Cozy Home Feng Shui: 5 Tips
Even in a tiny space you can implement the principles of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is an ancient Asian discipline that seeks to balance the energy of your home and its inhabitants. The objective is to create a healthy and welcoming space no matter what the size. Feng Shui uses nature and natural elements to create an environment that is contributory to the flow of positive energy (called “chi”), and a layout of a room which utilizes Feng Shui should take into account an ideal energy flow. The principles of Feng Shui can be attained with the use of paint color, natural materials and objects that represent certain aspects of what type of energy flow you want to obtain.
You may not think that a small or tiny home can have enough room to create a Feng Shui space, but a small home may be even more conducive to the flow of energy than a larger home since there is less space to contend with. Here are five tips for using Feng Shui to create a small, cozy home without taking up too much space.
1. Go vertical to contain clutter. Utilize tall spaces for storage such as shelves, wardrobes or cabinets to contain items that may clutter up your small space.
2. Place your largest piece of furniture (bed, sofa, dining table, desk) in the “Command Position”. The Command Position of a room is the location where you can have the best view of the room and the door. It comes from our instinctive need to have visible control over our environment.
3. Hang an energizing crystal from the center of your space. This keeps the chi energy flowing.
4. Radiate energy from the center of your home with earth tones. The center of a home represents good health for the home’s inhabitants, and energy should emanate from this location. Place decorative ceramic items or round stones in this location.
5. Decorate with the five elements. Items that represent fire (lights, fireplaces, candles, leather objects) should be placed in the kitchen; items that represent water (fish tanks, fountains, seashells) should be placed in the bathroom, living room or bedroom; items that represent wood (plants, natural fabrics, wood furniture) should be placed in bedrooms, living rooms and children’s rooms; items that represent earth (round stones, clay items, desert images) should be placed in the living room or dining room; and items that represent metal (candelabras, spheres, metal decorative objects) should be placed in an area where you do your work.
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