Windows, and Feng Shui
by Charles Kassotis
Edited by CreativeHomeStyle (TM)
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy. It is the study of living
in harmony and prosperity with nature. Feng Shui means literally
"wind water". It is a form of geomancy, trying to
understand the relationships between nature and ourselves so that we
may live in harmony within our environment. It is based upon the
simple thought that our lives are deeply affected by our physical and
One of our chief environments is our house, where we spend most of
our time. Feng Shui has advice and solutions to offer, in order to
let the "chi", the energy, flow smoothly around the house.
Curtains and windows are the most prominent features of our homes.
Fabrics, color, material, window arrangement, yes, all these may
affect your homes chi. Here's how you can improve it:
Pull the curtains back during daytime to allow sunlight to lighten
your house and give the area positive energy.
Keep your curtains closed at night. Don't leave your windows exposed
into night as it is considered to bring bad luck.
Blinds and curtain rings should be of natural material. The most
beneficial is wood. Avoid plastic by all means!
Curtains should be large enough to cover the window and long enough
to reach the floor.
Curtains should have curves to them. When drawn together there should
be enough fabric hanging to form pleats and folds.
Make sure that curtains open and close easily.
Curtains that hang limply each side of a window are considered bad
Keep your curtains and windows clean in order to allow the chi to
come inside fresh and clean.
Match your curtains with the seasons to freshen up yours and your
chis' mood. Use heavy fabrics for winter and lighter fabrics for
summer. Utilize warm colours for wintertime and light happy colours
for spring and summertime. Choose shades of green at spring, shades
of red, orange and pink at summer, white, grey and metallic colours
for autumn and shades of blue in winter.
Windows are best when opening outwards. If a window opens inwards
make sure it doesn't face the West, which is the direction that
signifies death or ending. In that case, block negative chi with an
outward facing mirror or a plant with round leaves.
Octagonal and arched windows are considered good Feng Shui.
You can also utilize colours in your curtains to change colours in
each room of your house, adjusting it correctly to specific energies
each room should have. Have matching pairs in your bedroom and
colours that invite love such as pink or green. For the diving room
use red to keep guests energized and excited. For kitchens and
playrooms orange and yellow is refreshing and revitalizing. Green is
a calming colour ideal for living rooms. Purple signifies richness
and transformation, which makes it ideal for spiritual rooms.
Whether you believe in Feng Shui or not, the best way to decorate
your house and choose your curtain fabrics and colours is your
personal taste and instinct. Add some positive Chi energy and you
have the perfect house. Yours!
About The Author
Charles is the creator of CurtainCart.com. For more
information on Curtains, Window Treatments and Using Feng Shui to
bring the Positive Healing Powers of Chi to your Home, visit www.curtaincart.com
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