A guide to chandeliers and feng shui

Feng shui has become synonymous in western culture with decorating your home. This is hardly surprising, as this age-old Chinese philosophical system is all about harmonising your space to sustain an open energy flow or ‘chi’.

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By organising your home in accordance with the regulations and rules of feng shui, you will create a well-balanced environment that generates positive vibes.

Chandeliers can work to either boost the chi in your room or, if placed in the wrong location, disrupt it. If you want your chandelier to enhance your chi, here are some ways to ensure your fixture correlates with the feng shui principles.

The connection between feng shui and chandeliers

The two opposite forces of yin and yang originate from the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism. Chandeliers identify with yang energy, powerfully combining the two elements of earth and fire – the electricity or candles represent fire, whereas the glass/woods/metal represent earth.

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Chandeliers made of cheaper materials such as acrylic may look nice and be more affordable; however, they won’t help to generate any vibes, positive or negative. You should also avoid chandeliers with spirals, as these will literally send energy spiralling downwards. Opt for luxury chandeliers from specialists such as http://roccoborghese.com, and keep in mind the following points when selecting a chandelier for a particular room:

Entrance halls and foyers

To create a surge of positive vibes for people when they enter your home, consider big and bright chandeliers in the middle of the room to illuminate the entire space.

Living rooms

The brightness of a chandelier will encourage communication in your living room and communal areas, creating an open environment that will put people at ease. Make sure your chandelier is in a central location.

Dining rooms

This is probably the most common place to hang a chandelier, which is understandable since a dining room is a hub for social interactions. By placing a chandelier above the dining table, you will illuminate your food, encourage your guests to eat, and support the flow of positive energy and communication.

Bedroom and bathrooms

Bedrooms and bathrooms are yin spaces; therefore, you should avoid putting chandeliers in these locations. If you can’t resist, make sure they are small, subtle fixtures and are not placed above your bed or bathtub.