Have you ever wanted to fix your Hanover County rental home to welcome more positive energy, but you’re not sure where to start? Why not try out tapping feng shui to decorate your home? Learning the basics of feng shui can be easy while helping you achieve the vibe you want in your home.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is an approach to arranging your living space that comes from Taoist philosophy. The plan is to use colors, shapes, and design to achieve a balance of five natural elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. Each of these elements is associated with different qualities. For instance, earth tones are connected to qualities such as self-care and nourishment, while metal is thought to invite feelings of joy. Water usually represents wisdom and connectedness, while wood relates to growth and healing. Finally, fire (and light) are thought to invite inspiration and passion into a space. By using different materials and placing them in certain areas of your home, the idea is to encourage the items in your home to work together to be in balance.
The Basics: Commanding Position
Along with the elements, the commanding position is another of the basic components of feng shui. Key items in your home need to be “in command” or placed in such a way that you feel at ease when you use them. The thinking goes that these key items represent you (your bed), your resources (your stove), and your path in life (desk). By placing them in command, you may more easily identify potential opportunities coming your way.
To place your bed, stove, or desk in the commanding position, locate the spot in each room where you can use the item comfortably while also being able to see the door. This should be anywhere that is not directly in line with the door but at a comfortable angle. By positioning important items in this way, the idea is to help your subconscious mind relax, thereby letting you to be more aware of what may be coming up next in your life.
Feng Shui Room by Room
Applying the principles of feng shui looks a little different depending on which room you are focusing on. Some of the most common areas that feng shui can make a big difference are the entryway, living room, bedroom, and kitchen.
- Entryway: According to feng shui, entrances are very important because this is where energy enters the space inside your home. Sometimes referred to as the “mouth of qi,” keeping the threshold of your home clear and clean can help good energy flow more easily. To maximize the effect, sweep the entrance regularly, and be sure to give your door a good scrub regularly.
- Living Room: To invite pleasant gatherings, include comfortable seating in your living room that faces inward. Avoid placing the back of any chair or sofa directly in front of a door. Add healthy green plants to liven up the space and appeal to the wood element.
- Bedroom: The first thing to do in the bedroom is to put your bed in the commanding position. Then, do your best to keep the space under your bed clear of clutter or other storage items. Add earth elements for nourishment and support, such as earth-tone rugs or blankets.
- Kitchen: To use feng shui in the kitchen, keep your kitchen clean to invite more positive energy in your home. This includes inside your fridge and cupboards. If you can place your stove in the command position, do so. Then, fill your kitchen space with healthy foods and the five elements to give the space purpose and healing vibes.
By using the principles of feng shui, you can more easily lift the energy in your home to support the healthy, happy lifestyle you want.
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