5 Stylish Feng Shui No-No’s

Jun 7, 2013 | Feng Shui 101


I am not one to say that anything is unquestionably “bad” feng shui, but there are certain principles you just can’t ignore in the name of having a home with great vibes that supports your dreams.  I thought it would be fun to round up five really cool looking, ultra-stylish  feng shui mishap rooms and see if you can guess why they are a bit off…

How about the living room above full of gorgeous textures and bright styling? Let’s call it room A.


Room B. Stylish, right? What do you think is off here?  (technically there are three big things, but only one is truly bad feng shui)

And Exhibit C:





How about this one? Room D?



Room E has a few wacky things going on that all look extremely fun.  A few will pass, but one will not.

Can you guess what is going on feng shui flip flopped in the rooms above? 

(the answers, the basic ones: a. the visually collapsing loaded shelves overhead, b. the intense points of a light fixture over the bed, c.a ladder that goes nowhere, d. a corner artfully crammed with layers of books on the floor (not great anywhere, but especially not corners) e. exposed wires dangling light bulbs and a hammock strung from a support beam)

What did you guess???


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  1. Michaela

    I had completely other reasons, like “having stuff dangling over the bed/seeming like they could fall on you while sleeping” and “bed too low for air and energy to circulate below properly” and “too much black and white/too stark/too much water and metal energy, not enough of the other elements”. I have a long way to go, it seems! 😀

    • danaclaudat

      they are all good answers!!! actually very sophisticated and amazing! i focused on the big bad ones- but all of yours are totally right too!!! 🙂 So love to hear it!

  2. coulda shoulda woulda

    A – open shelves that have shar chi – pointy negative energy?
    b- the pointy porcupine like chandelier, the mismatched bedside lamps, too many images above headboard?
    c- cluttered? bed position
    d- clutter? dust trap
    e- no idea!
    I hope I pass 🙂

  3. Ken

    I think room b..the lamp with poison with shar chi and the carpet with poison point. And no water or water symbole like fish. Feng shui is awsome! Do i have to dig
    deeper? I hope i pass! Stay beautiful Dana! Peace and love!

  4. Flora

    Why can’t a hammock hang from a support beam? We have a little yoga swing on one of ours…I want to know! Thank you also. This was fun and educational.

    Personally, what bothered me most was the salon style artwork. I don’t think that is a feng shui thing, just a preference. It feels cluttered to me.

  5. janet

    I have a shoestand with shoes in my bedroom, dangling extension cords on the walls with a nightlight plugged in, I can,t put them anywhere else, what should I do?

    • danaclaudat

      perhaps you can tape down what is dangling and make the shoe stand into something artful? xoxo


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