Feng Shui is a wonderful way to create harmony in your home and will help you inject some interior design details that you may not have thought of before.
In the unlikely event that you haven’t heard of it before, Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy that focuses on creating balance and harmony between the objects you have in your home, and promoting a positive flow of energy.
Here are some easy and relatively inexpensive ways that you can elevate your interior by introducing the art of Feng Shui to your home.
Start As You Mean to Go On
The first area of your home to focus on when introducing Feng Shui is your doorway and entrance hall. The door to your home is considered a vital source of energy in Feng Shui (known as “the mouth of Chi”) and it is important that you enter into a calming environment full of positive energy.
You can achieve this by adding a rug to your entry (which will not only brighten up your space, it will also absorb any negative energy). When choosing colours for your entry way, avoid fire shades such as red, orange or white, as these will weaken the energy of the room and could be overwhelming to new visitors.
Add Earth and Water to Your Living Room
Two of the most vital elements in creating a calming home environment that will promote family harmony are earth and water. Earth features will help you stay grounded and are easy to incorporate into any living room style and theme. Choose wooden furniture over metal or plastic versions, and display family photographs in beautiful wooden frames.
The water element is one of the best ways to promote calm in the home and create a relaxing environment ideal for cosy family evenings at home. Introducing water in your home is surprisingly simple: add a stylish indoor fountain to your room, and enjoy its calming benefits for a lifetime.
Simplify Your Bedroom
Because you spend more time in it than anywhere else, your bedroom is the most important room in your house. The energy in the bedroom should be a mixture of calming and sensual and in order to create this mood it is important to simplify the room as much as possible.
The best way to do this is to declutter: look objectively at every item in your bedroom and decide if it really needs to be there. If it isn’t essential then take it away. Once you have cleared some space, move your bed away from the wall and your whole room will instantly have an elevated look and feel.
Incorporating Feng Shui into your home is much simpler than you might think, and is a wonderful way to take a new approach to interior design.