Feng Shui is a very popular method now used for arranging and decorating the home. The idea is to place all elements of your living space in a way that creates and encourages positive energy. There are five elements of Feng Shui: water, wood, metal, earth, and fire.
Water can be a sign of wealth, professional opportunity, and prosperity in some instances, but can signal loss of money and poor health when running down a drain or toilet. Indoor water features such as fountains and waterfalls are positive energy, which will indicate wealth and prosperity.
In addition to the individual element of water, it’s important to include water around wood elements, as water is necessary for wood to grow in nature. Fountains and waterfalls are popular Feng Shui products and come in many different styles, sizes, and materials. The fountains can be inside or outside and include wall fountains, cascading waterfalls, freestanding fountains, tabletop fountains, or anything else your imagination can conjure.
Placement of Indoor Water Features for Feng Shui Benefits
Feng Shui depends a lot on the placement of features in the room. Certain elements and items should be placed in certain parts of the room for positive energy. Indoor water features should generally be placed in the east, southeast, or north portions of a room. The interplay between the elements is important as well. A Feng Shui energy map is your best guide.
Feng Shui experts say you should not include water in the south area, which is where fire should be and water and fire conflict. You should also avoid placing water in the bedroom; regardless of what Feng Shui area of your house it is located, because it brings worry into the bedroom.
Most other areas of your home are safe for indoor water features, especially those listed above. In addition, you can add Feng Shui crystals and stones to some fountains strengthening the positive energy created from the water source. No matter where you place your water, water features with running water produce negative ions, which help to clean the air in the home, creating more positive energy.
So, if you begin decorating to achieve Chi in your home from Feng Shui placement, be sure to include the indoor water features that are best incorporated into your existing style and decorations. There are options to satisfy most any style.