7 Feng Shui Cures for Difficult Floor Plans

Karen Frazier
Contributor Terry Hurley
Family examining floor plan

In feng shui, difficult floor plans can easily throw a gigantic monkey wrench into the desire for balanced chi. One especially problematic design aspect is whenever there is a missing corner or an irregular floor plan. This type of design creates different home shapes other than a square or rectangle. A missing corner can create an L-shaped house and at the same time cut off an important section to your home designs such as your wealth and finance section. There are several feng shui principles that you can apply to remedy or cure this type of difficult floor plan.

Add Bright Lights

Add bright lights outside of the house to replace the missing space. The bright lights approach means taking a bright light (situated on a tall pole) and placing it so that the light points towards the house. Angle the light at a forty-five degree angle. The taller the light, the better it is, although a light of any height is preferable to no light at all. Symbolically, the chi of the light "fills" the missing area and thus creates energy where there was once a void.

Install a Flagpole

Using a flagpole rather than a light fixture is also perfectly acceptable. This cure will lift the energy of the missing area; this in turn, completes the bagua. If it's possible, you can also choose a flag color scheme that matches the bagua area.

Place Rocks, Boulders, or Statues

The heftiness and solidity of a rock, boulder, or stature can also fill the gap. Size is extremely important here, so think, "bigger is better" in this situation.

Plant a Tree or Bush

At the corner spot of the missing section, plant a tree or a large bush. It's also perfectly acceptable to plant a flowering tree or bush, just try to make sure that the colors of the flowers match the missing area. For example, if the creativity area is missing, plant a bush that produces white flowers.

House with bushes and trees

Use Interior Mirrors

Line one wall, or both walls with sizable mirrors. This will energetically expand the area, and make up for the deficient space.

Hang Wind Chimes or Faceted Crystals Indoors

Hang a wind chime or a large faceted crystal sphere (two inches in diameter or larger) right at the interior corner in question.

Add an Odd Number of Indoor Plants

In feng shui, odd numbers carry more energetic "weight" than even numbers do. Utilize this effective cure by positioning an odd number of healthy green plants along the two walls of the missing area. The vital, living energy of these plants will attract more chi into the missing area, thus balancing the overall chi of the bagua. Don't use this cure if the room is your bedroom. Plants create disruptive energy in bedrooms.

Use Feng Shui to Cure Problematic Floor Plans

Sometimes there's only so much that can be done when it comes to dealing with difficult floor plans. After you've hung the last mirror, planted the last plant and nailed the last wind chime, you may find that there are still problems with your floor plan. In this type of instance, you might consider using a feng shui blessing ritual or cure, such as a feng shui Epsom salt remedy. You may need to refer to a different school of feng shui such as Classical Feng Shui schools that include Compass and Forms feng shui to assist you further.

7 Feng Shui Cures for Difficult Floor Plans