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A Brief Introduction to Feng Shui

Feng Shui in decorating The term Feng Shui (pronounced fung-shway) literally means "wind water"). "Feng" means "wind" and "shui" means "water". In Chinese culture, a gentle wind and clear water mean good health and a good harvest.

Feng Shui was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is not a philosophy or a religion. Its object is to understand our relationship with nature so we can live in harmony within our environment. Feng shui posits that our lives are deeply affected by our physical and emotional environment. If we surround ourselves with unpleasant, imbalanced or overwhelming objects, it will disturb our own inner peace.

The balance and harmony in your home is a critical factor in dealing with stress and are important for your success and happiness. When a home feels calming and nurturing, with no distractions, you can quiet the mind and sort out what is important and what is not. You can create new ideas on how to proceed and how to handle obstacles. The art of Feng Shui leads you through the process of organizing the contents of a room to provide the greatest visual beauty and tranquility.


Feng Shui for the Bedroom

First of all get rid of clutter. This is essential to creating a harmonious, clear energy in your space.

Avoid sad or negative artwork! Your bedroom should be decorated as a cozy, relaxed place. Pictures of birds are especially good because birds symbolize the union of man and woman. Look for images of pairs of birds on paintings, fans, and carved boxes. Consider putting a bird feeder outside your window.

Make sure your bedroom is comfortable and spacious. If your bed is squeezed into a corner of the room, the feng shui "energy" won't be balanced.

It stands to reason that each person sleeping in a bed should have equal and easy access and storage. The same is true of the closet. Do each of you have room for your "stuff"?

Please stop by our loaction.Oriental Furniture, 602 west Ave, Norwalk, Conneticut, 06850 for tips on Feng Shui

For more on Feng Shui, visit Feng Shui, the Art of Placement.

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