This ancient Chinese art can be practiced in any room of the house and even in your outdoor living areas and purports to bring positive changes to your life simply by using the right colors and placement so that you are attracting good energy. According to practitioners, the placement of everything from your bed to your doorways to your toilet should be considered in Feng Shui decorating.
Feng Shui works with nature and uses the five elements – wood, water, fire, metal and earth. These elements interact with each other and have productive and destructive cycles. Each element is represented by a color and using these colors in your decorating is the easiest way to employ the principles of the five elements in order to bring harmony into your home.
One of the big things you can do to start on your Feng Shui journey is to get rid of all the clutter in your home. Clutter is a sign of stuck energy and should be removed. If you have it around your front door it may get in the way of new opportunities. If your bedroom is cluttered it may have an adverse affect on your relationships. Get rid of the clutter and you may start to feel less anxious and more at peace.
Color is another important element in Feng Shui decorating. All colors have a certain energy and can be used in your home to help bring in relaxation, provide a positive energy for wealth, promote longevity, enhance creativity and just about anything else you want to bring into your life. Contrary to what a lot of people think, you don’t have to plaster these colors everywhere – a little bit goes a long way.
Another central element in the practice of Feng Shui is the placement of furniture and other elements in your home. Where you place your furniture is key in order to keep good energy flow through your home. You want to be sure that energy can move freely throughout the space, so you don’t want anything blocking the doorways. Also having too much furniture so that it is too cluttered will have a negative impact on energy.
There are many rules to Feng Shui decorating and one could easily get overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to become an expert in Feng Shui to have positive results. Simply employ a few of the techniques a little bit at a time and you might see great rewards.