Feng Shui is personalized to an individual or family based on their energy type. The science of personalizing feng shui for an individual is easier than that of a family or couple ( Although many couples find their energy types compliment one another). Feng Shui is ideal for prosperous home and works spaces, it is built from landscape to architectural and interior design elements. Feng Shui is a dynamic process that evolves as we change and grow.
When building a home, renovating or adding some finishing touches, applying Feng Shui elements to your home should be an enjoyable process. Work with your space, personal colours and element to create a suited living space for you and your family.
There is an abundance of information about Feng Shui out there, so to keep it simple, here are our tips for easy, and effective Feng Shui in your home.
Outside Feng Shui.
The energy flow to the door needs to be smooth and clear without anything blocking the entrance.
The main entry of a house needs to be welcoming and warm for good feng shui. Creating a strong foundation in the entrance created a channel throughout the whole house.
The Feng Shui Trinity
Strength of Energy in the Feng Shui Trinity. A good feng shui house has good Feng Shui anchored in its main energy centres – the bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom. Make these three areas the focal points when applying feng shui elements and pay attention to the energy in these areas and these areas will ground the house. Pull the energy towards these areas when you walk into the house; particularly the bedroom or kitchen.
Feng Shui is about the energy flow within a home, try to apply these elements:
- Fresh, free flowing air
- Natural sunlight
- Music and sound
- Living plants and/or flowers
- Rid clutter and old, damaged furniture (this is to ensure there is no stagnant or blocked energy in the house)
- Vibrant, appropriate colours
Keep in mind the relationship between Feng Shui and life. After establishing Feng Shui in your home, be mindful to keep the energy fresh and flowing. Stuck, stagnant energy in a house is believed to express itself in the relative areas of your life (based on the Bagua energy map).
Use the Bagua (feng shui energy map) to identify the areas of your home that are connected to the areas of your life. This will give you a guide for the colour, elements (wood, metal etc) and living arrangements. Using appropriate colour, and the 5 feng shui elements in your home will encourage vitality, prosperity, joy and balance within your home and life.
Here are our 6 tips for feng shui
- Understand your home using the Bagua
- Determine your feng shui element
- Use the 5 feng shui elements to create balance and prosperity within your home.
- Nourish your own element within your home through introducing elements and colours that support your energy. If your own element is fire, introduce fire colours (red, yellow, purple) or shapes (triangle) Note* To feed the fire element, place wood in your home to honor the relationship/cycle of the 5 feng shui elements.
- Personalize your home to suit your needs: to improve health, place wood element in the East area of your home.
- Position your work space, bed, dining table, lounge etc is areas that are beneficial to you. This relates to your “Kua number”. If your Kua number is 1, you benefit most from facing southeast, east, south, and north.
Remember, nothing is static in the world of energy, Qi and Feng Shui. Keep in mind:
- Be aware of your home, energy centers, life and balance.
- Clear clutter regularly, energize your home with liveliness, sunlight and fresh air.
- Pay attention to your bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
- If you are unhappy with an element within these areas, change this to suit you and be mindful of your energy and how you feel in your home.