Feng Shui-ing Your Space



Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging and aligning the elements of a home, office, garden, or body. The alignment is meant to influence the ambient energies to increase good fortune or to minimize the impact of bad luck. This involves the use of a number of interior design principles.


Now, to the Chinese, “good fortune” doesn’t just mean money. It could mean success financially, yes. It could also mean good health, better relationships, and other things.


I’m of the position that while I don’t necessarily believe in any magical properties inherent to feng shui practice, it doesn’t hurt to try and follow the general ideas. After all, we could all use a little extra good fortune now and then.


It helps that if you align your room according to the principles of the practice, you get some benefits that are more apparent.


Rooms aligned and arranged according to feng shui get more air and natural light.


A big, important thing to the principles of the practice is the use of natural lighting when possible. If you don’t have a lot of windows, the use of mirrors to create the illusion of greater space is recommended. This makes space feel better lit, which can do wonders for anyone in it.


Clutter is the enemy of good feng shui.


Small things, unnecessary objects, and other things are all believed to block the flow of energy in a room. It doesn’t help that these same things also get in the way of you moving around or using the room. Clearing them out, leaving only the essentials in the right places, can breathe new life into it.


The ideas are all about promoting balance and harmony in furniture assembly Perth.


The key to good feng shui is to make sure no one element stands out in the wrong way. You want the centrepiece or focal point of your room to fulfil that function, not be overshadowed by a mirror on the south side. This can go a long way towards avoiding ostentatious displays or gaudiness in your home.


Finally, flow is very important in feng shui. As it should be, given how important it is to people.


People and energy alike both flow. When we move around a room, we subconsciously dislike paths that require us to go out of “our way.” A room that’s properly arranged and aligned will be one that promotes a smooth flow of people moving in, out, and about the space.


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