I've always kept feng shui principals in mind when decorating or renovating our homes. I'm not a slave to it . . . but I definitely keep it in mind!
For anyone who doesn't know what Feng Shui is, in short:
Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China.
It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the
energies of any given space to assure the Health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
I've always had an interest in Feng Shui, I think it appeals to the control freak lurking inside me. The idea that I can shape and control what happens to us, by organizing and decorating our home . . . I AM IN!!!
Through all of my research I've always come to the same conclusion, whether it works or not . . . feng shui has some great design principals and good tips for keeping order!
Each compass direction has it's own corresponding area of your life for example, South is Fame, West is Children, North West Mentors and helpful people. The theory is that if you're having trouble in a certain area of your life make a change in that part of your house!
Here's our Main Floor Feng Shui Map:
3. Education sector, ideally this would be where our library should go, but because it's our dining room there's not much to do in there except keep it tidy and clutter free!
5.Family and Health sector, blue or green are the best color for that sector. It happens to fall in our kitchen so I'm planning on adding more green accents. Green plants are great in the sector so we have our large pothos ivy plant.
But, the number one Feng Shui tip has to be . . . NO CLUTTER! Clear out all clutter, clutter stops energy and air from circulating both are VERY bad Feng Shui!
I hope you liked our little Feng Shui Crash Course. Just the very basics if you enjoyed it let us know and maybe we could make Feng Shui tips a monthly column.