Guest Author - Carol M. Olmstead
This year, add a little Halloween Feng Shui into your “witch’s brew” to assure a fun and festive holiday for the whole family. Halloween Feng Shui involves liberal use of the colors orange and black, decorating your front entrance, adding lighting to balance the natural "darkness" of this holiday, and displaying spooky animals and cobwebs.
Here are five of my favorite Halloween Feng Shui decorating tips.
1. Use the Color Orange
It’s natural to use lots of the orange color in your holiday color scheme, but did you know it's also good Halloween Feng Shui? That's because orange is a Fire Element color in Feng Shui that is also called the “social color.” So using lots of orange decorations naturally promotes lively conversation, which helps create a festive Halloween for the whole family.
2. Decorate Your Entrance with the Color Black
The front entrance is the primary place to decorate for Halloween, and the best place for the color black. Black is the Water Element color that represents the flow on energy. Hang black wind chimes to “call” the good energy to your front door and welcome all those “monsters” who come to trick or treat. Either black chimes or choose plain wooden ones and paint them black. You can also hang an inexpensive round mirror in a black metal frame to the right of your front door so your spooky guests can see their reflection.
3. Set the Mood with Lighting
Lighting is one of the major tools of Feng Shui, and for Halloween Feng Shui this means decorating your bushes with orange and black lights, and of course displaying a lighted jack-o-lantern near your door. Keep the porch light on to encourage goblins and ghosts to choose your house, and help your own little trick or treaters find their way home with their treats. You can also light the path to your home with Halloween-inspired luminarias. Find these in craft stores or create them using paper lunch bags, votive candles, and sand. For your Halloween party, use orange bulbs in some lamps and overhead fixtures for a unique Halloween Feng Shui effect. You can also light your Halloween party with black, orange, white, or metallic colored candles. Just be sure to avoid displaying these colors in your bedroom or in the Love/Relationship area of your home.
4. Hang Cobwebs
Halloween is the one time that cobwebs are considered positive Feng Shui because they help create a festive and fun event. Normally, cobwebs around your front door or outdoor furniture represent being so stuck that you are unable to move forward. So remember to quickly remove all webs from around the outside and inside of your home after Halloween -- and dust away the real cobwebs as well.
5. Display Animal Symbols
Owls, bats, and ravens are perfect Halloween Feng Shui symbols. Outdoors, display owls by your front door facing all the trick-or-treaters “whoo” knock on your door, and inside place them in windows, ominously peering out. Ravens are another mysterious and powerful Halloween Feng Shui symbol because their deep black color represents mystery, and their legendary powerful yet macabre presence makes them a spooky and creepy surprise.
Your Halloween fun will be so much better if you thoroughly clear the clutter before you decorate for the holiday to remove negative energy and renew your home for the season. And after Halloween be sure to clear out all the candy clutter after your children pick out their favorites.
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