Does your home have good feng shui? Find out with our foolproof test, based on tips by expert Dr Zheng Weijian (pictured above).
How to get your score
|1||Give yourself one point for each statement below that applies to your home.|
|2||Read Dr Zheng's descriptions for more information.|
|3 ||Click the button at the bottom and receive your final rating.|
Dr Zheng says ‘Reflections in mirrors change the whole atmosphere of the home and should be avoided in entrance areas, as should dark colours. Having the hallway lighter at the floor, either because of lighting or decoration, inverts the natural positions of heaven and earth, and drives away positive qi. It’s bad luck for people to enter your home and see a clock, which represents the ultimate end, ie death, because the character for clock (钟) is pronounced ‘zhong’, the same as the character for death (终). Having shoes everywhere should be avoided, while using big vases as hallway decorations can lead to romantic relationships.’
Dr Zheng says ‘Mirrors in the dining room reflect food on the table, which symbolises and encourages the doubling of wealth. Different fruits can have specific effects. For example, an orange brings wealth and peaches bring health. A round or square table can positively influence the relationships of the people in the household. It should be made of solid materials and not have any sharp angles.’
Dr Zheng says ‘A mirror in the kitchen can encourage accidents or fires. Having the bathroom away from the kitchen is good feng shui, while having a kitchen floor that’s higher than the living room floor can cause ill health to females in the home and also make you lose money. This is because in feng shui the kitchen belongs to the shangshui (upper water) category. Finally, a window behind a stove may also make you lose money.’
Dr Zheng says ‘Having a bathroom in the centre of a home can cause health problems, while having it opposite those three shang shui rooms can cause loss of money.’
Dr Zheng says ‘A mirror opposite the bed can negatively influence a couple’s relationship and cause nightmares. Bed sheets with triangles or arrows can also disturb a couple’s relationship. A dark light in the bedroom will make their relationship fade, while too strong a light will make them more likely to quarrel. However, adding a valance around the bottom of the bed will lead to harmonious sex life for the couple.'
Dr Zheng says ‘The living room should be close to the front door. If a corridor connects the two, make sure it is tidy and clean. A square or rectangle-shaped room is best. If the living room is L-shaped, separate it using furniture to make two rooms. Don’t put sharp decorations on the wall such as swords, lights, medals or stuffed animals, as they may lead to quarrels.’
Dr Zheng says
‘The living room and balcony stand for fortune in career and business; you should encourage positive qi
, especially if it leads on to the living room. Cluttering the balcony affects the flow of qi