitions?  Try hanging a jacket or coat in brown on the back of your chair.  Brown is “earth” (土) according to Five Element (五行) theory.  Putting “earth” behind your chair is to simulate having a mountain at your back (靠山).  Of course the effect of this is far less than having a real mountain or wall, but still it helps a bit.

 

#2 Feng Shui Office Element – Plant

Do you have small plants in the office?  Plant belongs to the “wood” (木) group according to Five Element theory.  Wood is good for study and career but you need to know the correct type and quality to place on your desk or in your room to create a Feng Shui office.

From 1 to 9, the number that brings good study and career luck is 4.  If you have a flower pot in your office, put only 4 flowers in it, nothing more nothing less.  That is why many gurus recommend accessories of 4 for Feng Shui office setting.

For color, green is the color of “wood” so ever-green plants are more appropriate.  If not, you can put colorful flowers which are good for interpersonal relationships.  Do not use plant with spines and prickles, e.g. cactus.

Feng Shui Office - Never Use Cactus

Photo by mark_y_goh

 

#3 Feng Shui Office Element – Always on the Left

Most of us have a messy desk with piles of documents and books that the bookshelves just could not accommodate them all.  Beware of how you place and pile them on your desktop because it could affect Feng Shui.

A good Feng Shui office should be high on the left and low on the right.  By that I mean if you pile up books and documents have bookshelves on the desk, those on the left should be higher than those on the right.  Why?  It is because the left hand side means people who help you and the right hand side means challenges.  This is a less known Feng Shui office tips that not many people know.

 

Wait… Here’s More

The above are only a few of the many Feng Shui methods you can apply to your workplace.  There are more methods, including Flying Star and Ba Gua Feng Shui, which could sharply increase your career luck.  I have written detailed report, Feng Shui Office: Your Quick Start Guide explaining almost everything you need to know to Feng Shui your office.  Want to read this book?  Click the link below to learn more.

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