The Feng Shui Way: Chinese Screens


Feng Shui is an 8,000 year-old Chinese philosophy about the relationship between humans and their environment. Every item in a space and its placement is thought to either enhance or diminish our well-being. Based on the laws of nature, logic and common sense, we have incorporated feng shui principles into our office.

dividing screens in feng shuiHere in our Wilmington, NC office, one of the traditional feng shui elements we use are Chinese screens, which you may also know as Shoji screens. These screens can be used as room dividers in any space and are often made of paper, allowing light to pass through while maintaining privacy. In feng shui, screens are used to direct the flow of Qi within a room. Accordingly, placement of these screens impacts the energy of your rooms and proper placement is crucial. We use wood and paper screens in our office for their natural properties; mirrored screens, on the other hand, are not recommended in feng shui.

Divider screens can also be used for a variety of practical purposes related to feng shui. For example, they are wonderful if you want to create quiet, secluded zones within a room. If you are looking to create a serene area for meditation, a screen is the perfect solution. These screens can also be used to shield sleeping areas from doorways, ensuring greater privacy and more peaceful sleep, particularly for young children. Many people use screens as a tool of household management, or “clutter cleaning,” which can be a very useful practice if you are struggling with disorganization in your home or office. Using screens to subdivide areas of your office or home can create a sense of harmony within your space. Building a serene atmosphere within your home or office is one goal of feng shui.

Screens can also block the view and the energy from going directly through a space.  Feng shui practitioners often say they are the best choice for those rooms with two doors (main door and back door) directly in one line. Visit our feng shui-friendly office on Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington, NC to learn more about acupuncture and other principles of traditional Chinese medicine.


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