How to feng shui your apartment?
Living in harmony with the energy of your environment is essential, and feng shui can help you achieve that. If you don’t know what feng shui is about or how it works, keep reading. In this article, I’ll provide a fun guide on how to apply feng shui principles to your apartment.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui (pronounced “fung-shway”) is an ancient Chinese art that focuses on arranging items in your space for optimal energy flow. According to this philosophy, every object has its own energy (or “chi”), which can affect the way people feel when they’re near it.
Why You Should Give It a Try
You may wonder if there’s any scientific evidence behind feng shui practices. Well…nope! There are no double-blind studies proving that hanging a crystal in front of your window will bring wealth and happiness. However, many people who have tried these methods say they work.
The Skeptics’ Explanation
Before we dive into practical tips on how to feng shui your apartment, let’s examine what skeptics might say about it:
- It’s all superstition: They would argue that there’s no real evidence supporting these ideas.
- Placebo effect: They might claim positive experiences from applying some of these practices come from placebo effects
- Correlation/causation fallacy: Also worth noting; just because something was rearranged and something good occurred thereafter doesn’t necessarily indicate causation.
So now that you’ve heard the skeptics out let us get started on ‘How To Feng ShuI Your Apartment’!
Assessing Your Home Before Rearranging
Assessing where most rooms adhere helps give direction regarding home placement – think living room should be across from TV/computer so as temperature changes will not disrupt energy flow.
Feng Shui Compass
First things first: You need to get a feng shui compass. This tool helps you determine which directions have good and bad energy in your home. So, why do you need this? Well, based on the compass reading, you can place items or furniture so that they align with the forces of nature.
Once you know your space’s orientation with respect to magnetic north using the Feng Shui compass, draw up an apartment bagua map — Essentially matching our checklist of what should be located where per room such as:
– Wealth (Southeast)
– Friends/family (west)
– Wisdom (Northeast), etc.
With each space aligned according to its position on the mapping scheme above.
All right, enough theory already! Here are some practical tips on how to feng shui your apartment:
Keep it Clean
This one’s obvious but worth stating again anyways… Keeping everything tidy helps keep positive chi flowing throughout the apt; dirty dishes & laundry scattered could lead to negative chi accumulation plus who wants dishes and old underwear on full display?
Increase Natural Light
Natural light increases happy vibes within any living quarters – something we all want more of (DON’T DENY IT) – avoiding fluorescent bulbs at night is also key. They emit blue light disrupting peacefulness for restful sleep patterns.
Greenery is known for breathing life into spaces; following suit by including snake plants or mother-in-law’s tongue or peace lilies create a natural balance in maintaining air quality & healthy neutral flows causing areas needing energetic adjustments or adding patience/acceptance postures without overwhelming effort!
|Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue||Air purification with easy maintenance||Anywhere in home|
|Peace Lily/ Boston Fern||Plants known for their toxin removal and humidifying effects, stress reduction||Bathroom or any dark corner of your apartment|
|Bamboo Palm / Dragon Tree||Absorb polluting elements, tranquilizing energy to patios/balconies overall improve homes & spaces laid out in accordance with the bagua map.||Window sill or Reception by entry door|
Enhancing Room Organization
Invest time into implementing principal room organization techniques adhering to optimal chi/sound/movements flow around furnishing – this aids proper thought processes as cluttered disarray would register a sense of chaos affecting its inhabitants subconscious decisions.
- Declutter! Dispose of items nolonger useful taking up space on auto-pilot mode i.e., junk emails. Many Americans crave declutter but are unable due to overwhelming amounts.
- Storage Area Location Store under beds, basement etc., alleviating weighty furniture forcing forward momentum from behind impeding toward vital relaxation; guests entering you house should not go past storage containers causing claustrophobia.
### Mind Your Bed Placement
Next stop: The bedroom! Make sure your bed placement doesn’t block the door — essential ‘energetic’ comings and goings— worse still place opposite an entrance leading to interrupted/disrupted sleep patterns if not moved ideally protecting individuals’ personal polarity.
If that’s not feasible then install a heavy divider screen eliminating aggravating sight-lines also aiding privacy levels giving best sleeping position facing East direction for fresh air movement avoiding North-West/West-facing walls least ideal during rest-time periods.
## The Don’ts
Now that we’ve gone into some do’s now let’s flip the script and look at what things just mess up feng shui altogether:
### No Electrical Devices In Bedroom
While many people have electronic devices they use before bedtime, it’s better off banishing technology in the bedroom to let bodies refresh optimally. The best idea is to make sure electrical devices, like phones, don’t share a room when sleeping maximizing peaceful dreams with the lack of electromagnetic waves disturbing their restful time.
### No Cracks In Doors
Doorways should seal tightly without any cracks as this detracts from complete illumination causing energy systems going haywire mirroring ambiguity feelings surmounting issues such as insulation problems headaches or bad luck for your household unlucky patterns.
Nix Sharp Angles
Angular pieces not only disrupt flow they also cause unfavorable shadows potentially leading negativity/ sharp angles & edges danger! Here are three quick fixes:
- Cover corners and sharp points/corners (e.g., knives) with appropriate materials such as baby bumpers
- Replace angular furnishings that protrude into walkways – switching over to something round/devoid of pointy parts.
-Switch rectangular rugs out replacing circle grounded items offering clear gait pathways
After reading all of these tips we hope you feel inspired enough to try some feng shui philosophy yourself. With a clearer house in accordant harmony using nature-based principles increasing vitality helps maintain optimal living standards thereby securing happy homes truly worth coming back too after hectic lifestyles spent outside… Good luck on balancing those energies effectively!