When it comes to vacationing, lots of travelers see it as a time to relax and unwind. From downtime by the pool to sharing laughs with family and friends, it’s a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As you plan your next vacation, try taking it up a notch with one of these rental homes that incorporate principles of feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal of feng shui is to balance energies in the home to enhance health, wealth and happiness – what better way to vacation?
This gorgeous rental in Charleston’s Islands, South Carolina, certainly embraces the importance of natural light. In feng shui, windows symbolize your eyes to the world. You won’t have any trouble taking in your surroundings from the comfort of this rental home.
A well-positioned bed
In feng shui, the “commanding position” for the bed is as far away from the bedroom door as possible while still giving you a clear view of the room’s entrance for a sense of security. The sprawling master bedroom in this Charleston’s Islands home fits the bill, with a bed positioned diagonally from the door.
A wooden headboard
Wooden headboards are considered good feng shui because they provide additional strength and support behind your head while you’re sleeping. You’ll catch a sound night’s sleep on Alabama’s Gulf Coast in this stately home, complete with a sturdy headboard in the master (and the ocean views don’t hurt either).
For good feng shui, designers typically choose designs and furniture with smooth corners and more organic lines. Sharp corners are seen to upset harmony in the room. This mid-century modern pad in Palm Springs, California agrees, with soft lines and rounded décor.
The power of plants
Green plants can help bring areas to life and transform the energy in a room. This rental home in Hilton Head Island takes full advantage with greenery incorporated throughout the kitchen, living room and dining room. Outside, moss and ivy help make the pool area more private.
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