In recent years, feng shui has become widespread in pop culture. From well-known celebrities practicing this ancient method, to a Netflix series based around tidying up your home, feng shui is all the rage – and for good reason! Keep reading to learn exactly how you can incorporate feng shui into your home.
What Is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is a traditional practice originating from ancient China. People have used feng shui for thousands of years to harmonize energy forces between themselves and their environment. Centered around simple, common-sense practices of decorating and organizing, this traditional practice can help you design a positive home environment. Feng shui empowers you to create amazing results completely unique to you and your space.
Feng shui literally translates to “wind-water” in English, which signifies the two elements of flow. On a simpler level, this means that every object has a position in the home that brings an ideal energy and flow to your space.
How to Feng Shui Your Home
Do you have to dig through a crowded drawer just to find your morning essentials? Do you have to step around a bulky front entryway table when going to and from your front door? Feng shui will help you bring a sense of peace throughout your space. When revamping your home, keep in mind that your daily routine will impact the placement of every item.
You’ll also want to consider the belongings in your space and what they represent. Does your furniture, decor, and color scheme match your personality? For example, do you love chillhop, neutral colors, and have a calm demeanor, but your interior space features heavy furniture with overpoweringly bold posters, and oddball decor that clash with who you are? Look around your environment to see what you feel connected to, then take note of which items need to go. If you’re wanting a little nudge in the right direction, check out this design personality quiz to find out what your go-to style is.
Why This Method?
Not only does this way of living create a calm, collected, and clutter-free home where every piece and placement is intentional, but feng shui focuses on you. Centered around your energy and how you function in your space, this is the ultimate method to tailor an environment to match your unique personality. Plus, feng shui has been around for thousands of years so it’s obviously worth the hype!
Easy Ways to Revamp Your Apartment
Observe how your walkways flow when moving about each area. If anything feels cramped or cluttered, rearrange or reorganize to find a better balance. Try out Marie Kondo’s famous KonMari Method to tidy up. Maximize the natural light with soft window coverings and open concept furniture placement. Head over to The Container Store for some helpful storage pieces. Check out Nest of Delray for some awesome upcycled, vintage furniture. Pick up some new indoor or patio plants at Floral Acres.
Whether you’re replacing furniture, swapping out decor elements, or just rearranging your current belongings, feng shui will drastically improve your home – and your life! Check out Pinterest for additional tips and tricks on how to feng shui your space. For more creative ways to level up your apartment, visit the Delray Station blog today.