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Decorating Your Norfolk Rental Property: Feng Shui Basics

Norfolk Feng Shui Living RoomHave you ever wanted to do a make-over at your Norfolk rental home to encourage more positive energy, but you’re unsure where to begin? Why not include feng shui in your option to dress up your home? Learning the basics of feng shui can be easy while helping you achieve the vibe you want in your home.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng shui is an approach to arranging your living space that comes from Taoist philosophy. The point is to use colors, shapes, and design to achieve a balance of five natural elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. Each of these elements is associated with different qualities. For instance, earth tones are connected to qualities such as self-care and nourishment, while metal is thought to invite feelings of joy. Water usually characterizes wisdom and connectedness, while wood reflects growth and healing. Ultimately, fire (and light) are thought to invite inspiration and passion into an environment. By using different materials and positioning them in certain areas of your home, the idea is to empower the items in your home to work together to be in balance.

The Basics: Commanding Position

Along with the elements, the commanding position is another of the basic components of feng shui. Principal items in your home need to be “in command” or to be found in a way that you feel at ease when you use them. According to the common belief, these key items represent you (your bed), your resources (your stove), and your path in life (desk). By placing them in command, you’ll be able to spot potential opportunities that come your way.

To place your bed, stove, or desk in the commanding position, locate the spot in each room where you can use the item comfortably while also being able to see the door. This should be someplace that is not directly in line with the door but at a comfortable angle. By positioning important items in this way, the purpose is to help your subconscious mind relax, thereby causing you to be more aware of what may be coming up next in your life.

Feng Shui Room by Room

Using the principles of feng shui looks a little different depending on which room you are focusing on. Some of the most common areas that feng shui can make a big difference are the entryway, living room, bedroom, and kitchen.

  • Entryway: With regards to feng shui, entrances are very important given that this is where energy enters the space inside your home. At times referred to as the “mouth of qi,” keeping the threshold of your home clear and clean can help good energy flow more smoothly. To maximize the effect, sweep the entrance habitually, and don’t forget to give your door a thorough cleaning frequently.
  • Living Room: To attract pleasant gatherings, add comfortable seating in your living room that faces inward. Avoid placing the back of any chair or sofa directly in front of a door. Include healthy green plants to stimulate the environment and appeal to the wood element.
  • Bedroom: The first thing to do in the bedroom is to put your bed in the commanding position. After that, do everything you can to keep the space under your bed clear of clutter or other storage items. Include earth elements for nourishment and support, such as earth-tone rugs or blankets.
  • Kitchen: To apply feng shui in the kitchen, keep your kitchen clean to attract more positive energy to your home. This incorporates inside your fridge and cupboards. If you can place your stove in the command position, do so. At that moment, stack your kitchen space with healthy foods and the five elements to give the space purpose and healing vibes.

By utilizing the principles of feng shui, you can instantly lift the energy in your home to support the healthy, happy lifestyle you deserve.


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