Fengshui affects the life of Chinese people to such an extent
that even furniture is arranged according to Fengshui theory. Most Fengshui
models have no scientific proof. Indeed Fengshui scholars provide little
explanation as to why, for example, the bathroom door should not be in line with
the front gate, and a lot of these models are simply superstition, perhaps
over-emphasized by home designers in order to protect their profession. Below
are some examples of how Fengshui affects housing location and planning.
If the walls around a house are higher than the buildings, then
this will cause a loss of wealth.
The house and walls should be at least two feet apart, or the
owner may never succeed in life.
A willow tree in front of the house will take away any luck that
the owner has.
Pine trees to the west of the house bring wealth. Owners tend to
succeed at work.
Dead trees around a house are bad for the mental health of its
When the doors and windows of two buildings are face to face, a
tree in the middle will dissolve the feeling of hostility.
A house taller than others around it has bad Fengshui and brings
bad luck to its owners.
Homes located at the end of an alleyway have extremely poor
A meandering road in front of a house brings peace and comfort.
A road bending towards the front door brings bad luck. The
occupants tend to suffer from accidents and violence.
The first room one sees upon entering a house should not be the
kitchen or bathroom, otherwise the family will suffer from the loss of fortune.
A living room in the centre brings prosperity.
A bedroom should not have too many corners, or peace within the
family will breakdown.
The bedroom should not be in line with the front door, as this
may lead to a breakdown of trust within the family.
The bedroom should not be filled with flowers, as these will
dominate the atmosphere.
A hallway cutting the house in half will lead to family