If you just bought a new house and will start decorating, keep the walls simple and majority of the walls plain especially if you are the typical Filipino who keeps accumulating things over the years and can't throw away anything because of sentimental reasons. So that when you move in your furniture, wall decors and accessories, the rooms will not look cluttered.
If you are buying new furniture, measure your room and the furniture. Scale the room & furniture on cutout newspaper: 1 feet = 1 inch and see if the furniture are proportionate to the room. Make sure there are ample spaces to walk around your furniture.
Feel free to mix and match different styles of stuff, like contemporary furniture with oriental pieces. Just don't over do it. Make sure they blend together.
One way to beautify a room even if the walls are plain white is by putting moldings or cornice on the ceiling edge and baseboards.
A first important thing to evaluate is the chairs and couches position. Ideally, they should be facing the door, or at least never with their backs towards it. People who are in feng shui living rooms should always be able to see the door from where they are sitting without having to turn for it. Seats should also be placed following a octagonal or circular shape.
Corners or dark areas should be lightening up through the use or combination of clear colors, plants, mirrors or light. That would attract chi to them which otherwise wouldn't flow through those areas. It is important that chi is able to flow through all the living room space, among the furniture and in the corners as well.
When it comes to Feng Shui most people think only in terms of the interior of the home when in fact it could be what is happening outside your home that ails you. Yes it could be the energy from someone else of something else that is creating your problems.
Your yard is usually the last item on your home’s To Do list. You don’t want to deal with it, and it’s understandable. But in terms of balancing your Feng Shui energy, you will want to look at the outside of your home just as much as you look at the inside of your home. While it might seem that changing the way your interior looks and feels is important, if energy can not flow into your home because of the exterior, those changes may not be as effective as you want them to be.
Can Energy Flow into Your Home?
One of the best ways to determine whether energy is able to flow into your home is to walk out into the street. Go to the street and see if you can see your front door from there. If you can not, go back to your home and clear away anything that might be obstructing the view. You want to make sure that energy can ‘find’ your home and enter it each time you use that door. If you use another door to enter your house, make sure that entryway is free from obstacles as well. In addition, you should make sure that here are no flaws, cracks, or bumps in the walkway to your door as this can cause the energy to be blocked as well.