The feng shui expert will analyze all aspects of your home or property but there are several key areas to focus on and the entrance/foyer area of the home or business is at the top of the list.
The flooring in this key area must be fluid and create an immediate sense of depth. Your visitors will naturally feel drawn into your entrance hall. The flooring in the foyer should never dramatically change color or pattern but have a continuous fluid appearance.
Next we look at flooring and room compatibility, which considers the size and shape of the room and ceiling height. Rooms with vaulted or high volume ceilings where the wall color is light can benefit from darker shades of flooring. A darker flooring color anchors the energy in the room and will create an atmosphere of balance and stability. Sometimes people will not gather for long periods of time in a room where the the space feels empty and hollow. Architecturally, when this is the case the flooring choice can compensate for this.
Lighter shades of flooring with minimal design are the most suitable for smaller spaces or lower ceilings.
Split-levels or disjointed floor plans will benefit the most by using one color of flooring. In feng shui, we correct problematic floor plans that may lack flow by carrying one or two design elements throughout the house to create continuity and flow.
Flooring choices have a tremendous impact on the feng shui of a home or business. The flooring must never dominate the space but be compatible with the room. Using natural materials and color choices that represent nature is a trend that is growing. People don’t grow tired of a natural palette and they like feeling more connected to the natural world.
Flooring must suit your lifestyle; if you have a high traffic environment durable low maintenance flooring is the best feng shui choice. Feng shui aims to create harmony and a high maintenance flooring choice with growing children in a home will have an impact on your daily life. Commercial grade carpets are designed so beautifully now I think they make a great choice for flooring in a home where there is a lot of traffic.
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