Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is one of the most important holidays across China and the Asian diaspora. With celebrations typically lasting fifteen consecutive days, this year’s Lunar New Year began on February 1st, initiating the Year Of The Water Tiger. Occurring every 60 years, the Water Tiger embodies ambition, competitive spirit, and bravery.
As we progress into the Year of the Tiger, start strong and bring about a positive chi by making subtle changes to your home to create a good feng shui. While some home layouts are more desirable than others, there are ways to adjust the space you already have to achieve a better balance. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at these four homes that radiate uplifting, harmonious energy, and boast excellent coastal feng shui.
According to feng shui principles, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. To achieve optimal feng shui, keeping things light, bright, and clean like the kitchen in this exquisite coastal home is essential. The stove should also be located in a commanding position, meaning one can see all who enter their kitchen while cooking. If your current stove is not ideally positioned, consider adding a mirror that allows you to see the areas behind you while preparing a meal.
The primary bathroom of this serene residence is the epitome of a soothing, luxurious spa, aligning with the traditional feng shui principle that a bathroom should create the ultimate escape for relaxing, cleansing, and rejuvenating. Ideally, the mirror should not face the door, and the bathroom should offer abundant natural light, incorporate natural materials such as stone or marble, and include multiple green plants.
The living room layout is crucial for optimal feng shui, as it’s vital to boost positive energy flow in heavily used spaces. Like the stove in a kitchen, the couch should be in a commanding position, facing the main entryway to the room but away from the wall. It’s also crucial to incorporate positive photos and paintings while taking advantage of natural light, which this extraordinary oceanfront home does well.
This ocean-view primary suite is a great example when it comes to creating good feng shui in the bedroom. It’s important to make sure to pick neutral colors, create symmetry, add vibrant green plants, and avoid clutter. The design and layout of a bedroom are believed to have an immense impact on your sleep, so feng shui principles insist on creating a peaceful environment to promote better overall health and aging well.
Feng shui is all about balancing the elements of wood, metal, earth, water, and fire. If the Lunar New Year has inspired you to bring more balance into your home, click here to find more Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty properties that boast exceptional coastal feng shui.