We are just a few days away from the New Year and it is time to look forward to a prosperous and fulfilling 2014. According to the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of the Wood Horse and the age old practice of decorating your home according to Feng Shui can help fill your home with abundance and prosperity.
To create good Feng Shui, base your interior design on the wonderful characteristics of the horse this New Year. Horses are active and have abundant energy, they are bright, friendly and high spirited. Horses are gentle and have a pleasing aura that is attractive to everyone around them. Wild and carefree, horses are the epitome of elegance and sensuality.
Here are four Feng Shui ways to create abundance and prosperity for your home in 2014:
1. Color- Since this is the Year of the Wood Horse, decorate your home in earthy shades of green and brown to bring good luck and prosperity. The colors you use in your home should be in harmony with the element for the year, in this case, wood. The shades of green and brown are both modern for the interiors and soothing for the eyes. Use touches of blue and black to enhance your color scheme and add elegance. Blue and black represent the element of water which supports the growth of wood.
2. Material- Use natural materials to design the interior spaces of your home. Look for wooden decor like wooden wind chimes, solid wood and bamboo furniture. The natural grain and texture of the wood reflects the carefree nature of the horse that is adventurous and cheerful at the same time. You can also use other natural decor like fur, feather and fabrics made with natural fibers like jute and linen. You can also install stone sculptures to fill in awkward corners. Natural materials will add depth to your decor.
3. Decorating ideas- The regal horse teaches us a thing or two about luxury and elegance. Design your interiors to reflect prosperity, luxury and opulence to Feng Shui your home for wealth and abundance. Look for high-quality fabrics with rich textures for your upholstery. Decorate your home with crystals like turquoise, pearls and lapis lazuli. Opt for unique shapes and unleash your create side. Decorate in layers of similar colors to create a plush look.
4. Feng Shui area for 2014- The South- west area of your home is considered to be auspicious in the year 2014. It is the area for Good luck, wealth and career. Free this area of any fire element and Feng Shui fire decor. Water elements in this area will energize the space and create good Feng Shui. Decorate the area with water fountains and dragon turtles. You can also place pictures of energetic horses. Use this area of your home to strengthen your career and personal goals by placing a board that displays your vision for the future. Certain Feng Shui charms like Chinese gold coins, money tree and wealth symbols like water and plants placed in this area are considered good for wealth and prosperity.
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