Category: Feng Shui Written by Stella Ryne
Home Decorating Ideas for the Earth Pig Year
As New Year approaches, it is a great opportunity for making some innovations and starting fresh. Instead of making New Year's resolutions that you will never actually stick with, try with redecorating your home to ensure good energy flow, luck and abundance that year of the Pig is bringing. In Chinese horoscope, Pig is considered to be a friendly, calm, forgiving and well-mannered animal. The best way to please an Earth Pig this year is to create a delightful interior that is functional, comfortable and serene at the same time. To properly welcome a good year in your life and to make sure that you will reap all the benefits, here are some useful decorating tips on how to improve balance and harmony in your home.
Colors can bring you luck
Make your home a place with a calming and soothing atmosphere by including pastel colors that will transform your interior into a relaxing oasis. The natural color palette and earthy tones are also welcome since they amplify natural energy and can restore balance. Yellow, brown, golden and lighter shades of gray are an excellent choice for 2019. Also, light pink shades are good Feng shui colors for making the best out of the Earth Pig year.
Accentuate feminine energy in your home
A touch of femininity does not imply tons of girly stuff, but comfortable and harmonious home with soothing energy, mild colors and soft textures. Include natural materials like wood and stone. Accessorize, but be moderate and make sure to have a few houseplants. If possible, find a suitable place to install a tasteful water feature that will radiate the symbolism of Pig Year, which a quiet river that flows through a lovely landscape.
Creativity will boost energy flow
Feel free to involve in creative projects to put a personal stamp on your home. Look for inspiration within yourself, search the Internet and make something with your hands. DIY decoration, crafts, and originality combined with frugality will fill your home with Ch'i and ensure good luck in all aspects of life. Aside from Feng Shui benefits, being creative will relieve you from stress, calm you down and put you in a good mood. Not to mention that your home decor will be a reflection of your personality and taste.
Make use of lucky things
Lucky numbers in Pig Year are 2, 5, 8. Decorate your interior having these numbers in mind. Place an exact number of photos on the wall, or flowers in the vase. Take care when you put pillows on the sofa or placing some decorative centerpiece. Avoid numbers 1, 7, 9. Also, pay attention to northeast and north direction in your home, since these are directions of wealth and love. Southeast and east are directions of auspiciousness. Avoid colors like green and blue since they are bad luck this year.
Appreciate nature and life
According to Chinese tradition, Pig is generous and gentle, so make this year more about being kind and attentive to others. It is also an archetype of life lover and all things natural, so dedicate this year to shifting your actions toward more noble and greener goals. Put some effort into making your home sustainable, like embracing ethically sourced materials and pieces of furniture. Reduce water consumption by being mindful of how much water you waste and lower your cooling bills by installing stylish window awnings that will significantly reduce heat in your home.
Make your home comfortable and welcoming
Your home should be your place your oasis, but make sure to make adjustments to make it warm and cozy for all of your family members. Also, make your friends and guests feel comfortable and make their visit enjoyable as much as possible. Being so kind, thoughtful and forgiving, Pig Year requires some minimal effort in achieving harmony. It will tremendously improve the quality of your relationships as it will bring you closer to people that are dear to you.
Feng Shui don'ts
All your efforts to please the Pig may be in vain if you happen to allow some basic Feng Shui mistakes. For instance, having a cluttered home will do you no good, regardless of how many yellow and brown colors there are. Also, bed and stove under the window, aggressive corners, leaks, broken appliances, and exposed nails on walls will block the energy flow. Learn more about Feng Shui do's and don'ts and make necessary adjustments.
At first, Feng Shui may seem complicated with all the rules and guidelines, but once you start making your home more functional, it will come naturally. It is a minimal effort comparing to benefits, so do your best to make this promising year as successful as possible.
Stella is an art historian, traveler, conscious consumer and a proud mother.
When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book.
She’s also deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable living and sustainable travel will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on
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