An essential part of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of object placement for bringing good luck, is the constant process of decluttering decorating the home. However a very important thing to remember is that a lot of Feng Shui is quite practical. It is about making your home cozy for the winter.
Here are some practical Feng Shui Tips for the Fall season.
First of all make sure you declutter the place entirely. Get rid of anything to do with summer living. This shows you are willing to live in sync with nature.\
The next thing you should do is to pack away summer clothes. Make sure that your front closet is stored with the things that you need to have around in order to be ready for winter. Bring out shoes and boots and organize them so that they do not obstruct the door. This is bad Feng Shui and causes negative energy to accumulate. Yet another thing to avoid is an umbrella stand by the door. This is considered to be very bad luck.
This is a good time of the year to hang some curtains or swags. Red or orange curtains are best.. Red represents the Chinese Feng Shui element of fire. Red and its fire element symbolize excitement, luck, energy, and passion. Aside from adding a new decorative touches to your home, curtains will also insulate your home in the window area (where most heat escapes). Use decorative tiebacks to drape a bolt of heavy fabric like corduroy, velvet or canvas across the top of your windows. This keeps out the cold. If you use gold or silver tiebacks this can represent money coming into the house. Attaching pulls in the shape of acorns can also symbolize abundance.
Choose greens and yellows to decorate the rest of your home. These make up for a lack of sun and greenery in your life during the coming winter. Specific qualities of green as it relates to Feng Shui are balance, serenity, spiritual and emotional growth, and good health. Use green as one of your Feng Shui colors wherever you wish to promote healing, serenity, motivation, and inspiration,
It is also a time to place space heaters and stoves. If you are buying a new hearth of some kind keep in mind that the best place for it is the Southern sector as it is represented by the color red. Fan based heaters do well in the Southeast prosperity corner of your home. This is symbolic of love and the warmth of the human heart.