I promised that I would finish up this section of the house with how to use hidden elements. Some of these are less hidden than others as I realize that I forgot a few little details in my last post.
So let’s start with raiding the house for helpful decorating tidbits. I dug through my craft box and the box of odds and ends Feng Shui/Chinese items I have picked up over the years. I guarantee that you will have something in all those stuff boxes at your house, I know that no matter how hard I try to organize my home – I still have that stuff box or drawer.
This is what I found – a roll of red velvet ribbon, red paint in bottles and in markers, a red chinese shirt gift bag, red lace, a red chinese fan, red paper, a wooden heart wind chime craft, wooden triangle and hearts, two small square mirrors, a red chinese fabric box, and a chinese hanging decoration (I have no idea what it actually is except that it had green flat beads). Not a bad haul for a quick search around the house. I didn’t use all of these in my decorating but it gave me choices as I worked on the space.
The first thing I noticed that needed to be fixed was our clock. I have to keep a clock in the bathroom because I’m a terrible morning person. It keeps me on schedule so I have time to eat my breakfast before I leave for work.
I started by comparing items I could add to the back.
I choose a paint pen, the ribbon and the lace. I went for the ribbon, mostly because it was plain and would be easy. All I did was cut triangles and glue them on the back.
Suddenly my clock became a neutral object since the fire of the ribbon counter-acted the water of the black.
For the scale, I opted to paint the triangles because it gets moved often so the ribbon would eventually be rubbed off.
For items that sit on the counter, we painted the wooden triangles and hearts to slip inside. This is a wet wipe container and when I went to refill it I realized that it wouldn’t work so my husband glued a triangle to the top. I didn’t get a picture. He also glued one to our blue toothbrush holder. Oh well, it makes him happy and I don’t pay that much attention to them to care.
As for our magazine rack –
The large openings allowed me to weave ribbon around the top.
I secured the whole thing with a straight pin with a red top (note my wonderful helper who thought the ribbon was a great choice). You barely notice the ribbon when using the bathroom which worked for me. I liked how it looked but it just offers that subtle tie in.
I replaced the trash can with this red one that was in our bedroom. I don’t know if I mentioned that having trash cans in the prosperity corner is not good so we moved them out. I’m not sure I like the lid because it makes it more difficult to actually get stuff inside but it looks nicer.
I’m not 100% sure what this was but my husband thinks it came with candy. It’s just a little mesh bag that was from the Chinese New Year (the symbols mean Happy New Year). I loved that the people on the bag were a little boy and little girl. I used it to replace the plastic bag I was using for my hair ties.
The last thing I want to share is where I moved the wind chime that was originally in our bathroom.
This is the space or entry way into our bedroom. The main door opens to a wall. The bedroom is to the left and the door to the bathroom is behind the open bedroom door. I worried that the energy might get stagnant here and I so desperately wanted it to flow well into what I feel is the most important section of the house.
I didn’t take a picture after I hung the wind chime and I’m sorry but I want you to start noticing these areas in your home. Wind chimes and crystals are a nice touch. However, most people don’t look up so don’t feel self-conscious when you do so.