What’s feng shui?

Feng Shui is the chinese art form of placement in a space. Feng shui means “wind and water” and is generally used to bring balance and harmony to your life by utilizing the Qi (Chi) around you. These principles have been used for thousands of years and we wanted to create a quick little guide for those who are interested in utilizing their space to the next level. We will highlight the basics so you can go and try this out in your own home.

Choosing the right colors

via housebeautiful.com

Whether you practice Feng Shui or not, colors are the most important part when deciding to design a room to your liking. Did you know that colors play a huge role in our daily lives? “They can make us happy, sad, angry or melancholic, and we are also thought right from the beginning of our lives to put color tags on a thing” Color psychology.org So let that be a reminder when choosing the right colors for your rooms.

Check out this pallet to help you get started 

Furniture & Decor

When you do research into furniture placement, many sources credit symmetry as the most important factor when regarding placement. That creates much dead space though, which is bad for the flow of energy. I like to “connect” all the pieces together. Think of how we charge phones, there’s a wire that transfer power from the walls to the phone. I think of furniture placement like this. If there are disruptions such as dead space it cuts the flow of energy. Don’t be afraid to mix different textures or mediums such as metal, woods, or even crystals in the mix. It’s important to note however, not to use a lot of the same material, find a nice balance with it all.

Lighting

Natural lighting is critical. Try and incorporate as much natural lighting as you possibly can. Make sure windows are clean and that you uncover blinds and curtains whenever possible. Light boosts your mood in a positive way so don’t shy away from it.

Try it for yourself

We hope that this small list can help inspire you to bring feng shui into your life. To some this may sound silly and if does to you we challenge you to give it a try. You’ll be surprised of what moving a piece of furniture or color can do to your mood. If you want some more cool ideas how you can incorporate feng shui be sure to follow us on Instagram and facebook. Make sure to send us some pics of your rooms and how they make you feel as well!

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