Studio Feng Shui
Have you ever thought about how energy flows through your apartment? We aren’t talking about the kind that powers your computer, but that which electrifies your life. Feng Shui comes from traditional Chinese medicine and ancient Asia. In the beginning, you’ll eliminate clutter. In the end, studio Feng Shui might just declutter your life.
Feng Shui Overview
Once ancient Asian cultures used a system known as Feng Shui to orient tombs and places of honor. It is still used to decorate homes all over the world today. Feng Shui is said to translate to ‘water wind’. The system is used to create a flow pattern for chi or energy. As you would expect, the first step is to rid your apartment of obstacles that might stifle the path of energy.
A simple way to get started is to go through your home and do away with everything that is not necessary. Clutter is not conducive to any environment regardless of personal beliefs. This doesn’t mean you need to throw everything out. Find new homes for the items you want to keep. Try to organize your home in a way which allows you to walk through easily and appreciate it.
The front door is the portal into your space. It is often referred to as the mouth of chi. Upon walking through the threshold, you should feel a sense of welcoming peace. This is your sanctuary from a hard day at school and/or work. Traditional Chinese philosophy says that unencumbered energy waves bring positive health and well-being.
Promoting Energy Flow Tips
Water, light, and wind or air are symbolic of free-flowing energy. It is believed that certain objects which represent this may be added to your décor to create a path of least resistance. Remember, you don’t want to clutter your space.
- House Plants & Terrariums
- Mirrors & Fountains
- Aquariums & Coy Fish
- Dragon & Lotus Art
- Winged Animals & Mythical Creatures
Many of these items not only increase the energy flow through your home but serve other purposes. Lucky Bamboo is simple to care for and thought to increase wealth. English Ivy, Spider Plants, Peace Lilies, and Aloe Vera are thought to purify the air. Aloe Vera is said to be great for healing scrapes and burns. Mirrors are often used to reflect and increase light is small, dark areas. Art adds beauty and smiles to any home.
One of the most common dilemmas among apartment dwellers in this process is where to place the garbage can. It is a source of eliminating negative energies so it’s important to keep it in the room you need it most.
- Try to hide it away from sight.
- Use a trash can with a lid.
- Keep it empty and clean.
You do not need to become a Feng Shui master to promote positive energy in your apartment. Simply keep clutter and garbage to a minimum. Decorate your home in a way which is pleasing to you and your family. Check out our advice on creating a home-spa or tips on how to Zen your space for further inspiration.