Hallways and Feng Shui
Hallways in homes and businesses often present special Feng Shui problems. Considered to be the ‘veins’ of a structure, corridors and hallways conduct energy (ch’i) through a building and if the hallway is too long, it can negatively impact the rooms along the way. Like a highway with no exits, long narrow hallways cause energy to rush too quickly past rooms, collecting instead at the end of the road where traffic tends to pool and back up. A bedroom or office located at the end of a long hallway suffers from the impact, so it’s best to slow down acceleration.
For commercial clients, I recommend choosing carpeting, wood or tile with design details that feature a different pattern at regular intervals along the corridor. Artwork, signage and lighting also help to pause fast moving energy, directing attention instead to adjoining rooms. My residential clients use throw rugs, sconces, plants and statuary to create incremental segments along the hallway which helps eliminate a tunnel effect.
If you live or work in a building with long hallways, try some of these tips and let me know how you like the outcome!
Wishing you good ch’i,
Diane Gallin, CFSC