Feng shui is an old doctrine that teaches how to equalize the energy, or chi, created in any room. Feng shui contributes to the overall well being and good health of the family by maximizing positive energy flow.В Feng shui utilizes the belief that nature is animate and has energy that contributes to the atmosphere of the room. The five basic elements are wood, metal, water, earth, and fire, and each element contributes to the energy of the room in a unique way. Each element is represented by its own set of colors including green, orange, brown, gray, and blue, so murals and feng shui go hand in hand.
Good versus Bad Feng Shui Walls
Walls that inhibit the flow of energy, whether by completely blocking or reducing the energy flow, are considered bad for the home. Walls that promote and actually improve the flow of energy are good for the feng shui style home. A bad bedroom wall would be one with a large mirror or any scene involving water. A good bedroom wall would have images that focus on your dreams and what fits your personality.
Use wall murals to create positive chi in the room you enter first when coming home, such as the living room. It is considered bad feng shui to hang mirrors facing the doors, as it pushes the energy away from the home, so replacing mirrors with murals is ideal. Rooms that are lacking in positive energy, or that are missing a feng shui element, can be improved by adding a wall mural. Murals are easy to paint or they can be printed on moveable vinyl to ensure both proper positioning and easy installation. Moveable wall murals can also be taken down if you decide to move or need to repaint the room, so they are a beautiful way to add positive energy even if you do not have great artistic abilities.
Where to Use Wall Murals
Wall murals with a nature theme are pleasing to look at and often bring a relaxing feel to any room, but beach-themed murals should not be used in the southern portion of your home. The calming blue water of a beach theme mural creates an atmosphere of relaxation and freshness.В Wall murals best for southern walls are often floral and have a summer feel, such as a peaceful picnic scene. These wall murals give off a carefree, playful atmosphere and bring a sense of joy.
Murals depicting shady country lanes are great ways to bring depth into a room, especially the living room space. Country lane murals should be on walls facing east, west, or south and should be in front of you if used in an office space. They offer a feeling of the start of a wonderful journey. Walls that face east or southeast would benefit greatly from a waterfall mural, but they are not good choices for the bedroom. Waterfall murals, like country lanes, should not be placed on a wall behind your main seating, but should instead be easily viewed from your couch or office chair.Previous article | Next article