is our place to relax and unwind after a long day. Where we can leave the
stress of our everyday lives at the door. Create a home that encourages a
feeling of calmness and mindfulness using Feng Shui principles.
developed over 3,000 years ago in China, Feng Shui has four key principles that
help you establish a space that is functional yet serene. The ancient art comes
from observations of nature; Feng translates to “wind” and shui means “water”
consciously creating a space using the tenants of Feng Shui will help you find
relaxation at the end of each day. Here are our guide for finding Feng Shui in
pillar of Feng Shui practice involves the position of you and your furniture
within a space. The placement of each piece can add or inhibit the flow of
energy in the room. To create a Feng Shui-friendly space, place the main
furniture piece of the room in view of the door. If your back is turned to the
entrance, the flow of energy will be stifled. Do not directly line the piece up
with the entrance, either.
Feng Shui Bugua Map
map serves as a tool in Feng Shui and consists of eight areas. Depending on the
version of the guide you use, the sections include fame, love, creativity,
helpful people, career, spiritual growth, health and money. Your home’s
adherence to the bugua is dependent on the layout of the space and the
floorplan. For more information about the way to apply the bugua to your home,
Feng Shui teachings, masters searched for the source of energy flow in our
lives and in our spaces. Chi, which is the universal energy, is tied to our
person energies. It is believed that the natural elements are the link between
these energies, and allow for proper flow. Incorporating these elements in our
spaces is meant to replicate the power of Chi and promote our health and
elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water, with each providing unique
properties and energy to the space. These qualities are represented through
colors, sounds, bodily organs, compass directions, plants, favors, etc. Click here for more information about the role of the natural
elements in your space.
that we have all this knowledge about the foundation of Feng Shui, let’s put it
Feng Shui in Your Space
Feng Shui emphasizes the
importance of a clean, neutral space to remove chaos from your life through
your surroundings. Each room has been carefully crafted through a lens of
minimalist design to remain peaceful and focus on function.
Welcoming and comfortable win
out over elegant, opulent and sterile when it comes to creating flow in your
home. When creating each space, think about its contribution to the flow of
energy. Keep things minimal and cohesive in your home. This removal of chaos in
your space will keep you comfortable.
Create a Gathering Spot
arranging a seating area (especially in big, open living spaces), you’re
creating a place that’s the obvious gathering spot in the room. While most
homes would have a television in this area, Feng Shui principles would not
have the TV as the focal point of the room or seating arrangement, since the
room’s design should promote conversation.
Mix Earth and Metal
can bring industrial style that is modern and trendy in 2020 into your Feng
Shui-friendly space by honoring the art’s principle of incorporating the five
wood tabletops, shelves and chairs, combined with a muted floral couch, for
instance, create an earthy feel. Be sure that the primary piece of furniture gives
you a view of the door, with your back “protected” from behind by a solid wall,
a high-back chair or a large plant. To add subtle contrast, incorporate metal
(via accessories, lighting and
other decorative touches).
Declutter the Space
your living space, put the TV, cables, wires and electrical components into a
cabinet, hidden away when you’re not using them. Be thoughtful with placement
of throw pillows
to not overwhelm your sofa with textiles. Use minimalism when adding decorative
objects and accessories.
In your bedroom, keep the
floors clean and remove unnecessary pieces. Let the bed be the focal point of
the room to promote calmness in your space of slumber.
Choose Neutral Tones
In Feng Shui, the living room
should be sort of a “middle ground” where relationships are formed, so best
keep it neutral. Using about three to five colors throughout the home is a good
rule of thumb. Only one of those colors should be bold and lively, which helps
the ancient art of Feng Shui into your modern home to promote prosperity and
relaxation throughout your life. It will help bring peace to your mind at the
end of each day. If you try this style in your home, share it with us by using
#MyAshleyHome on Instagram. For more inspiration to find your perfect space,
you can also browse our Pinterest boards.