People live in new house usually has less concerns
about FengShui than people lives in older houses. Just like a person,
younger people have lesser injuries than the elderly. In an old house, the
previous owner might have a add an extra beam to a certain wall to prevent
it from falling down. Some day we might have to put in new stairs to the
basement. We might even have to build an elevator in side the house
because grandma and her wheel chair is moving in with us. Renovation of the
house also leads to temporary issues. The half-done new fire place has two
protruding corners in the living room. The to be finished walk-in closet
makes the bed room look like missing a corner.
The best advice to such issue is either to start (or finish) a home
improvement project. Extend one-side of the corner to reach the adjacent
wall to make the 'missing' feeling disappear. I am sure your friends and
family will have plenty of ideas regarding exactly how to execute this
There are, certain time, we can not make any change
to the room itself. Here are some ideas you can try.
- Trees are our best friends. Put a rubber tree or
anything with big leaves at the edge of the protruding wall or close
to where the missing corner would be. If you have naughty pets that
enjoy killing plants, hang a spider plant from the ceiling. Some
believes a fake one will do the same trick, I personally do not
- Many people like to put a high power lamp by the supposing
missing corner. This is good if you do not have the patient of taking
care of plants. The best kind are the so called tree-lamp. It has
multiple light bulbs on one lamp pole. This type of lamp allows you to
adjust the individual watts of the bulb and their directions, which
makes it quite practical.
- If you ever paid attention to the mirrors in the
dressing room, you know how great those tri-fold mirrors are.
Get a bi-fold mirror and place it at the corner. You can even buy two
of the cheap mirrors and hinge them together so the mirrors can stand
by themselves. This one is strongly recommended if the missing corner
is on one of your good sectors.