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Add A Little Feng Shui To Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: June 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Add A Little Feng Shui To Your Parry Home

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Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that balances energy and harmony in a space. It is used to make a home vibrant, but also brings in peacefulness. For instance, the office in your Parry home should have vibrant energy, while a bedroom needs soft energy. Feng Shui is a bit different than conventional decoration and you do not need to apply all of the tips, but many of the ideas do make sense when it comes to decorating your new home in Pittsburgh.

The first step in Feng Shui is to declutter. Discard all the things that are piling up in the room and causing it to feel uninviting to you or your visiting Pittsburg neighbors. Be aware how much clutter takes away from the appeal of your new home and also keeps you from doing the things that you need to do.

Once your home is clutter free, you want to make sure the air is fresh and that you have good light coming into the room. If you have heavy drapes on the windows, consider removing them or pulling them away from the window so that light can enter into the room of your Parry home better.

Know what colors suit each room of your home. Red is a strong color that stirs energy, so it would not be good for sleep. For a color this strong, think of the entryway, dining room or home office. Blue is suited better for the bedrooms as well as earth colors like yellow, beige or gray.

Be conscious of the furniture placement in the rooms of your home. Placing a large furniture piece, like a sofa, in the entrance of a room acts like an invisible wall and blocks you from wanting to enter the room. You want the rooms to your feel like you are inviting your guests in, not keeping them out. The beds in the bedrooms of your home should face the doorway so that you are able to see who is entering the room.

Water is also another element used to add a sense of calmness and peace in a room. Think of adding a fountain or fish tank to a room of your home.


There are more in depth ideas found in Feng Shui, but these few ideas make sense from a design perspective and something you may want to consider when designing your Parry home.