In the spirit of Christmas, here are some ancient Chinese feng shui home tips to help you remain happy and content at home by creating a perfectly peaceful and prosperous space.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is ancient Chinese art. The words literally mean “wind water,” which are associated with good luck, and good health.
Here are 5 ways you can incorporate ‘Feng Shui’ ideas in decorating your home this Christmas.
1. Get air and light flowing throughout.
To ensure the constant flow of good energy throughout the home, wind (air) and light must move as well.
For example, open the windows to increase air flow.
Maximize light movement by keeping all glass, mirrors and windows clean.
Avoid having dark corner or space by adding cute little twinkle lights to illuminate the spot.
Or you can just place a mirror to reflect light from a different spot.
2. Add more life plants.
Air flow is important in feng shui, but the air must be pure.
Plants filter the air, creating a healthier, cleaner environment.
Plants also attract vibrant energy due to their life force.
As long as the plants are kept healthy, you’re attracting good energy.
Some plants are better for feng shui than others.
In fact, some plants, like cactus, are considered bad feng shui, because they lack the need for water.
Apart from the very obvious Christmas tree, here’s a list of some of the luckiest plants you can. Most of these plants are low-maintenance and do very well indoors:
3. Declutter your home.
The single most important objective in creating feng shui is allowing for the flow of good energy, or chi, throughout your home.
Hence, there must be more room for movement in the house for energy to flow.
Decluttering must be thorough and simply hiding your stuff won’t cut it.
Items under the furniture, overloaded bookcases and closets, and outdated or broken items all affect chi flow.
It’s time to clear out closets, the space under the bed and all cabinets and shelves.
Keep only the items you love or ones that have special meaning and discard or donate the old and unused.
4. Go for Yin and Yang.
It’s the balance of forces such as dark and light, or night and day; one cannot exist without the other.
When decorating create balance by applying this concept to your home.
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5. Add more colours.
Colours play a very important role in feng shui as each colour has its own energy.
Add them through wall art, decorative objects or paint.
Here’s a general list of what each colour activates:
Red: luck and wealth
Orange: happiness and fun
Yellow: mental stimulation, power
Green: peace, balance, healing
Blue: calmness, communication, spirtuality
Purple: wealth, high spirituality
White: cleansing and purity
Black: power, especially when paired with red
Getting started with these 5 tips should be a good start; you should feel the difference in your space in no time! Adding some feng shui to your home? Leave a comment, and let us know how it goes!
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