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So my long stressful move was finally coming to a close! The moving truck was pulling out of the driveway, and as I waved goodbye to the movers, I started feeling excited about entering into the fun side of moving. Yes, it was time for decorating mode! (it would be so nice to get on one of those HGTV shows )The very first thing I did after unpacking was figure out which direction our front door faced. (which was very challenging as it was already past sunset) Then, I looked around at the walls in our home, for the ideal angles to arrange furniture. You see, these things were important to me because I wanted my new home to have good Feng Shui . The ancient art was developed over 3,000 years ago in China, revealing how to balance the energies of any given space . This balance is critical to assure the good health and fortune for the people inhabiting your home.

Here is a great video to start getting some  basic tips from an actual Feng Shui Consultant:

Since I’m a paper and pencil kind of girl, I went to the local book store and got Feng Shui Before and After. This book has a room by room guide with many pictures, which helped me apply the principles to our home environment. It broke down every single step including your birth year and using a Kua number. It’s one of the most detailed books out there, yet easy to follow. Also, it comes with a few direction transparencies, such as  Bagua and graph paper to create a floor plan of your house!

For example, we had a large water scene canvas painting that was given to my husband from his mother before I met him. It did not have any brilliant color, just neutrals. Since we placed this painting in our water area, above our blue gray couch, I needed to add some hues of blue to the painting itself. I enjoyed painting a plain picture with blue water- color. When my Mother-In-Law inquired about there being something different, I explained that it needed to have the color blue added  because this is the blue area of the house, according to Feng Shui!

Utilizing Feng Shui helped me to choose the best place for our valued items. There is a water area, a fire area, a wood area, a metal area, and even an earth area. We have a few candles and red accessories in the fire area. Our television is in the metal area. Our couch is in the blue area since it’s a grayish blue. I could go on and on. Using these five elements alone took the stress out of decorating and making our home a happy place to live.

If all of this seems overwhelming, no worries. Some people have been known to hire a professional Feng Shui consultant to do all the work for them!

Happy Moving,

Tara Thompson

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9 Responses so far.

  1. Don says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Tara. I have been practicing the art of feng shui for as long as I can remember, and I definitely feel that it has helped me channel my creative energy–whether it be with school work in college, or with work in relation to my actual career. Great tips. Thanks!

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  2. Tara Thompson says:

    Did you know that by leaving a few coins on the floor(like a quarter placed under the couch), will help you make more money?

    “Money on the floor = money through the door!”

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  3. hmm...? says:

    thanks

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    • Tara Thompson says:

      You’re welcome. Let me know how you make out using some of these tips.

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  4. Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

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    • Lois Koch says:

      Tara – Do you practice feng shui decorating because you think you should or because it truly makes a difference in your life in terms of happiness, wealth & success? I have heard a feng shui presentation and I’m intrigued, but some of the recommendations sounded a little hokey. . .I’d like to know from someone who practices this in her life if it really makes a difference?

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      • Tara Thompson says:

        Lois- It’s not a matter of thinking I should, but it does make me feel a ton happier. Think of it in terms of clutter. If you are in a home that has clutter and it is disorganized, then you may feel unhappy and less productive. As I sit here writing back to you, being that the holidays just passed, I think I may start on some more ideas. Like in my current bathroom, I have been wanting to put some small live plants, to give it more of a spa feel. Also, maybe a new paint color on the walls. Winter can be pretty depressing. Also, I may look into placing certain crystals in one corner of the bathroom to promote more health in my family’s life. Even the hokey ideas can actually cheer up the place. What do you have to lose? Nothing. Think of the sun coming in the bathroom window and a rainbow appearing just because the sun is hitting a hanging crystal in a certain way. Pretty. More health? Probably. Try fengshui with the expectation of organizing your home and it can lead to bigger and better things. It will improve your quality of life. I know it makes a difference in mine!

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    • Tara Thompson says:

      Thank you!

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  5. Doreatha Hedler says:

    Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass. Feng shui was suppressed in China during the cultural revolution in the 1960s, but since then has increased in popularity.:^

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