1. Rooms lack
a cohesive feeling
The first impression is a lasting impression.
What impression does your room give? Start correcting
the problem by asking yourself: "What would this room
say if it could talk?" What three adjectives would
describe the feeling you are trying to create? Make
every item you place in a room whisper that feeling.
Harmony is a result of the sum total of the parts
working towards a wholeness!
2. Rooms off balance
Use your body for balancing. Does your body want to
tip to the right, the left, the front or the back
wall when you enter? Is the room top or bottom heavy?
A good rule of thumb is to visually balance one side
of the room with the opposite side. Introduce opposites
within your space. In Feng Shui, balance is a dance
between the two extremes called yin ( relaxing, soft
music, candles, curved or irregular shapes, pale colors,)
and yang (stimulating, bright, loud music and straight
lines.). Maintaining a balance of these two energies,
harmony is achieved.
3. Lack of commitment
to color and style
Be courageous, make a choice. Besides, you can
always change. Manifestation occurs after commitment!
Are you vague in this area? Try this collage exercise
to get started. Spend 10 to 15 minutes looking through
magazines and tear out anything that strikes you,
cut and paste onto a large poster board. After you
are finished take a long look to observe what style,
colors, shapes, lines and images are you most drawn
4.Lack of empty
Emptiness is everything! It provides space to
be. It is creativity not yet born. To accomplish this,
de-clutter each room by periodically checking whether
items are there for a specific purpose. If not, store
or give them away. Keep it simple.
5. Poor placement
Set intention of function and activity through
furniture grouping. Make places for private and social
interaction by creating a cozy corner with a single,
chair, table and lamp as well as a grouping of sofa
and chairs. Avoid lining up furniture along the wall
(psychologically, you are up against a wall.)
the realm of the invisible
Your intuition is you guide here. Use it! There
is more going on in a space than is visible. The unseen
is as real as the seen. What energies does this space
hold? What is the history of this space? Does the
space need special attention before it can serve your
intention? Create ceremonies to clear the past energy.
Say prayers to bless and protect the home. Create
noises, like clapping, music or drumming to awaken
a flat feeling in a room.
7. Ineffective use
of image, line, shape and color
These elements speak a hidden yet powerful communication.
Tap into your subconscious by carefully selecting the images,
lines, shapes and colors. Give meaning to the items you
place within your space and allow them to be part of your own
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