The decor and design of your kitchen is also another way of expressing your personal taste, and must work well with the kind of lifestyle that you have. The Feng Shui aspect of decorating it can be considered as a supplement to the whole, making sure that it is a cozy and well-balanced space where you and your family can have a good time as well.
Here are a few tips for designing and decorating your kitchen while following the philosophies of Feng Shui.
Begin with clearing out the space. Start with the things you no longer need or have no use for. You can sort these into items that you can give away or throw away.
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Click on Photos for Next Kitchen Design Gallery ImagesThe purpose for this is to declutter the area and give the energy more room to flow.
Proper lighting. It would be great if you can install windows in your kitchen as this would allow natural light, an important element in Feng Shui. Make sure nothing blocks it and that there are no heavy draperies over it. However, if natural light isn't available, just make sure that the kitchen is well-lit but without using harsh lights.
When plotting out the location for each of your key kitchen equipment, make sure that they are not in conflict with each other. Refrain from having them in a direct line next to each other.
Add some plants! Adding plants to different areas in your home enhances the chi and elevates the mood of the space. For your kitchen, windowsill herbs would be the best option. Not only will you be bringing greens into the area, it could also be used for the different dishes that you'll be making. Let's not forget the aroma that many of these herbs give off, which can motivate you to do more in the kitchen.
Keep the art to a minimum Having one too many things hanging on the walls of your kitchen can be very distracting and also obstruct the continuous flow of energy. Consider having only one or two pieces and make sure they portray themes that are suited for the kitchen. Something festive always brings a positive energy to the space.
Organize well. Besides the chi, your own energy matters as well when it comes to the area you're working in. One of the most common sources of frustration for many people is being unable to find what they need when they need it. To avoid this and to avoid building up negative energy, organize all of your tools, ingredients and kitchen equipment properly. Label them, have them where you can easily reach and make sure that you also return them in their proper spots once you're done using any of them.