Home & Life­style

Make sim­ple changes in or­der to feng shui your way to a sense of calm in the home

Noosa Life and Style - - CONTENTS - SHAYNNA BLAZE

Feng shui can be a com­plex prac­tice and, if un­in­formed, it can leave you more stressed and con­fused than re­laxed about how to cre­ate a peace­ful and har­mo­nious en­vi­ron­ment.

The ba­sic prin­ci­ples of feng shui are about cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment that en­riches, nour­ishes and en­hances your life.

You don’t have to com­pletely re­design your home to in­tro­duce these el­e­ments. Just a few sim­ple ad­just­ments can be enough to cre­ate an in­stant change.

CLUT­TER

Clut­ter is an in­stant neg­a­tive.

If your space is clut­tered it is not only vis­ually clut­tered, but can cause emo­tional clut­ter.

This can cre­ate wasted en­ergy through wor­ry­ing about a sit­u­a­tion, and can lead to ex­haus­tion. Give your­self small projects to start with and build on this each week.

COLOUR

Match the colour to the sit­u­a­tion. There is enough on the psy­chol­ogy of colour to fill a li­brary, but how to choose your colour can be as sim­ple as the mood you’re try­ing to re­flect.

EN­ERGY AND FLOW

This is as sim­ple as the “blocks” put in front of you. Bold fea­ture walls or con­trast­ing couches, such as a black leather couch on top of off-white car­pet, might be vi­brant and en­er­gis­ing in a large, open-plan room or ware­house set­ting, but move that into a small, sin­gle room and it be­comes con­fronting and blocks your en­ergy. Elim­i­nate blocks by plac­ing a darker rug un­der the couch so there isn’t such a se­vere con­trast to the car­pet. Or change the red wall to a more rest­ful white like the car­pet to main­tain a feel­ing of soft­ness and give an il­lu­sion of flow­ing space.

LIGHT

In­tro­duc­ing nat­u­ral light into your home adds to the qual­ity of the mood and cuts the cost of your en­ergy bills. Open­ing your home with vast win­dows cre­ates har­mony with na­ture.

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