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Practice #hygge every day with Sukhi

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:26:00 PM Europe/Paris

We started thinking more and more about the hygge philosophy of décor. Originally from Denmark, the hygge trend already goes around the world. The Danish word reminds everyone about the moments that create happiness and enjoyment. About the small pleasures of life in a cozy home. Meik Viking, author of the book "The Little Book of Hygge" teaches us a little more about this way of seeing and living life. For him, hygge refers to "creating a pleasant environment" wherever we want. So here are some tips to create a cozy environment.

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Create your moment

Stay in bed a little more during the weekend, read a good book on the couch when it rains outside, wear comfortable clothes to be at home, cover yourself with a soft woolen blanket while you nap, put flowers in the dining room, feel a soft handmade rug under your feet when you step out of bed in the morning, or an old clock of your grandparents in the living room. These are small hygge details, especially the last one: the clock will remind you of people you love and about childhood and the happy moments that you lived while the clock was ticking. The hygge is also about the feeling of connection to our roots.

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Is your moment enticing all senses?

A rich cup of tea to warm our soul stimulates us with its smell and taste and gives us pleasure. The sound of the wood that burns in the fireplace while we look out the window at the falling snow and the warm light the snow brings into the living room is a joy for both the eyes and the ears. Walking barefoot on a soft rug or sitting on it while playing with children is a moment of delight for the tactile sense.

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Disconnect from technology

Something very important in today's world. We spend too much time on the phone or in front of the computer scrolling on social networks and searching thousands of things. Technology can make us feel more alienated than connected. Think of a delicious menu, invite friends to eat at home, prepare the table and food with love. Put some candles with a soft smell and open a good wine. Eat unhurriedly and enjoy the company of the people you love so much. Encourage cheerful conversations and stay away from discussions or topics that can spoil the harmony.

We might often have hygge moments but how many times do we celebrate and enjoy these moments fully?  

The hygge means to be present. To create and live the here and the now. The hygge is being Sukhi! How do you practice slow living and create hygge moments?

 

Photos of the Instagrammers: @ellenlalellen, @easyrelooking and @prinsessepedersen

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Wabi Sabi, hygge, lagom, minimalism: the philosophy beyond your decor

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:15:00 PM Europe/Paris

With increased access to both information and a variety of products, we have started looking at objects of décor beyond their individual beauty. When we choose something for our homes, we choose them according to a philosophy, a set of patterns that we want to see in our spaces.

Today, many of us are familiar with the word Danish "hygge" (pronounced “HUE-gah”) that refers to a ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Some interpret it as the art of creating intimacy. Beyond its linguistic definition, hygge represents a wave in décor: an obsession for candles, for raw wood, and, in general, for everything that is as sweet to our eyes, as is kind to our skin, that creates a feeling or a moment of grace. At Sukhi, we like the hygge because this philosophy is a proposal to slow down the pace of life and to appreciate its simplicity.

Here is a small selection of other philosophies of décor from where we can draw inspiration.

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The details of everyday life in the spotlight. Photo credits: @madialevahm

1. Wabi Sabi, a Japanese art

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that refers to acceptance, and the love for imperfection. Smoothness, coherence, asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity, intimacy. Do you want to integrate the Wabi Sabi style in your home? Keep in mind these three principles: nothing lasts, nothing ends, nothing is perfect. Isn’t that soothing?

2. Lagom, a Scandinavian way of life

In the same spirit of balance and acceptance, the Swedish have developed a different version: the philosophy of lagom. Lagom refers to not too much, not enough, just enough or in a word adequate. For the Scandinavians, lagom is the moderation between not too much and not too little across everything from work-life balance to financial well-being. A form of reasoned conformity, and a sacred sense of the collective good. Apply this concept to your decor, and you will get a relaxing, optimal atmosphere for a good fika, the sacrosanct Swedish coffee break.

3. Minimalism, small homes, and inventiveness in America 

Less but better, this is how we could summarize the trendy minimalist movement in the United States and Australia. Inspired by the Scandinavian and Japanese philosophies, this concept proposes to keep in our homes only what brings value, what is absolutely necessary to our well-being, i.e. the minimum. The mini-houses, the ingenious storage systems and the objects designed with care for intelligent and optimized use are all inspired by the minimalist movement.

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A sober space can be warm when the right elements are highlighted. Photo credits: cuicui-lespetitsoiseaux.fr

At Sukhi, we believe that the objects around you, their material, their color and their origin, contribute to the atmosphere that emerges from your space. That's why we put so much care into producing high quality, equitable, eco-friendly, and fully customizable rugs. So that everyone finds the right one for themselves and their ideal setting. 

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2017 year in review at Sukhi and holiday wishes

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:34:00 PM Europe/Paris

We are about to say goodbye to a year that has been truly great for Sukhi. Throughout these 365 days, we have managed to bring the rugs handmade by our artisans in Nepal, India, Morocco and Turkey to more people from all around the world.

In less than a month we have launched two collections and the feedback we have received so far could not have been better. Bloggers and customers have fallen in love with our products and given their sincere opinion about the work of our artisans. Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to see their reviews.

Hygge style

The team in the Indian workshop has worked hard to bring to life the new designs that the co-founder of Sukhi and textile designer, Nasia Burnet, has created. Through hard work, companionship and fun moments we brought to life the Hygge-style carpets, which travel from India to anywhere in the world without shipping costs for you. This winter our wool carpets from three new Indian collections – braided felt carpets, braided wool carpets, and flatweave carpets – will bring happiness and well-being to their owners.

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Modernized Berber rugs

On the other side of the world, in Morocco, the workshop has been busy as well. These Moroccan carpets take minimum 12 weeks to be finalized and you can imagine the work that the artisans put to make the new pink, grey, brown and round Beni Ourain rugs. Now the website gives anyone the opportunity to design and preview their rug, by choosing from five different colours and five different patterns.

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Sukhi is growing

After two years of connecting artisans to global markets, we feel that we know more about what our clients like. We will continue to listen to your opinions, to improve our services and the life and work conditions of our artisans. Because we are best at creating beautiful carpets and designs that bring the happiness we all seek.

Of course, we thank you for following us every week, for trusting Sukhi and for valuing the work of our team of craft-people. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to create the social impact that we are set to create.

For the next year, we want to continue acting for a more just, prosperous and equal world. A place where opportunities reach everyone and happiness is the constant feeling of every day. In the end, we are all interconnected and we need to take the world forward together. 

Along with our almost 200 artisans from Nepal, Morocco, Turkey and India, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Sukhi 2018!

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Sukhi modernizes traditional Berber rugs

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM Europe/Paris

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  Sukhi modernizes traditional Berber rugs

The social enterprise is the first to offer Beni Ourain rugs in a unique variety of colors, patterns, and shapes. Customers can use Sukhi’s online tools to design their own product. Each rug is handmade by female artisans in Morocco who are offered fair wages and good working conditions. 

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Customize your own Berber rug online

Beni Ourain rugs bring luxury, comfort, and warmth to any room. These traditional Berber rugs are made from sheep wool in the Atlas Mountains, giving customers a natural, comfortable rug under their feet. Sukhi’s website offers customers the opportunity to design and preview their rug by choosing from five different colors and five different patterns. Beni Ourain rugs can also be ordered with or without fringes and can be made in any size. Sukhi is unique in offering Berber rugs with so many custom options.

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Sukhi is first to offer round Beni Ourain rugs

This past summer, Sukhi’s team in Morocco was carefully trained on how to make round Berber rugs. A rare skill held by few. Enabling Sukhi to now offer round Beni Ourain rugs to its customers; a true innovation. These round rugs can also be customized according to customers’ color and pattern specifications.

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New video shows social impact

Sukhi recently launched a beautiful new video that shows how and where artisans handcraft Beni Ourain rugs. Three artisans share their stories and how working for Sukhi has improved the quality of their lives and of their families.

Each rug is handmade by a woman in Morocco who receives 2-3 times more pay than the average regional worker. Artisans can work from home, supporting themselves and allowing their children to get an education. Once the artisan has finished the rug, customers can find her name on the label and send her an email to thank her for her beautiful work.

 

About Sukhi

Handmade rugs direct from the makers. In Nepali, Sukhi means happy. Sukhi wants to make people happy: artisans who make our rugs, their families, and our customers. People buy Sukhi rugs knowing that they receive a great handmade rug and that they are buying directly from the person who created it. Sukhi brings happiness and quality authentic rugs to homes anywhere in the world. Visit www.Sukhirugs.com for more information. 

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What you need for comfy, cosy spaces for winter

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:57:04 AM Europe/Paris

With the start of December, winter has reared its head, and some places around the world are now in the thick of it. For many of us, home is where we spend most of our time in winter, hunkering down, cooped up, hiding away from the cold. But it doesn’t have to be a drag. 

If you’re staying indoors, you might as well make it stylish! Here are a few tips for creating the perfectly comfy, cosy space you’ll feel warm and fuzzy about calling home the rest of winter.

Throws

Who doesn’t love a blanket to wrap themselves around when its freezing outside? Well, there’s no reason to limit yourself to just one. The more throws the better, especially in winter. This also gives you the option of adding natural wool to stay toasty!

Drapes

Dressing the room in beautiful drapes can go a long way. Not only do they provide a layer of insulation to help keep your space nice and warm, they also allow for one more opportunity to customize your room to perfection. Consider a pop of colour on the treatments to keep things light and bright on dreary days. Winter décor in whites gives the space a welcoming feel.

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Gather Round

Sometimes creating a warm space is as simple as bringing pieces in your room closer together. If you have a hearth, make it your focal point. No one will complain about getting close to a wonderful, roaring fire. If not, make the bed or sofa the focal point. This makes gatherings all the cosier and inviting. 

Rugs

Cold floors have no place in a comfy space. Of course, what’s a room without a natural wool rug? We suggest a lovely winter white felt ball rug, but any colour will do! Choose a rug that adds warmth and texture, and makes chilly toes a thing of the past.

Tasty Treats

There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate while also warming up with a blanket! If you’re making hot chocolate, try sprucing it up with a bit of peppermint, chocolate shavings, or marshmallows. But why stop with beverages? Consider spoiling that sweet tooth with cookies, brownies, or any freshly baked goods. Not only will they taste great, but they’ll fill your home with wonderful scents.

It may be hard to savour these cold months. Consider these tips to keep you from shivering and make your home a winter-friendly place. Oh, and don’t forget about Sukhi Clearance sale, to get your Sukhi rug before Christmas!

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It’s a #thankfulseason: from Sukhi artisans to the world and back

Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:53:28 PM Europe/Paris

With Thanksgiving this end of November, we are entering the holiday season which is about gratitude, love, and thanksgiving. Many studies show that recognizing and giving attention to what you are grateful for improves both your health and happiness. It helps people connect with something bigger than themselves by focusing on what they have to be grateful for rather than getting caught up in the little things that can put a negative spin on our everyday perspective. Furthermore, it is important to share this gratitude with others as it brings joy to their lives, encourage others to do the same, and create a connection with those around us.    

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Pushpa, one of our artisans in India, joined in and shared her thankfulness for having a job that allows her to work from home and take care of her family at the same time.   

Here at Sukhi we believe gratitude and thankfulness is extremely important and we think it is something to be shared. We see the power of sharing gratitude everyday. Our artisans, employees, and customers connect through beautiful rugs that we hope create a better world. We want to thank everyone for supporting Sukhi’s work and mission to impact lives with high quality wool rugs. During this holiday season we want to shed light on and encourage the act of giving gratitude and ask you to join in.  

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Here is how you can join! 

1) Try to find one thing each day you are grateful for in your life.

2) Snap an Instagram photo or write on our Facebook page that sheds light on what you are grateful for.

3) Share it on social media with the hashtag #thankfulseason; and don’t forget to tag someone’s name in it if your gratitude includes them!

4) We’ll be collecting and re-sharing your posts through the next month to help spread the grateful spirit.  

Our customers have the opportunity to share their thankfulness and appreciation with our artisans through our Meet the Team pages. It’s a unique way to bring people together through gratitude from all around the world.

Karen, one Sukhi customer who bought a patchwork rug: “I want to say a really big thank you for all your work making the rug which I bought for my daughter. I truly appreciate the amount of work which has gone into making a rug like this. I am in awe of your work. Thank you.”

Let’s share our gratitude and thankfulness with each other this season! 

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Sukhi launches ‘Hygge’ Indian carpet collections

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM Europe/Paris

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 Sukhi launches ‘Hygge’ Indian carpet collections

Sukhi launches three new Indian carpet collections. Each carpet is made from 100% wool and enhances the Hygge vibe in any room. The carpets are handmade and support Indian artisans who are paid fair wages. They help to preserve the timeless carpet making traditions in India.

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Warm and cozy carpet designs

Sukhi has developed three Indian carpet collections for winter: braided felt carpets, braided wool carpets, and flat weave carpets. The new collections join the list of handmade, customized products already available on Sukhi’s website. All carpets are made from 100% wool, and provide ultimate comfort and luxury to any room in the house.

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Customers may be intrigued by these warm and fluffy designs due to dropping temperatures, or the latest trend of making your home as cozy as possible. Hygge, a Scandinavian term describing living life in a cozy and intimate fashion, has become a sweeping trend around the globe. Sukhi’s co-founder, Nasia Burnet, caught onto this trend early. “The latest additions to our Indian carpet collections are a response to customers who want the ultimate warmth and coziness,” she says. “What is more Hygge than a warm, wooly rug in your room?”

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One-of-a-kind collection

Sukhi also launches a new collection with five one-of-a-kind Indian carpets, providing customers with more unique and modern options. The carpets can be made into any size, with some beautiful colors available. No matter which design, color, or type of carpet is chosen, it will be handmade with love by artisans.one of a kind designs 

New short documentary about Indian carpet makers

The warmth of Sukhi carpets doesn’t just come from a high-quality wool. Each purchase benefits artisans in India. On Sukhi’s website, customers can watch a new short video about the production of Sukhi carpets in India. And see the positive impact the social enterprise has for its artisans and their communities. Sukhi works directly with men and women in India, providing job training, fair wages, and the opportunity to work from home. This direct relationship not only cuts costs and middlemen, but it also assures an improved quality of life for Sukhi’s artisans. The benefits extend to the artisans’ family and community; they can keep their children in school.


About Sukhi

Handmade rugs direct from the makers. In Nepali, Sukhi means happy. Sukhi wants to make people happy: artisans who make our rugs, their families, and our customers. People buy Sukhi rugs knowing that they receive a great handmade rug and that they are buying directly from the person who created it. Sukhi brings happiness and quality authentic rugs to homes anywhere in the world. Visit www.sukhirugs.com for more information. 

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Autumn inspiration for home decor from four countries

Monday, October 9, 2017 9:38:49 AM Europe/Paris

The colours of autumn are more than just beautiful. They inspire the colours in our homes! 

There is something special about autumn and the beautiful colours that it graces us with. From the reds, yellows, and oranges to unique and unexpected combinations, autumn colours give it its amazing atmosphere. Today we’re going to share a few colour combinations of the autumn season that can inspire us to decorate our homes.

Apple cider colour combo with a touch from Turkey

This is a more traditional autumn colour combination. The beauty and glorious aroma of apples is such a special part of the autumn months and the natural colour combinations that apples have are so inspiring! You have the beautiful reds and greens from the apple trees and also the cinnamon brown and orange colours that come in the homemade apple cider: YUMMY. With these colours, the Nehir patchwork rug from Turkey is perfect to start with when bringing the cinnamon, apple flavour into our home.

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The hues of autumn mornings with a touch from Morocco

There is something special about the crisp, foggy mornings that greet us daily in autumn. And the colour inspiration they carry is just as extraordinary. With the grey, blue fog that rolls in over the berry red and coral leaves, we are left with a sense of awe. The Khadija Beni Ourain rug is like the low fog that rolls in, morning after morning during these autumn months. And a warm cup of coffee to enjoy in the morning is the perfect inspiration to add a warm neutral to this colour palette. 

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Crazy purple autumn hues with a touch from Nepal

We don’t usually associate purple with autumn. Think of the purple grapes that get ripped during this season and the purple hues that mix their way into the tree leaves. Add a bit of purple to the typical autumn tones and you’ll find a beautiful colour palette perfect for a room. The Henna felt ball rug from Nepal, a 100% wool rug handmade in Kathmandu, is a bold autumn touch.

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Autumn neutrals with a touch from India

Finally, you would be surprised by how many beautiful neutrals also fill the months of autumn: from the nuts, to the wheat that we harvest, to the tree branches that peak through as the leaves begin to fall. The neutrals are the solid colours that carry us from one season to another. Take some advice from nature and add neutrals to your home, such as the Ayush woolen loop rug from India. The rug creates a luxurious, warm and cosy feeling that keeps a room grounded and beautiful. 

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We have shared some of our favourite autumn colour combinations. What are some colour combos that you love during this season? Which Sukhi handmade rug inspires your favourite autumn hues?

Photo credits: sources from Pinterest

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DIY with Sukhi: design your own, one-of-a-kind custom rug

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:22:00 PM Europe/Paris

At Sukhi, anyone can design their handmade rugs online. Bring a splash of colour in your home, regardless of the decoration style you want. Aside from the wide array of colours you can now choose patterns, size and shape with a user-friendly interface and a preview function.

Our website is equipped with many significant features that will allow anyone to create custom rugs in a timely manner. After choosing the pattern you prefer and selecting the most suited colour combinations, you will be able to view how your rugs will look using the preview function of the design tool. This way you can always know whether you need to make further adjustments.

Round, rectangle, small, large, extra large, wool, Beni Ourain, cut-felt or felt-ball rugs, you can now choose what you like. This means you can custom make your rug for your home style in a unique way without any additional fees.

Here is where to look:

1. Custom cut felt carpets from India
2. Custom Beni Ourain carpets from Morocco
3. Custom felt ball carpets from Nepal

Sukhi makes these rugs from 100 percent pure wool of a superior quality that is directly imported from New Zealand, under the careful and attentive guidance of experts. Furthermore, we choose naturally-dyed bright colours that are chemicals-free, being fully protected by a layer that will not permit dirt or water to penetrate the fibers. Children will also enjoy the great comfort these customized rugs provide.

Custom wool rugs are soft and have a very cushiony texture, which makes them great for any room of the home. They are also nice to walk on or even sit on, so they offer a nice addition to your home decor.

Designing your own custom felt ball rug is an exciting process, you want to select a rug that complements the room. This includes choosing one or more of the 1 to 65 colour choices and 1 of the 9 different patterns.

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These tools allow you to create a unique and colourful rug for your home. You can even create patterns with your rug and incorporate bright colours, to create an interesting and attractive appeal. 

Believe it or not, the actual creation process requires nothing more than wool and hard work. It is amazing to imagine somebody putting together weeks of work for one of these rugs. Artisans in Morocco, Nepal and India truly have a unique skill.

Beyond the easy-to-use user interface and convenience, Nasia Burnet, founder of and textile designer at Sukhi, is always happy to help you make the best choices in terms of colours, shape and size.

“I always enjoy the challenge of helping customers find the best design and colours for their rugs. Every client has a unique personality and different expectations, and I think that delivering a product which can suit individual needs is demanding, yet extremely enjoyable, whether we talk about a handmade rug. You never know how the final result will look like, and finding that out is always thrilling,” says Nasia. 

The design tool available on Sukhi and Nasia’s support will enable you to discover the immense pleasure of creating your very own custom rug in minutes! You will never have to deal with searching for the best-designed rug in your local store for hours, as you will be able to design it yourself in the shortest time. 

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To spread the basics of the Feng Shui artistry of home decor, we created a short series of three articles. If you missed the first two, you may want to start with the first article about the energy of colours, and continue to the basic notions of how to map your home using the most effective tool in the Feng Shui,  the Bagua map.

Shortly, in the first article, “Feng Shui for beginners: energies of colour”, we learned how the flow of energy, chi, expresses through one of the most powerful tools in Feng Shui: colour. Colours correspond to the five Elements: WOOD, WATER, METAL, FIRE AND EARTH. By knowing what each element brings into your home, you can decide what energy you want to create in your space and, thus, what colours to use.

In the second article, Feng Shui for beginners: the energy map of your home we learned how to make a map of your home using the the Bagua mapping system.

We got familiar with how the Bagua map looks and how it works when we apply it in our own home. First step was to print the map, then place it at the entrance of the home with the North point coinciding with the entrance and then visualize how the Bagua fits in your home.  

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After deciding which elements and life areas are most suitable for each part of your home, you were able to make a diagnosis: in which areas in your home you want to bring fresh and positive energy, in accordance with the Bagua map. The purpose is to make each area strong in order to achieve your full potential in all areas of your life: career, family, knowledge, reputation, love etc. 

In this article today, we go deeper on the knowledge of the Bagua, through the 8 Feng Shui areas, their Element and their characteristics, for a practical use.

The 8 Feng Shui areas explained

North Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Career and Life Path areas

Feng Shui Element: Water

Colors: Blue and Black

Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the North area in the Bagua Map.
  2. Add water elements. Stretch your imagination: it can be art paintings, fabrics, pillows, rugs, curtains, wallpapers. Having an actual water fountain is very beneficial: it has a calming effect and bring fresh energy in the area. Use strong elements that will make this area distinctive and with plenty of good energy.
  3. Use more blue and black for the water elements. Painting a wall in these colours is tricky and is not suitable for some rooms, such as the bedroom. Choose a lighter tone of blue.
  4. Wood weakens water, and metal strengthens water, so make sure you avoid the wooden and green tones in this area.
  5. The Water elements is enhanced by using mirrors. In Feng Shui the mirrors are highly recommended, as they can change the flow of energy.

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Northeast Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Knowledge and Skills areas

Feng Shui Element: Earth

Colors: Sand, Beige, Yellow

Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Northeast area in the Bagua Map.
  2. The northeast area is an area for cultivating knowledge, skills and spiritual growth. The Earth and Fire are the nourishing elements, they balance the energies and strengthen the Feng Shui energy in this life area.
  3. Add expressive spiritual art that resonates with your inner self, in earth tones of sand, skin tones, gold, beige and warm yellow: statues, paintings, decor accessories. Use earthy colours and yellow crystals and Chinese traditional items in these tones and salt rock lamps.
  4. Include the fire element: set up a fireplace, light up some candles, use art and wallpapers of sunsets and fire, in tones of orange and red. Painting a focal wall in an earthly tone is considered to be very beneficial.

East Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Family and Health areas

Feng Shui Element: Wood

Colors: Brown and Green

Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the East area in the Bagua Map.
  2. This area is associated with family and physical, emotional and spiritual health. We acknowledge our family roots through our ancestors and elders to strengthen the relationship with our family members. Therefore, it is recommended to display your family pictures in this room.
  3. Use the wood element by adding vibrant and large plants and herbs, wooden furniture and mixing different tones of green and brown on pillows, rugs, curtains, blankets and displaying beautiful artwork with nature, landscapes, flowers. Use green and brown crystals and Chinese traditional items in these tones. Paint a focal wall in a sweet tone of green or brown.
  4. Choose vertical elements for this area: plants that grow vertically, like bamboo, pillars, a long mirror with wooden frame and anything else that creates a sense of height.

Southeast Bagua area

Life Area: brings luck in your Prosperity and Abundance areas

Feng Shui Element: Wood

Colors: Brown and Green

Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Southeast area in the Bagua Map.
  2. If you need more financial security or you want to add a flow of money in your life, strengthening the energy in this area through Feng Shui will improve the energy of prosperity, abundance and material and emotional wealth.
  3. Choose the same green and brown items recommended for the East Bagua area: best through wood and green plants.
  4. Add items that enrich the space: golden items, coins, vases, chandeliers, crystals, silk, luxurious plants, and exquisite wooden furniture, large vertical mirror with golden frame – anything that makes this area look rich and precious.

South Bagua area

Life Area: brings luck in your Fame & Reputation areas

Feng Shui Element: Fire

Colors: Red, Purple, Pink, Deep Orange and Intense Yellow

Home Decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the South area in the Bagua Map.
  2. We are in the area of Fire: work on this area of your home if you want reputation and fame in your life, to have success and recognition or to increase your popularity and public image, especially if you to become a known personality.
  3. To “fire up” this space, set up a fireplace, use candles and lightning, wallpaper and artwork with intense sunsets, sun and fire in general. Prefer items in pyramid/triangle shape. Choose rugs, curtains, blankets, pillows and accessories in tones of red, purple, pink, deep orange and intense yellow. Use crystals in these colours.
  4. Display anything that sends you to the idea of success: diplomas, awards, photography, trophies, artwork.

Southwest Bagua area

Life Area: brings luck in your Love and Relationships areas

Feng Shui Element: Earth

Colors: Sand, Beige, Yellow

Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Southwest area in the Bagua Map/
  2. This area is dedicated for all relationship types, be it family, partner, marriage, coworkers or friends. Enhancing this area improves the personal relationship with your partner, nourishing a healthy interaction, more romance and tranquility in the relationship. It also brings new romantic opportunities for the single ones.
  3. The Earth is the nourishing element, balancing the energies and strengthening the Feng Shui energy in this life area.
  4. Use earth tones of sand, skin tones, gold, beige and warm yellow: statues, paintings, decor accessories, on the rugs, curtains, blankets, pillows. Use earthy colours and yellow crystals and rose quartz, Chinese traditional items in these tones, yin yang pictures and salt rock lamps.
  5. Display anything that inspires romance for you and expresses the energy of love: candles, flowers, photography.

West Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Creativity and Children areas

Feng Shui Element: Metal

Colors: White, Gray, Silver, Metallic

Home decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the West area in the Bagua Map.
  2. This area is dedicated to creativity, happy and healthy children, fun, life, joyfulness and freedom. If you are an artist or want to develop your artistic side, enhancing this area helps enhancing your creativity. It helps improve the relationship with your children, to express your supportive side for them. It is also beneficial if you are about to have a child.
  3. This part is ruled by the Metal element, so metal items from copper, brass, aluminum, silver, bronze for home decor will open up the energy for this area: bells, mirrors with metal frame, spiritual statues, metal wall hangings, dishes, artwork. Do choose round shapes.
  4. Use decor items like pillows, rugs, blankets, curtains in tones of white, gray, skin tone, gold, silver, metallic and earth tones (Earth nourishes Metal). Paint a focal wall in one of these tones. Add crystals, artwork and Chinese traditional items in the same colours.
  5. Display anything that makes you feel freedom, youth, playfulness, joy and happiness, such as your children photos, artwork and toys.

Northwest Bagua Area

Life Area: brings luck in your Travel & Helpful People areas

Feng Shui Element: Metal

Colors: White, Gray, Silver, Metallic

Home Decor:

  1. Identify the area of your home that coincides with the Northwest area in the Bagua Map.
  2. This area is all about perfect timing and opportunities, networking and human relationships. To be in the right place, with the right people, in the right time. If you want to travel the world, attract the best opportunities and meet the right people, this is the area to improve. It is the place where you can be grateful and count your blessings.
  3. Follow the same recommendations as in the West Bagua Area governed by the Metal Element. In this case, prefer the Oval shape for the home decor items.
  4. Display photography and other items related to the places you want to travel to. Add photography, artwork, books and statues of the spiritual guides that inspire you. They are your benefactors. Display photography or items that remind you of the people who helped you in your life.

Now you are fully prepared to start creating the perfect energy in your home right away! Which area of your life do you want to enhance using the Feng Shui elements? Which Sukhi rugs would fit your area according to Feng Shui principals?

 

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