Chinese New Year is drawing close, and that only means one thing – joyous celebrations. If you are going to have guests over, this is a great time to redo your home. Hosting guests aside, 2021 signifies the Year of the Metal Ox. Hardworking and methodical, the Ox brings in luck with money! From not washing your hair to taking out the garbage, there are several superstitions linked to holding onto wealth. But another key practice that has been used for centuries to bring luck and overall good energy into our houses is Feng Shui.
What is Feng Shui?
Want to learn how to attract money with Feng Shui? When attempting to change your luck with Feng Shui and attract wealth and prosperity, there are several things you can do based on its essential principles – we’ll cover some of these in this blog.
1. The Commanding Position
Understanding the essential principles of Feng Shui is pivotal when creating good energy in your home this Chinese New Year. One of these is the “Commanding Position”. The commanding position has to face a direction where you can receive optimal positive energy. To facilitate this further, remove all obstacles, clean your doors and windows, and brighten up the entryway.
2. Always Keep Things Clean
In Feng Shui clutter is said to block the flow of incoming positive energy. Therefore, your house must be kept clean. However, as we all know, it is a Chinese New Year tradition to not sweep the floors on the first day of the Lunar year. To ensure your floors remain clean, opt for flooring that is easy to clean and maintain. Vinyl flooring, for example, is easy to clean even if accidents occur. Lacking the grooves and graining, these non-toxic flooring from Floorrich won’t trap any dirt or dust either.
3. Know Your Materials & Colours
Materials are known to affect the Chi energy in the environment. Chi energy, when balanced, gives you vitality, joy and a zest for life. Although there is no right or wrong flooring material or Chinese New Year decoration to have installed in your home, some of these materials can positively influence the space.
A “Yang” material that speeds up Chi in the environment, having stone accents in areas that are not exposed to sunlight, will offer maximum benefit. If stone floors like marble are not ideal for your home, opt for SPC flooring instead. Highly water-resistant and non-toxic, there are other additional benefits of installing HDB SPC flooring.
Including natural elements will not only improve the air quality in your home, but in Feng Shui, wooden elements translate to growth, vitality, and vibrant health. This year, the Year of the Metal Ox, white is the lucky colour. So, why not install white floors like our white oak flooring? Combining an auspicious colour with a calming material, white oak flooring is linked to efficiency and preciseness.
Capable of activating Chi energy, metal helps with clarity and productivity. Since it is the year of the “Metal” Ox, that in itself is a great reason to add metal into your interior.
Best Flooring Option to Consider for Chinese New Year 2021
There are many types of HDB flooring in the market today. From timber flooring to engineered wood flooring, the list is endless when choosing flooring types that will positively affect the Feng Shui of your house. Here are a few to consider in 2021:
Associated with the element of Earth, wooden flooring establishes solidity in your life. Choose from the many types of wood flooring, such as the American walnut wood flooring, and benefit from its grounding energy that supports growth and health.
One of the best non-toxic flooring, vinyl floors are easy to install over existing subfloors. Available in a range of colours, you can experiment with different colours and patterns in each room too!
Like vinyl flooring, HDB SPC flooring is non-toxic and easy to install over existing floors. Changing the Chi energy in the home, the smooth SPC flooring never fails to rejuvenate the environment.