Hopefully when a person thinks about family, they feel warm and loved unconditionally. We all know that unfortunately that isn’t always the case. If you feel like your family and home could stand to be more accommodating to the goals you have in mind for your family, it may be time to consider joining forces with Feng Shui and family life will improve quickly and your time at home will be that much more satisfying and fulfilling. Many people believe that the ancient practice of Feng Shui is difficult to master and takes a lot of time to successfully achieve good results. In all truthfulness, any attempt to harness the serenity and balance of a Feng Shui home is a step in the right direction. Like any new idea, the longer you practice the principles, the easier the process becomes. So without further ado, here are some ways that you can begin to create the family friendly, healing environment you have always wanted for yourself and your loved ones.

The first thing to do is establish which areas of the home are designated for family use. That wasn’t really hard right. The living, family, dining rooms, and kitchen are the most influential rooms in the house for families. It makes sense that these spaces should be the focus of your attention with your Feng Shui and family attempts. Each aspect of life is represented by color and elements. For family purposes, the color green is the most beneficial. Green symbolizes all things growing. It stands to reason that green would symbolize family as it is always growing and evolving into something larger. You don’t have to have every surface of the family areas covered in green to reap the rewards of this color. Accents of green throw pillows or well cared for house plants in the family spaces will work wonders. If green simply won’t work or you want something different, blue or black are excellent choices.

Now that we have the correct Feng Shui colors in place, it’s time to take a look at the elements of the family. In Feng Shui and family symbolism, wood and water are the elements you need to pay attention to. Once again, like green, both are connected to the idea of being alive and growing. Again, these don’t have to dominate every nook and cranny. There are simple ways to use both elements to improve the family balance in your home. Photos of happy family events are most welcome in these spaces. Frame them in wood frames to fulfill the need for the wood element in the family areas. If it is possible to have a water fountain in the family related regions of the home, great, if not, the use of mirrors represents water and works just as well for these purposes. If you are using a water fountain, it is imperative that the fountain and the water always be clean and well maintained.

With the general elements of wood and water, you can get more creative than just picture frames and mirrors. The idea is for the space you create to have elements of all of the family members ensuring their comfort in the home and within the family. Wooden furniture is a pretty way to incorporate that element into the family room. Plants and potted trees are excellent ways to create a living, chi friendly environment where you can build the type of family balance you have always wanted. With the huge variety of plants and potted trees available for indoor use, you can have the essential elements in place without sacrificing your personal tastes and style. The goal is have a space that reflects the unity of the family.

Other good objects to include in your family rooms are any items that represent family unity or belief. For some that may include religious icons or ancestral symbols. Any object that represents the family lineage, like a genealogy chart or old pictures of long gone relatives are unifying for every member of the family. Feng Shui and family memorabilia will have everyone at peace and feeling clearly that they belong.

All of your careful planning and decorating won’t change a thing if you don’t make sure your home is free of all clutter and unnecessary items. Good chi needs order and space to flow through a home and a lot of clutter hinders the process. Establish good family habits of cleaning together. Before you know it, everyone will be pitching in to help. Serenity and balance are essential parts of Feng Shui and family life.

Any family would benefit from including Feng Shui in their homes creation. The smooth, comforting flow of positive chi will bath every member in calming, relaxing energy. You won’t be able to help establishing a deeper, more unified connection with Feng Shui and family working together.

Author's Bio: 

Candace Czarny “Award Winning” Interior Designer, Subtle Energy Expert and author of the best selling “20 Minute Feng Shui” is launching her newest work “The Master’s Secret Key” at www.TheMastersSecretKey.com/tmsk , a short work design to inspire the reader to self-empowerment.
She has been inspiring and educating people on line with her web site www.ArtOfPlacement.com since 1994. Her site is constantly ranked in the top 10 of Google and Yahoo and she has developed a loyal following.
Her passion is “creating a paradigm evolution, where people believe that creating their environment is the key to creating the life they desire.”
Candace Czarny is the president of Wind & Water, Inc. She has more than 30 years’ experience in interior and “Green” design, facilities and project management and Feng Shui.
Candace has practiced interior design since 1973 and received her Degree in Interior Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) in 1977. She is a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer and a Professional Member of ASID. She is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). She is responsible for the Design of the First “Gold” LEED Certified building in the State of Arizona. She has also received the Design in Excellence Award from the Arizona chapter of ASID and the Best of the Best Award in Sedona.
In addition to her scholastic studies, Candace apprenticed with Feng Shui Master and Shaman Cuneo for 5 years. Her studies consisted of field work and daily training in the oral tradition. Her training comes from a global perspective of esoteric sciences and incorporates: Landform and Black Sect Feng Shui, Hawaiian Huna, European Geomancy, Native American and South American Energy Sciences. She teaches practical, accurate, in-depth energy principles with creative and modern applications. Her clients have testified of dramatic results using Candace’s advice from romance to business.