Feng Shui is popular amongst a large group of fans from all around the world these days.
When most people hear the term mentioned, they automatically think it's about moving your furniture around so it's facing in a certain direction.
Although that isn't completely false, Feng Shui has to do with much more than that. If all they say is true it could have a positive impact on your life.
Chandeliers play a role in Feng Shui, so let's look at some little things you should know.
For anyone who doesn't know, if you were to translate chi into English it could be described as life force energy. You want as much of that energy to come into your home as possible, and to attract it you should hang a chandelier in your hallway as close to your front door as possible. When you open the door and the light hits the glass or crystals, the chi will be drawn into your home and will increase the amount of energy already inside.
The types of chandeliers UK homes are typically accustomed to normally wouldn't apply here, because they're usually small enough to walk underneath without any problems. You need to be careful when you decide to go for something much bigger and heavier, as you'll need to avoid walking underneath it due to the energy radiating out and pressing down into the ground below. If you do want a large grand chandelier, hang it over a table so you don't walk underneath it accidentally.
If you hang your chandeliers anywhere in between the north and west, the energy coming from the light will help the men and children staying in the house. Women don't need to worry about where they're hanging as they will benefit from them being anywhere. If you're interested in material wealth and success, you should hang them in the north-east and south-west corners of your rooms. These corners will also help bring harmony to your family too.
The bedroom is one of the most popular places to hang a chandelier, and it will create a lot of energy when you have one. The only thing you need to avoid is hanging one over your bed, which also happens to be where most get placed. The way you can avoid ruining the chi if your chandelier is above your bed is by putting a canopy in between them if you have enough room. It means smaller chandeliers would be better suited to the bedroom, if you must place one over the bed. For more on chandeliers in the bedroom read our blog post on bedroom chandelier lighting tips
The earth energy created by chandeliers is perfect for helping to fix things of an opposite nature. Although you'll have lots of them in your home, none will be as important as your relationship. A man and woman are considered the opposite of each other, so chandeliers will prevent problems between the two of you. That might be a good excuse to put chandeliers in as many rooms as possible so you don't end up in too many fights.
Even though Feng Shui has lots of followers, there are a lot more doubters for obvious reasons.
Luckily if it's something you want to believe in it doesn't matter what anyone else says, and you should follow the tips above.
At the end of the day, chandeliers will improve the energy in your home whether it has to do with Feng Shui or not.