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There are lots of general tips for the home from layout to home decorations.
General guidelines for outside of houses
Avoid purchasing houses at the end of a T- junction
This is one that most people understand and know about. Negatives energies come from direct oncoming traffic, if living there you always get a sense that traffic has just narrowly missed you and causing anxiety subconsciously. Some Feng Shui practitioners may suggest placing a round mirror on the front of your house to deflect the negative energies, however this will not eliminate the problem entirely. Best avoid these places altogether.
Waterfront properties and Swimming Pools
Water is a very powerful tool in Feng Shui and serious consideration needs to be made regarding water flows and the placement of swimming pools. In Feng Shui water is best at the front of the property and not the back. Waterfront properties are therefore the best and even better if the water is flowing towards the direction of the property.
Water at the back of the house acts like a sink hole so the positive energies that have come into your house has sunk into them. Therefore avoid properties with creek and streams flowing across the back of the house. Avoid having swimming pools at the back of the house, they are better placed at the front.
Front and back doors should not align
The front door of the house should not align with the back door otherwise all the positive energies that come into the house does not get to settle in, instead just goes straight out the back door.
Staircase should not align with the front door
Once you open the front door, and if the staircase is directly in front then you will need to change the staircase, otherwise it is a stairway to heaven. Lots of Chinese have inspected properties and once they open the front door and see such a thing they don’t bother going in to see the rest of the house.
Front door should be solid
The front door should be solid without any glass as that would “weaken” the door and therefore the house. Best if the solid door coloured green, as green is the colour of growth, calming and a potent money symbol.
General guidelines for inside of homes
Bathrooms are considered a place of dirty water and waste. Traditionally in Chinese homes they were located outside far from the house. These days that is most impractical so the best thing to do is to keep them basic and not glorify them. The toilet lid kept closed at all times when not in use.
Keep your sink, shower and bathtub drains closed all the time. Place a stopper in your tub, wash basin or shower when not in use. Energy is lost when these drains stay open.
These need to be tranquil rooms to ensure a proper night sleep. Therefore you also need to note the following:
Also avoid flowers in the bedroom. As beautiful as they are, plants emit yang energy (lively) that can disturb yin (tranquility) needed for a good-night sleep.
Avoid photos of family and friends in your bedroom as it is a very private place. Looking at these pictures doesn’t let your mind relax, and distracts from your partner. Religious pictures should also be avoided, or if you must have them, then place them so they are not directly “looking” at your bed.
Keeping aquariums are good, as are pictures of swimming fish like Koi. If keeping goldfish it is best to keep eight fish, one of them black. If one dies don’t panic, just replace it with another.
Bonsais are wonderful to look at and have a lovely oriental feel, but they are actually very bad Feng Shui. The reason being is that the whole purpose and beauty of a bonsai is that it is miniature and its growth constrained to keep it that way. If you have them you will also have your growth constrained and find it hard to prosper, so if you have them get rid of them.
A much better choice will be to have the jade plant (Crassula Ovata), also known as the money tree. These plants can be grown indoor and out and you’ll often see them at the entrance to a Chinese restaurant or establishment. You can keep them at the entrance to your home or office.