Using Feng Shui to organise your home is an effective way to maximise your spiritual and emotional health. If you’ve never looked into it, you might think Feng Shui has something to do with spiritualism and clairvoyants or is overly complicated. In reality however, the basic principles are very easy to implement and will appeal to the most practical-minded of people.
The first and more important step in Feng Shui is to de-clutter your home. Ever heard the phrase ‘a tidy home means a tidy mind’? Well, it’s true! A clean, organised and minimalist living space allows your mind the space to relax and think. Clutter means disorganisation and can lead to feelings of stress.
Light and air are hugely important in Feng Shui, to allow energies to flow. Even if you don’t believe in energies as such, you will be guaranteed to feel the benefits of natural light, fresh air and air-purifying plants that create extra oxygen in your home.
When it comes to decorating your home, finding out your Feng Shui element is helpful. The Feng Shui elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water and each relates to colours and shapes.
For example, if you are a Fire element, then incorporating fire colours such as reds, oranges, yellows, pinks and purples to your home will help you feel more balanced. Wood elements need green and brown, earth elements need light yellow and light brown, metal is represented by white and grey and blue and black represent water.
If you want to go one step further and find out exactly where to feature your colours, you need to determine the Bagua of your home. The Bagua is the Feng Shui energy map of a place, and defining this will make your Feng Shui makeover as effective as possible. Feng Shui books are recommended for getting the Bagua right in your home.