Some simple and basic Feng Shui tips about windows. Are overhead skylights brilliant or a distraction? Read on....
From a Feng Shui perspective, windows are regarded as the "eyes" of the home. They need to be large enough to allow adequate amounts of light and Chi to infuse your environment and not too small leaving you feeling like a recluse.
Too many windows, relative to the size of your space, is likely to make you feel too active. These can serve as a bigger problem with children, making them hyperactive.
Reducing the Chi charge through the window can be achieved by installing blinds - whether these be roller blinds or ideally wooden blinds. Windows are best if they open outwards, keep them spotlessly clean and replace all cracked panes.
Skylights are useful to bring in the extra light but there are situations where they are best avoided. Big Feng Shui "no no's" include placing your skylight over the cooker - this is symbolic of losing your Chi and the essence of your food out through the roof.
Skylights are fine in the kitchen, provided they are away from the cooker.
The other situation is over your bed as your Chi is likely to be dispersed through the skylight. Definitely avoid this situation over the bed of a small child. It can leave them feeling tired and drained and sub-consciously can make them feel uncomfortable as they lack complete privacy and may feel that they are being watched.