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