Last night I decided to rope my husband in and help me wallpaper this wall I was going on about last month. As you can see I decided to go with the pink! Husband agrees it’s actually a good choice and he loves it too.
I’ll show you better pictures when I’ve put it all back together. But I will say I am in love and am really happy I made this choice! There is another picture on my instagram.
I found a round mirror at a garage sale a few weeks ago and I had thought about putting it over the wallpaper UNTIL I woke in the middle of the night and realised it was bad Feng Shui. What was I thinking??
I read a Feng Shui blog post a few years ago, so I hunted it down to share it with you (original source)…
When a house has good energy circulating throughout, the people who live in the house experience higher levels of well-being. Basically, good feng shui in your main entry means a main entry that is able to welcome and direct the flow of feng shui energy into the house versus pushing the energy away or weaken it.
Below are some basic tips for creating good feng shui in your main entry. Be sure to implement these tips along with the tips for a strong feng shui main door, as one does not work well without the other.
- Find out the feng shui bagua area of your main entry and use the best colors and shapesto strengthen the needed feng shui element. Should you use red color in your main entry? Or maybe blue? Feng shui-wise, it all depends on the bagua area, so start with it.
- Create a strong, welcoming “landing space” for energy. From a modest side table with a small lamp to a big round table placed in the center of your hallway with a flower-filled vase on top – there are many good feng shui decor choices to welcome Chi, or energy, into your home. If your space is limited, even a good quality main entry rug with vibrant colors or beautiful art and a strong wall color as a focal point can do the job.
Remedy all the potential “feng shui disasters” in the main entry. Below are some of the feng shui main entry challenges you might have in your home, along with some easy tips to help you out:
- Staircase too close/facing the front door
- Wall too close/blocking the flow from the front door
- Bathroom over the main door
Look for creative feng shui decor remedies to let good energy into your home and be disciplined with your efforts of creating better feng shui energy in your main entry.
Some homes are easier to deal with than the others, but remember, you are the one who chose the current living arrangements. Do your best with what you have, and better things will follow.
I nearly created a feng shui disaster!
Here is why:
A mirror facing the main door is one of the two big taboos in feng shui (second one being a mirror facing a bed.) The reason it is not recommended to have a mirror facing the main door is because the mirror pushes away all the good feng shui energy that is about to enter the house. In feng shui it is considered that the house absorbs energy (Chi) through the main door, similar to a human face absorbing nutrition through the mouth. This is why the main door is often called the mouth of a house in feng shui. Distance will only slightly change the effect of the mirror facing the main door, so if you have a mirror directly facing the main door, best feng shui advice is to remove it.
So needless to say, the mirror is back in the garage! And I’m pondering a new item to put on cupboard that sits in front of it… indoor plants are very good feng shui, so that’s on the list!