Feng Shui originated in China and it’s more than 6,000 years old. When deciding to follow the footsteps of this ancient practice, you’re actually opting to build with respect for nature and the Earth in general. The essence of Feng Shui is the belief that there is a continuous ﬂow of energy between humans and their physical surroundings. The name itself denotes a balance between the energy signified by the wind and the serenity characterized by water. These two are known to develop a harmonious atmosphere among people as well as a heaven in the homes of people decorating their homes according to Feng Shui. It is precisely that harmony which promotes success and health, so check out how you can improve your home according to Feng Shui.
Remove all the clutter
One of the basic principles of Feng Shui is that there should not be any clutter in your home. Namely, just by being surrounded by random items lying everywhere, you’ll feel the negative energy overflowing you because you won’t be able to find anything. Don’t let the clutter weigh you down emotionally or stop you from having clarity of thought, but work on solving that problem immediately. In order to allow the good energy to flow freely through your space, throw out or give away the things that you don’t use often or you don’t even know you own.
Let there be (more) light
According to Feng Shui, light is the physical manifestation of the sun, i.e. solar energy. If a home doesn’t have enough light, it will have too much yin, i.e. negative energy. Natural lighting is always the best fix, but if you do not have enough windows, consider installing lighting fixtures around your home. You can introduce more lighting to certain areas with lamps. Wall scones on either side of the room will light up your office perfectly. If you’re not experienced in electrical works, be sure to hire an expert electrician near you who’ll know exactly where and how to position your fixtures and illuminate the room flawlessly. However, if you’ve considered a low-suspended light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, you should know that according to Feng Shui, the symbol of hanging as such is considered very unpromising for those who reside in the home.
Give life to the interior with natural elements
One of the main principles of Feng Shui is balancing the energy of all five elements, so start with bringing the outdoors in with plants. Don’t hesitate to showcase elements of nature throughout various designs. Fill the rooms with greenery and add plants which will take away the toxins from the air. If you notice some of the flowers have wilted over time, be sure to remove them from your home because according to Feng Shui, only healthy plants will connect you with the energy of the earth, while dead flowers will only promote negative energy. A décor containing various rocks will improve the energy even more. Don’t forget the metal and water details, as well as the warmth of the fire. A fish tank, for example, could energize your living room immensely. However, keep it in your living room instead of the bedroom to ensure a restful sleep. Metal elements are a symbol of wealth and should find their rightful place near the entryway, or even better, at your home office to promote prosperity.
Keep the workspace away from your living or sleeping area
Your bedroom should be an oasis where you’ll recharge for another day, which means no work should take place in that area. Having in mind that the living room is also a place of rest and where you should unwind and allow yourself to recuperate from a hectic afternoon, you should certainly keep the office away from that area of your home as well. In order to allow yourself to focus on all the work that needs to be done, you should create an office away from all the distractions. Also, make sure that all the electronics and devices you have at the office work in order to have good energy. Anything that’s broken should not be in your home.
According to Feng Shui, this lack of harmony means nervousness and unease, which will in return hurt your health and suck you out of energy. Therefore, make sure your home is a sanctuary filled with positive energy that can flow freely throughout the entire area. With the previously mentioned tips, you’ll certainly create a harmonious home everyone will enjoy.