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Follow the principles of feng shui to make a room more comfortable

These reiki love stones are one way to relax with feng-shui. Choosing peaceful window treatments also help.

These reiki love stones are one way to relax with feng-shui. Choosing peaceful window treatments also help.

Some people go to great lengths to make sure that their rooms are as peaceful and relaxing as possible. Those who do this using the principles of feng shui will understand that keeping a room as clutter free and basic as possible will help to maintain mental clarity. One of the fundamental components of this practice is choosing a color scheme that reflects tranquility.

According to the feng shui wheel of colors, passive hues, rather than active ones, are the most relaxing. These are paler blues and greens, or even just plain white, that evoke the feeling of being pleased, subdued or calmed.

If you choose a color on the active end of the color wheel, such as a darker blue or a red, it may evoke unpleasant feelings of aggression or unhappiness that are typically unwelcome in a place where you are trying to escape.

For family rooms, the best bet is to choose a single color and stick with it. A pale blue wash over all of the walls, fixtures, furniture and window treatments will provide a uniformity that will keep your mind at ease. Since these kinds of spaces are meant to be enjoyed by the inhabitants of the household, there is no need to go to great lengths in decorating for guests. A family room doesn't have to be glamorous since casual decor will make it a place you'd like to put your feet up.

Sheer curtains are perfect for this environment as they are light and airy – just like the mood you are hoping to establish. Pair them with your pale blue walls, and let the breeziness wash over you.