As one of the ancient Chinese arts, Feng Shui is a system that is designed to bring balance between our internal energies and external surroundings. The idea is that the energies in your home are a reflection of internal energies which, without balance, can cause disharmony.
How objects are placed in the home is an important aspect of the Feng Shui system. The theory is that when you arrange objects in your home in a way that creates positive internal energies you will find peace, focus and contentment. Whether you believe that Feng Shui works or not, there is a lot to be said for the principles involved.
You’ve heard the saying: A cluttered home means a cluttered mind. Clutter is distracting and does typically indicate that you are not as organized as you would like. The first step is getting rid of everything you don’t need so you can concentrate on organizing in a meaningful way. As you begin to purge all those useless items you have been hoarding, the exercise can actually become quite therapeutic.
Improve Light and Air Quality
Open your windows when you can to let in some fresh air. Natural light is also important in the Feng Shui system. One of the other principles involves bringing the outside in, so invest in air-purifying plants such as areca palm, rubber plants or Dracaena Janet Craig.
Your home is your personal kingdom so it’s important that you feel comfortable where you live. Is the energy in your home positive or negative? In Feng Shui, trusting your gut when it comes to décor and furniture arrangement is the best way forward without having to hire a guru to tell you what will make you happy. The bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are the most important rooms in any home and therefore merit the most attention.
An unbalanced home is not harmonious and has the same impact as clutter. If you feel that there is no balance between the elements, it will affect your state of mind and comfort. A good example of balance is having lighted candles close to wood elements in your home. Of course, it is important to ensure that candles are never left unattended.
Symbolising the elements with colour is an alternative. Wood is typically represented by green and earthy colours. Water in Feng Shui is best reflected with blue or black. Fire is much more predictable in nature and screams red. Metal is sheer and is most achievable with white. For Earth, you can look to light yellow or brown colours.
Mirror placement is important when it comes to Feng Shui energies. You can use mirrors to make a room seem larger and give it more positive energy. However, this trick can have the opposite effect in an already large bedroom as it creates excess positive energy which may result in sleep problems.
If you can afford renovations to your New South Wales home, Feng Shui dictates that you should take that leap. Renovation ideas usually indicate that something is missing in your home. While it may feel frivolous to splash out on a swimming pool or new decking, if it improves positive energy for you and your family, why not do what makes you happy?
When you look at the principles of Feng Shui, there is nothing mystical about the system. It is simply a way of exploiting your environment in ways that make you feel better. If you know in your heart that something isn’t working in your home, changing things up in a positive way is never a bad thing.