Feng Shui Decorating Tips
Feng shui master and interior designer Catherine Brophy shares her best tips for making every room in your house feel calm and happy. By Nicole Sforza
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
Feng Shui at Your Own Pace
Assuming no TV in the bedroom?
It's not the best. Bringing a public thing, like a TV, into a private space disrupts your energy. If you do have a TV here, just make sure it's not a focal point. Maybe keep it in a cabinet.
So to review, we're looking at flow, layouts, lighting, and clutter-clearing for each room. This feels like a lot. How do we even start?
Sit in a room, close your eyes, relax, and breathe for a minute. Try to determine how it actually feels to be in the space. Open your eyes and slowly look around as if you've never seen the space before. Try not to label things, like Bill's chair or Aunt Elma's painting. Just look and consider: Is there room to move freely? Is one side of the room much heavier? Is there enough light in the corners? Does anything drive me crazy? How does the color make me feel? Note anything that feels off. Then make a list of adjustments to tackle one at a time, at your own pace. Feng shui is like life. It can be directed and guided but not forced.