If you want to breathe more life into your living space by creating a happy, healthy and welcoming environment, then there’s no better place to start than with the principles of feng shui.
Feng shui “wind water”
Wind scatters energy and water holds energy.
‘Its principles maintain that we live in harmony with our environment,’
‘Its aim is to achieve balance in your living and working space and maximise your potential for success in all areas of your life.
Here are the top tips for each room and area of the house that you can apply to your home for 2020;
‘The front door should be in perfect condition as it represents wealth. To draw the energy to your front door place a beautiful plant and light either side of the door.’
‘The hall represents opportunities, therefore, ensure it’s kept clutter-free so that the energy can circulate; place coats and shoes inside a closed cupboard so they don’t stagnate the energy. To activate the beneficial chi in the hall, place a beautiful mirror and fresh flowers. Fresh flowers instantly uplift the energy of a space.’
‘The kitchen is a vital space as its energy represents nourishment and relationship harmony for the occupants. Ensure that you don’t place the sink and cooker opposite each other as that can lead to arguments between couples, as it creates a water and fire crash. The colours in the kitchen are also an important consideration – avoid too much black and red as that also causes a fire and water crash.
‘The position of the cooker is important for the nourishment of the occupants – ensure it is not positioned under a window or directly opposite the kitchen or front door.’
‘Ensure that furniture for the living room is in proportion to the space. Do not block any doors with furniture and position the main sofa against a wall to provide the occupants with support. To activate wealth energy, place a lamp in the corner of the room (diagonally opposite the room door).’
‘The dining room or table is an important consideration in feng shui as it provides a space where you can concentrate mindfully on what you are eating. In feng shui we consider the dining space to relate with the spleen which relates to the element Earth, which in traditional Chinese medicine is concerned with digestion. To optimise the energy in this space, place a mirror on the wall to reflect the dining table and place fresh flowers on the table.’
‘The bathroom must always be kept clean with the door closed and toilet lid down. This is the area where wealth may get drained (depending on calculations) so introduce some plants in here, as plants soak in water which slows the flow of wealth draining away.’
‘The front garden represents your future so ensure it is always kept beautiful. Plant beautiful flowers and plants and always keep it tidy. The back garden represents both health and wealth for the occupants so ensure it is always kept in good condition. The boundaries/fences/wall must always be well maintained to provide support to the occupants.’