Wind Chimes: A musical decorative accessory
Homes are the sacred places where one finds solace from everything. At the end of the day, we wish to be home as soon as possible so we can change into comfortable clothes and relax while enjoying good food and the company of our loved ones. We try to make our homes as comfortable and relaxing as possible for us by looking for gorgeous accessories. After all, the way a house looks can say a lot about the people who live in it. Apart from décor pieces, certain elements can not only make our houses “the abode of tranquility” but spread positive vibes all around.
One such accessory is the wind chime, a musical decorative accessory born in ancient Rome and South Asian countries. Wind chimes are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring luck with their musical chime sound in the surrounding area. The Indian equivalent of wind chimes is the bells or temple bells which are considered having a similar effect which is why we ring the bell while entering the temple and even while praying in our homes. If you wish to add a refreshing touch to your house, with musical notes, this is the perfect décor piece.
Kinds of Wind Chimes and best place to put them in the house
In the market online as well as offline, there are several types of wind chimes available. Some are small and intricate while others are elaborate in the design being the centerpiece in the room. However, a special emphasis is laid on the material of the wind chimes to get the best benefits from it. If you are buying the wind chimes for aesthetic purposes, you can get any material whether it is wood, terracotta, brass, or iron.
Although, if you are getting it for feng shui benefits, it is important to choose the material carefully. Metal chimes are best suited if you need something for areas in the north, west, or northwest. For the east, south, and southeast areas, wood or bamboo is perfect. For your garden area, terracotta wind chime bells are ideal if you are looking for a musical alternate to perk up the place.
Apart from the material, the structure of the wind chimes also plays an important role in influencing the energy. If you want to spread positive energy in the area, hollow chimes are the best as they light up the surrounding with the musical sounds. To suppress any energy flow in any area, you will need chimes with solid rods. Take help from a Vaastu or feng shui expert to know the best place and material to balance the energy flow in your home. Handmade wind chimes of terracotta or earth elements are always best for your home.
The secret of numbers and symbols in Wind Chimes
You must have seen wind chimes in a certain number of chime rods or bells, having different symbols on them. According to feng shui, these symbols and numbers play an essential role in creating energy around you in your house. For love and marriage, clay wind chimes having a pair of hearts is ideal. You can even gift it to a couple or newlyweds for wishing them well. To have spiritual energy, chimes having an image of Buddha in a meditating position are ideal. If you wish to increase the flow of positive energy in an area, 6 or 8 is the number for rods or bells, and to suppress negative or bad energy, number 5 is suitable.
Dos and Don’ts of placing Wind Chimes in house
Never hang wind chimes over a door as it can bring negative energy. Hanging them on trees, windows, or corners is best advised. Always hang wooden wind chimes on trees instead of the metal ones as it goes with the energy flow. Avoid sitting or sleeping directly under the wind chimes or hanging them in such places. It can disturb the energy flow around you.
For businesses, put a bell chime on the corner of the door in such a way that whenever the door is opened, the bell makes a tinkling sound. It promotes good energy and invites more customers. Choose the right number of bells or rods for balancing the energy flow in your house.
You can purchase handmade wind chimes made of brass, wood, and terracotta online on stores like Exclusive Lane. These are perfect as a gift for newlyweds, marriage anniversaries, or weddings. Gift it to a friend who has just bought a new house as a lovely housewarming gift. It can also make a lovely birthday gift if you want to wish good luck and positive energy to someone loved. Wind chimes can spread a sense of positivity and relaxation if you choose them correctly.