As an ancient Chinese principle, Feng Shui, pronounced ‘Fung Shway’, is the art of placing objects in your home in a particular way that promotes the flow of energy and as such, promotes the flow of your own personal energy too.
Over the years, it’s a technique that has been adapted by top landscapers and architects around the world, utilising the principles to create hotels, mansions and public and private complexes that inspire awe and tranquillity. And while it may seem out of reach to the likes of the average person, it’s easier than thought to adopt feng shui principles in your own home.
Below, we’ll take a look at five easy ways to adopt some feng shui principles in your own home.
Start With the Bedroom
Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house; after all, it’s where you spend over 8 hours sleeping and relaxing after a busy day. To bring tranquillity into your bedroom, start with the placement of the bed. Your bed should be placed against a solid wall, with space around the other three sides of the bed. The Divan Beds Centre has some excellent and sleek bed designs if you’re in need of sprucing yours up.
It’s important that your bed doesn’t face a door if possible as this is called the ‘coffin position’ and doesn’t generate good energy. In addition, try not to position your bed under any low beams and ceilings and ensure there is no bathroom on the other side of the wall where your bed is placed.
Bring Nature Inside Your Home
In ancient Asia, positive energy was all about connecting with the earth and the spirits around you. In order to bring some of this energy into your own life, try bringing some of the outdoors inside. This can easily be achieved without breaking the bank.
Some simple ways to bring the outdoors inside is to add greenery like plants and flowers to your home. Long lasting and hardy plants are a great option for those who struggle to keep flowers alive, and they’ll make your budget go much further.
In addition to plants, you can add natural wood textures to your home in the form of furniture and wall panelling. This, in combination with the plants will create a more natural feel in your home and invite positive energy all around.
Keep Up Curb Appeal
The feng shui of your home starts at the front door and if the energy isn’t right on the outside, it will follow you inside. For this reason, it’s essential to start with the front of your house by ensuring paint is fresh, there is plenty of greenery and lawns and bushes are well manicured.
In Chinese tradition, it is also customary to take off your shoes and leave them outside the door to leave the bad energy outside your home. For this reason, you may want to invest in a front porch area where you can keep your shoes.
Get the Lighting Right
Lighting is key to creating positive energy in your home. In order to create feng shui lighting, incorporated both natural and artificial lighting in every room of your home. Let in as much natural lighting by drawing back curtains and keeping dividing walls to a minimum with bright and open spaces.
If you’re on a budget, even something as simple as lighting a few candles can make a world of difference.
Keep Up with Home Maintenance
Nothing can ruin the energy in your home like the irritating dripping of a leaking tap or a creaky door. To maintain positive energy in your home, keep on top of the small jobs so that it stays manageable, and your home stays a calm and tranquil place.
Overall, creating feng shui in your home is very simple and can be done even on a small budget. While it may be used by the top designers around the world, it’s now possible in your home too!